Cyber Monday Begins Today! Saturday, November 28

November 23, 2015

12 Tone Music Publishing: Music Education for Guitar and Bass

Happy Cyber Monday from 12 Tone Music Publishing and two-time GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly! Order now through November 30 and receive 25% Off all products in the 12 Tone Music store. Use code “JMG5NWMM” at checkout to save 25% now! Domestic orders only. No Minimum Purchase!

Save 25% on all products in the 12 Tone Music store!

No Minimum Purchase! 


LOW: The Power and Beauty of Bass ~ Presented by Mike Overly

November 19, 2015

LowIn broad acoustic terms, Bass refers to sounds that fall below 262 Hertz on the frequency spectrum. In musical terms it can refer to the instruments that make those low sounds as well as the sounds themselves. Its presence in music is critical. The pulse laid down by the bass is like an engine. A whole band will move or not move depending on the actions of the bass. And the notes played in the bassline are like a compass. The lowest sounding pitch can help us find true north, or the harmony of the music.

From November 8, 2015 through July 31, 2016, the Museum of Making Music will introduces several aspects of the low register ~ bass ~ experience. This exhibition will encourage visitors to SEE, HEAR, and FEEL low sound by engaging them with different interactives. It is hoped that this exhibition will open your eyes, ears and imagination to this sonic realm, and to inspire you to incorporate this new awareness into your everyday activities . . .

Bootsy, Marshall and MeAnd be sure to check out Bass EncycloMedia written by two-time GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly

What do Bootsy, Marshall and Author Mike Overly Want You to Know?

Bass EncycloMedia is a most profound revelation! I am certain that this book, written with cool analysis and prophetic vision, will have a most significant effect on any player who studies it. It is an important contribution to those thinking bass.” – Marshall Jones, Mega Bass Master for the Ohio Players.

Let Bass EncycloMedia show you how to dramatically improve your playing by learning 7 Forms on the holistic fretboard so that you can easily play all the chord, scale and arpeggio fragments. With over 323 pages of total fretboard knowledge in one book, Bass EncycloMedia thoroughly explains how to play something uniquely different every time with every song!

Order now through November 30 to receive FREE SHIPPING on this amazing book that has bassists everywhere raving about their ability to finally understand the bass fretboard. Use code “6NWJGGCF” at checkout. Domestic orders only.

Bass EncycloMedia ~ taking bass to the next degree!

‘Ukulele: High G and Low G ~ by Mike Overly

November 5, 2015

ukuleleJoin two-time GRAMMY® Nominated Music Educator Mike Overly as he presents his unique insights into the ‘ukulele’s history, benefits of its different tunings, theory, technique ~ and much more!


‘Ukulele: High G and Low G

Since its introduction to Hawai’i in 1879, the ‘ukulele has been many things: a symbol of an island paradise, a tool of political protest, an instrument central to a rich musical culture, a musical joke, a highly sought-after collectible, a cheap airport souvenir, a lucrative industry, and the product of a remarkable synthesis of global cultures.

This video explores some of the fascinating aspects of how an obscure four-string folk instrument from Portugal rose to its current popularity as a world-wide legitimate musical instrument. Aloha!

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