Monthly Archives: March 2009
Tweet 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.
Tweet I added some picture of my bass and bow on my ABOUT page.
Tweet I’ve almost reached 100 posts here on mostlybass.com! To celebrate, I’ll be giving away a download from my catalog. Any requests?
Tweet An arrangement I did of Valse Miniature for bass and strings is now available with an introductory price of $5.00.
Tweet 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 … Continue reading
Tweet Rant on cheap instruments… AHH!!!!!!!!
Tweet Here are some solutions to anxiety and nerves. This is from Men’s Health, April 2009, Page 40.
Tweet More pictures courtesy of C&D Custom Designs, available on the web through http://store.gotofmi.com, CA based company, but MD built basses…
Tweet 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 … Continue reading
Tweet 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…
Tweet 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.
Tweet 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 … Continue reading
Tweet 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
Tweet 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 … Continue reading
Tweet 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 … Continue reading
Tweet I bought this Turbo Tune from Bob Gollihur’s store. It’s a great accessory!