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In practice, when I make a mistake, should I go back to top or just push ahead?

One of our course participants just asked me this question. Here is my answer: Neither!! First let me say this loud and clear: Never “go back to the top” if

Come hang with me at a virtual bass summit! [free]

The “Become a Bassist” Summit FREE ONLINE EVENT | August 10-14 2020 There’s a really cool event coming up in a few weeks that I’m a part of. Me and

You Got a Friend in me [UBass solo • VIDEO]

My Little UBass Friend and I have a Little Note for you… Enjoy!       Thank you Kala, for creating amazing instruments that are highly addictive and impossible to

How the Pros Use Inversions

How the Pros Use Inversions A student recently asked me: “I’m not 100% sure I get the necessity of inversions… I understand them, but when I’m playing and I need

Not motivated to practice? Try this! [3 minute video]

Behavior Model [My Homework for a Course] There is a formula for changing your behavior. Professor BJ Fogg of the Stanford Behavior Design Lab developed it (he is also the

Killer Octave Riff! [VIDEO]

Killer Octave Riff Turn a simple 2-chord progression into something special using a modern take on a “disco-inspired” octave groove. This killer riff is also great for shedding your technique:

Five Small Bass Playing Tweaks for Instant Results

Five Small Bass Playing Tweaks for Instant Results From years of teaching, I have identified several small adjustments you can make in your playing and practicing that will make a

COVID Practice Fatigue: How to Beat the Funk

COVID Practicing Fatigue? The puzzling phenomenon! My students know they can always talk to me about practicing challenges, as can my Music Theory for the Bass Player cohort participants. I

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