Monthly Archives: September 2009
Healthy Practicing by William Westney, from The Perfect Wrong Note.
Jim Citrin, Leadership by Example Talent is Overrated by Jim Citrin Posted on Friday, November 21, 2008, 12:00AM If you listened to the mellifluous President-Elect Obama deliver his acceptance speech at Grant Park on November 4th, you wouldn’t be alone … Continue reading
Bowing examples for students posted here.
I blogged about and interviewed author Jon Gorrie several times on the site. I’ve been reading his works and I have to say it’s quite good. His writing is very accessible while providing many practical solutions. I highly recommend his … Continue reading
I recently downloaded two metronome applications for my iPhone – Metronome TS and Tempo. Metronome TS looked seductively perfect – many options in an easy to use package at $3.99. It works as advertised but it doesn’t ‘feel’ accurate and … Continue reading
What programs do you use to track your practicing? I currently use myLogger on my iPhone. Some questions to ask: Do I want to record time and get info such as averages? Yes, then The Daily Tracker works well. Also … Continue reading
When his son wanted to quit baseball at age 8, Dad said to him, “Sure, but you have to tell your teammates and coach.” The boy couldn’t do it. He’s played for 7 years since. Show kids the pain of … Continue reading
Go have a look around my other blog, The Evolving Educator.
If you keep getting the same results… DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT!
Does every student taking math become a mathematician? Of course not, but they are given skills necessary for daily life. Perhaps that should be our goal – provide necessary life skills rather than requiring students to complete arbitrary scale requirements. … Continue reading
The arco jazz bass project has promised to offer a jazz standard for / with arco played contrabass every month. For September there is “Black of Orpheus”: as usual as mp3 with arco played solo contrabass and without, and Aas … Continue reading
One. The rest are true.
String instruments have black lines around them but they are not decoration. It is called purfling and it is actually strips of wood put into the instrument to help the structure. That is one characteristic of a quality instrument. If … Continue reading
I know the label says “Bass Rosin” but this is the same stuff as their upper string rosin – dry and powdery. Get some Pops, Nyman, Carlsson, or Oak bass rosin!
I’ve been working on an arrangement of Valse Miniature for bass with string ensemble. Since it’s a 1.0 release, I’m going to give it away for 1 week. Please send any feedback you may have! Download it here.
I added a video of a spiccato exercise to the Right Hand page.