Classical Thump is about understanding music theory through rock and pop music. The idea for ClassicalThump.com occurred to me while exercising. I always have my iPod playing a random assortment of rock and pop tunes while at the gym and … Continue reading
A student recently asked me if there is an online dictionary of music terms. Although my gut reaction was to tell him to use Google, I searched and found this one: http://www.music.vt.edu/musicdictionary/
Check out this post over at Bass Strings Online where Jason toured the D’Addario Factory. Very cool!
Here’s another great site dedicated to the upright bass. UprightBass.com
Check out the new facebook-inspired yet very useful place for musicians to discuss, socialize, and meet other musicians: (aptly named ) The Social Musician.
Check out this article in Strings where I’m one of the quoted sources!!!!
Check out the band I play bass for on facebook.
Philadelphia Orchestra board OKs Chapter 11 filing
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From the Chicago Tribune.
Here’s a great article on changing strings.
Looking for a luthier in the NYC area? Check out Bill Merchant. He build my custom extension in 2004 and does exceptional work.
“A fate worse than death?” contains 8 articles that I wrote whilst preparing “Performing in The Zone”. Some of the articles became source material for “Performing in The Zone”, a couple were downloadable as ebooks, and a couple aren’t available … Continue reading
How To Practice.com has listed some tips on breaking down a difficult phrase or passage. Great for students as well as being a reminder to us more seasoned players!
Check out some tips at my other blog, The Evolving Educator.
The arco jazz bass project publishes this month a “hot” jazz standard: “Yesterdays” by Jerome Kern is ready from now on to download in mp3 format as a playback as well as an example with arco played solo bass. Besides, … Continue reading
Looking for an original composition / commission? Check out Michael D. Blostein.
Suzuki Soup is a composition I wrote featuring the melodies of Suzuki Book 1. It is a medley in a fiddling type style. I thought that since most string students study these tunes it would be fun to play them … Continue reading
To promote improvising with the bow, one jazz standard is offered on the homepage once monthly. The download is for free. For each title there will be one mp3-file with solo bass which plays themes and improvisation as an example, and … Continue reading
A virtual keyboard – great for young students.