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A Little Trick that Works Wonders: Check, please!

Check it out, one of the questions I get a lot is “How much time do I need to devote to practice?” Most folks expect my answer to be something

Does Knowing Music Theory Take the Magic out of Playing Music?

I have heard these sentiments about the magic of music over and over: Doesn’t “knowing” get in the way of pure “feeling”!? Aren’t you constantly analyzing when you know theory?

Practice with a Purpose

Practice with a Purpose! Related article: Why “Just keep playing is not working!” Are you a “weekend warrior” looking to up your game, but always pressed to find time to

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

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