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Remember How You Remembered Pi? (On Bass Mnemonics)

“May I have a large container of coffee?”  This handy mnemonic never made it to my German speaking  classroom back in high school, but it would have come in handy

Low on Motivation? The Power of Tiny Habits

A Tough Place to be It can strike without warning or creep up slowly over time- this feeling of being in a lull with our instrument pursuits: burnt out, joyless,

Efficient Practice Hacks: Sleep!

Learn in Your Sleep or: Put Your Bass Under Your Pillow for Maximum Practice Effect. Wait, what? In this article I talk about the magic window of learning we get

Learning Channels: My 5 for Bass and How to Use Them

  17.07.2017   Ari   Practicing & Habits   5 Comments

Learning Channels Ever played a piece over and over and it still failed to “stick”? No matter how often you repeat it, when you return back to it it feels

Efficient Practice Hacks – How to Take Breaks

It’s a no-brainer, you practice, then you take a break, right? True, but, even that process of taking breaks can be improved upon and hence make your practice session significantly

Efficient Practice Hacks – Creating Feedback Loops

I recently wrote on Feedback Loops, and I got a few questions on it. So I wanted to go a bit deeper on the topic, particularly, by giving you examples

Practicing and Motivational Tip: Make it Emotional!

If you want to remember something, make it emotional Very often we can vividly recall times/moments of our lives that were very dramatic; or loaded with emotional (good or bad)

Getting to Know You, my Reader

Dear Reader, With my blog videos, the book and TrueFire course coming out, I have made a lot of changes to my teaching in the last couple of months. For

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