Category Archives: Tips

Transcription: A Necessary Process

I received a couple of questions on the sight reading post that bear some further comments. Most of them are answered by transcribing music. Transcription is an important tool for all musicians in all genres. In some genre, all that is … Continue reading

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Why Summer is a Great Time for Lessons

There are quite a few reasons for taking lessons in the summer, none the least of which is the fact that the weather is better. Having taught students with a wide variety of ages for a few decades now, it … Continue reading

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The Importance of Warming Up

I went for a number years with little or no warm-up before practicing or playing a gig. It never seemed really necessary. Playing a lot of gigs for over a decade was a big help in keeping me thinking that … Continue reading

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The Plateau – What Do I Now?

It happens to all of us – not just bass players but all musicians – when we feel stuck, stilted, stymied, etc., and just can’t seem to get beyond the point where we are now. Sometimes you lay down the … Continue reading

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