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How Far Do The “Basics” Go?

I took a somewhat unusual path to bass. I started as a guitarist at a very early age – 51/2! I spent a few years with a cello in elementary school. In high school, the jazz band director asked me … Continue reading

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Sight Reading – Some helpful tips

Sight reading requires 2 major skills and few sub-points to work: You have to know the written language of music – notation, dynamics, rhythm, etc., very well to sight read effectively. 2.  You must know where every single note possible on your … 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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New Students

I have a few spots open for more students. If you are interested, please fill out the form below (you will need to wipe out my info which seems to populate in the form no matter what) or email me … Continue reading

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Reading Music, Tablature and Ear Training

One of the most common questions that I get asked by students is “Do I need to be able to read music?” Unless you intend to do nothing but play cover songs or original music that isn’t written out, then the … Continue reading

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Lesson Specials now through the end of March!!

We have a new lesson special through the end of March. Each student who signs up for lessons during this time will receive one lesson free! All you have to do is sign up for one month of lessons and … Continue reading

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I’m Back!! Catching Up….

It has been quite a while since I posted anything here and for that, I am sorry. Life just got a little busy and I kept putting off until I did nothing. It has been quite a year so far. … Continue reading

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Duck Dunn Dies While on Tour in Japan

Bass icon Donald “Duck” Dunn has passed away while on tour in Japan. Dunn was one of the primary influences on the bass guitar world, ranking with greats James Jamerson and Jaco Pastorius. Rest in peace, Duck Here’s a video … Continue reading

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