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How to Become Great in Just Two Minutes a Day?

Before you think this is some sort of hype – hear me out. There is good science behind this… The Tiny Habits® method developed by Stanford Persuasion Lab’s BJ Fogg is a

What Worked and What didn’t Work in School And How to Apply it to BASS

I received an email this morning from a course participant (let’s call him CP). He received the Monthly Ask Ari reminder and felt pressured as if failing at school, not good enough, not with the program…

What Makes me go WOW: Not Slappety, But You Doing You

Slappety-Slap Mania Last week the exuberant spectacle known as the NAMM show occurred in Anaheim, California. (I wrote about what the NAMM Show is here). I had a fabulous time,

New Year Snapshot: Skills Assessment Sheet

Happy New Year, Bass Blog Friends! Ah, a fresh start! 2018 is here and a new adventure begins. In a way, it is just a date on the calendar, but

Never Cancel Your Lesson For This Reason…

I get it, you had all the best intentions since the last lesson, but just didn’t get to as much practice as you had hoped. • Maybe there was no

Why “just keep playing” is not working… And what is

At a recent bass camp I co-taught at, a student shared her frustration with me. She had been playing for a while but felt that she was not really making

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,

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