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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
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
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 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
“An Introduction to Double Bass Playing” is now available on Amazon for your Kindle! http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AC4DNZ8
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.
The Applei Books version of “An Introduction to Double Bass Playing” now available world wide! It is a multi-media book and includes videos and photo galleries. And it’s only $8.99 US dollars.
Once again, Shar Music has screwed up my school purchase order. They don’t carry the brand of items I want but they accepted our bid and substituted my specific brand order with their crappy house brand. Why Shar? Why? If … Continue reading
Is your school setting up an instrumental program? Are you wondering where to start with purchase orders, curriculum, music, and assessment? I can help! I have 16 years of experience teaching all levels and have saved everything throughout the years!! … Continue reading
Listen to some great upright playing on Egg Man. And at 49 seconds in he plays a pedal arco note. Very cool.
I recently received bass books 1 through 5 of “One Step at a Time” by Jennie Lou Klim. I liked books 2 – 5 more than 1 but these books would make a great complement in the private studio for younger … Continue reading
I’m a big fan of the website, LifeHacker. It’s full of great tips and tricks to make life easier. Recently they had a post about using a reef knot to tie your shoes rather than the more common granny know. As a … Continue reading
Thank you to Dr. David P. for visiting the museum and taking the pictures! Octobass from Pat Shannahan on Vimeo.
Come check out Jungle of Cities at the Elbo Room! 2871 North Lincoln Avenue Saturday, June 9 10:00 pm 21+, $10 cover
An Introduction to Double Playing is available as a multimedia book on iTunes for the iPad at An Introduction to Double Bass Playing for iPad ___________________________ Check out the the first studio EP, Burlap Soul from my band, Jungle of … Continue reading
The latest CD release from the Diotima String Quartet, American Music, is simply amazing. Clean, clear, articulate, and musical. It is refreshing to hear a European interpretation of twentieth century American classics. Their recording of Different Trains for String Quartet and … Continue reading
Please note the announcement below. In support of Alicia Marvin’s efforts to support affordable housing, all profits from tailpiece sales until May 16 will be donated to Bike and Build. In addition, tailpiece prices will be reduced by $10 each … Continue reading
I currently have openings in my private studio for both electric and double bass lessons. Click here for more information. You can view my resume here.