Monthly Archives: March 2009
The last post was 100! So, as requested, here’s my arrangement of Elegy for bass and string ensemble. This link WILL EXPIRE IN 2 DAYS.
I added some picture of my bass and bow on my ABOUT page.
I’ve almost reached 100 posts here on mostlybass.com! To celebrate, I’ll be giving away a download from my catalog. Any requests?
An arrangement I did of Valse Miniature for bass and strings is now available with an introductory price of $5.00.
Rather than purchasing an expensive metronome, get a drum machine! Their much more flexible, programmable, and a lot of fun to use. Have a simple metronome on hand for simple work. Alesis SR-16 Stereo Drum Machine $159 Boss DB-90 Dr. … Continue reading
Rant on cheap instruments… AHH!!!!!!!!
Here are some solutions to anxiety and nerves. This is from Men’s Health, April 2009, Page 40.
More pictures courtesy of C&D Custom Designs, available on the web through http://store.gotofmi.com, CA based company, but MD built basses…
Here’s some information I’ve been working for quite a while – it’s a general outline of what public school string students should know. I use the term “should” very loosely. As educators we are constantly adapting and modifying. But it … Continue reading
Check out these custom detail jobs. Photos courtesy of C&D Custom Designs, available on the web through http://store.gotofmi.com, CA based company, but MD built basses…
What are your thoughts on professional organizations such as MENC, ISB, ASTA, IAJE, etc? Personally, I feel ASTA and ISB have turned into just an advertisement for their annual or bi-annual conference.
I love to log and track things. I monitor my practice, my exercising, moods, etc. but finding least obtrusive method can be difficult. I recently setup several calendars in iCal – one for practicing and one for exericising. The great … Continue reading
Here is a screen shot of an iPhone screen. The bottom four apps are my music apps. From left to right: GigBaby, Decibel, Pocket Piano, and TrollDrum My home screen has my favorite app – Chronology, the ultimate timer. … Continue reading
This past weekend I was practicing and working on some rather fast sixteenth note passages. I wanted to get the down bows and up to be exactly the same length – and very short. Hmmm. I could be out stickers … Continue reading
Once again, I was visiting my digital archives and found this article by Jim Citrin ____________________________________ Talent is Overrated by Jim Citrin Originally posted on YAHOO! Finance, Friday, November 21, 2008 If you listened to the mellifluous President-Elect Obama deliver … Continue reading
I bought this Turbo Tune from Bob Gollihur’s store. It’s a great accessory!