Monthly Archives: April 2009

Bottesini Reverie Accompaniment

Tweet Here is the accompaniment to Bottesini’s Reverie in orchestra tuning. Only $5!

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Once upon a time…

Tweet there was a bass player soooo bad, even the section noticed!

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Tweet If you’re looking for some cool interviews and demonstrations in the electric guitar and bass realm, check out

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Lots of practicing


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The Perfect Bass-mobile


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Rockin’ Out!


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Why Music?

Tweet Karl Paulnack Welcome Address An excerpt from a welcome address given to parents of incoming students at The Boston Conservatory on September 1, 2004, by Dr. Karl Paulnack, director of the Music Division.

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Mozart on Guitar


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Me, My Bass, & Miloslav Gajdos

Tweet circa 2005

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Bach’s Remains

Tweet In 2002 I was fortunate to be able to travel to Germany. One of my stops was Leipzig where Bach work at the St. Thomas Church.

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Tweet Tragedy struck Thursday in the first of two sold-out Andrew Bird concerts at the opulent Civic Opera House. Bird’s musical weapon of choice – his violin — was mortally wounded when it slipped from his hands near the end … Continue reading

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Bass Aboard A Plane


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iPhone Guitar App

Tweet I play some jazz guitar and was looking for a chord reference. After going through several applications I found Guitarist’s Reference. It’s a little slow to load but it very complete and feature rich!

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New Link

Tweet Check out Bass Guitar Blog. It’s similar to MostlyBass or DoubleBassBlog but with the focus being on bass guitars.

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Shar Music, You Suck

Tweet Your poorly made Franz Hoffman bass makes a 3rd grade girl want to quit in frustration. Thanks. The fingerboard has warped so bad the G string rests against it. The adjusters – yeah, they’re useless. I moved the bridge … Continue reading

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Reiteration of my string recommendation

Tweet I have to reitereate my recommendation for Pirastro Obligato strings. These strings are great and can make a bad bass sound reasonable! Yesterday, a student and I put Obligatos on this bass and the change in sound was remarkable. … Continue reading

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More Insane Bass

Tweet Alright maybe insane isn’t the right word. But, wow! Jean Baudin Gear Jean Baudin Duet

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“If you play only barre chords…

Tweet you’ll play only in bars.” – John Scofield

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News from MB Washington Bureau

Tweet Economic Crisis Takes It’s Toll on Live Music Early Reports Point to Many Changes, and Cutbacks Washington Bureau C.S. , Special Contributor Amidst national concern over the failing U.S. Economy, many performance bands are streamlining their groups to … Continue reading

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The Classical Sky Is Falling!! RUN!!!!

Tweet Good morning everyone! Through Double Bass Blog I found this blog from the Milwaukee Symphony’s Principal violist. I feel it has particular merit due to his position and therefore insight in to the orchestral world. Anyway…It got me thinking….

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