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A banner of the order of flats and sharps. I tried having two banners for each but students found it confusing. So here is a banner where they can just read it from the appropriate side and with a single … Continue reading
Since the eStore here at MostlyBass is about digital downloads, there are no shipping charges. There was an issue where PayPal was adding a $10 shipping charge (no wonder people weren’t buying)…. IT IS FIXED and there are NO SHIPPING … Continue reading
Hey music teachers! Check out the Rhythm Ruler – a tool to help teach rhythms to students.
Thomas Tallis Spem in Alium Bach Well Tempered Clavier Bach Cello Suites Bach Musical Offering Beethoven Symphony 3 5 7 9 Berlioz Symphony Fantastique Debussy Sunken Cathedral Stravinsky Rite of Spring Messiaen – Quatuor pour la fin du temps Sibelius … Continue reading
Support local music in Chicago! This is the first studio release from my band, Jungle of Cities. Music by Jungle of Cities - facebook ~ website Click here to purchase on iTunes. Want the FLAC version? Scroll down and your audiophile dreams will … Continue reading
Is there a social correspondence between the number of laws of society the number of rules for music. Such as the baroque period there were many guidelines and rules to follow for composition but that were much less number of … Continue reading
From StageTrix website: “Most pedalboards have only one level and therefore require an awkward tap dance to access the second row of pedals without stomping on others accidentally. The Pedal Riser raises your second row of pedals to the perfect height, and has drop-in-from-the-top™ cable … Continue reading
From StageTrix website: “We have seen multiple ways for people to mark the settings on their amplifiers, effects pedals and mixing consoles, but non seemed easy and convenient. Everything now changes with the introduction of the Setting Saver™. A marker that … Continue reading
From StageTrix website: “The Pedal Fastener is a hook fastener designed specifically for attaching pedals to pedalboards. It features industrial strength adhesive optimized to stick to the rubber on the back of most pedals and hold fast up to 200 … Continue reading
The first studio EP from Chicago ensemble, Jungle of Cities, is now available. Burlap Soul features 6 original music songs rooted in traditional electric/acoustic folk, pressed with a cinematic feel and delivered with lyrics drawn from today’s headlines. Influenced by music from Roots … Continue reading
I was recently in the market for a new strap for my bass guitar – a walnut 5 string by Carvin. It’s a bit on the heavy side so I knew I wanted a wide (4″) strap. There are a lot … Continue reading
I was fortunate to be a guest clinician this past weekend at Roosevelt Middle School in River Forest, IL for their string workshop. It was great to work with several young bassists. They worked very hard and sounded great! Thank … Continue reading
I’ll soon be doing a review of the Setting Saver from StageTrix Products. This is a very useful product with more uses than just effects pedals. It’s intended for musicians to mark on their pedals what the knob settings are. … Continue reading
from here: http://lifehacker.com/5966555/use-the-20+second-rule-to-improve-your-life Use the 20-Second Rule to Form Better Habits Melanie Pinola Building good habits and breaking bad ones isn’t easy when we have a limited supply of willpower. One way to make this easier is by implementing a “20-second rule” … Continue reading
“An Introduction to Double Bass Playing” is now available on Amazon for your Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AC4DNZ8
I’m at an orchestra festival today where one of my violin students was accepted. Of course, as a bassist, I immediately gravitated toward the bass section. I was horrified!!! The position, technique, and bow holds – OH MY!
Here is some info on the subject of humidity and the use of Dampits. http://www.gollihurmusic.com/faq/16-HUMIDITY_DO_YOU_NEED_TO_HUMIDIFY_YOUR_UPRIGHT_BASS.html On the Topic of Humidification By Barrie Kolstein It is once again that time of the year, that with the leaves falling, the temperatures and humidity is falling as well. … Barrie Kolstein gives some tips In the thirty-plus years that I have been involved in professional instrument repair, the winter 2002/3 season proved to be one of the most difficult for vintage and contemporary basses I have ever encountered.