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This Technique Habit Will Hold you Back on the Bass

I see it with almost all of my students – from beginners to pros – it’s just too easy to overwork the thumb! Even experienced players are guilty of this

VIDEO: Tiny Habits for Practicing Musicians

Tiny Habits for Practicing Musicians Celebrating the good notes: Bring the joy back to learning music and make practicing your instrument a favorite part of your day! Check out this

This was an amazing technique workout [Video with Mark Smith/Bach Prelude] – with TUTORIAL

Bach Prelude Number 2 for 2 Basses with Mark Smith! Mark Smith of talkingbass.net approached me a while back about doing a Bach piece together. And he happened to suggest

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

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