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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,

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

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