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Thanks for checking out my FAQ section! Due to my schedule craziness, it is often impossible to respond to each of the inquiries I receive...but I definitely do want to answer as many of your questions as I'm able. Here are some of my responses to the most frequent questions I receive. I'll try to add to this as time permits. Thanks for your interest! God bless you & your grooving...


DVD vs. Dojo Courses

"What's the difference between the DVDs and your online courses at MusicDojo?"

Thanks for your interest. Much of the core material is similar, with the following notable exceptions:

  • The Modes and their application are covered in considerably more detail in the Level 1 MusicDojo course;
  • A quick (but fairly intensive) tutorial in navigating a basic rhythm chart is also included in the Level 1 course;
  • Musical Styles are covered much more comprehensively in the Level 3 course;
  • Perhaps most importantly, the MusicDojo format facilitates interaction through use of freeware...allowing students to record themselves playing over the provided drum tracks and upload them for my feedback and suggestions.

The DVDs remain a resource with almost 7 hours of face-to-face with me as I demonstrate the various concepts, exercises and examples. The format is obviously very visual (much more than the Dojo courses), with lots of close-up fingerboard shots, etc.

**UPDATE:  My new instructional site, ArtOfGroove.com, brings together both of the above resources as well as many hours of brand new HD video content.  It is a comprehensive online instructional resource for bassists, and I'm confident is one of the best values going for quality music education.**

It largely boils down to your learning style. Have fun!

Blessings- Norm

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