Monthly Archives: February 2010
What style / kind / brand of the following do you generally recommend to students: Upright Bass: Bow: Electric Bass: Amp:
Rather than focusing on recording practice time in a log, consider a pre-practice log. A sort of pre-flight checklist. What is the plan for the session? What spots will you work on? What is the outcome? How long will you … Continue reading
Here’s a practice record you can download. Download the PDF HERE.
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This evening I taught a lesson to student preparing for an audition. I wanted to be able to hand him a ‘dry run’ DVD of his playing for him to evaluate before we film the actual audition. So I had … Continue reading
“Nothing which life has to offer is worth the price of worry.” Napolean Hill
I’m looking to use my skills in the field of personal coaching. As a music teacher, much of my job is basically personally coaching. During a rehearsal, I organize, analyze and review data. Then I decide what to do with … Continue reading
If emotions are at the core of learning, why do music educators and ensemble directors consistently ignore the student’s emotions? Nearsightedness and for their own emotions. Or perhaps we should be thinking about future emotions. It is easier to look … Continue reading
First, thank you for supporting the arts and your daughter / son’s musical education! There are many benefits to this, which have been documented in many sources. Now, what can you as a parent do to help your child on … Continue reading
For a great beginner electric method for young students check out: Bass 101: A Contemporary Approach to Bass Playing by Ron Manus & L.C. Harnsberger I’ve been using it with a 5th grader and it’s perfect! For a more advanced … Continue reading
When I was in high school I auditioned for the all county jazz band. I had prepared several scales and solos on my electric bass. There were 5 or so us going and after school us and our band teacher … Continue reading