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The Flummoxing Phenomenon of Messing up in the Lesson or on Stage

When Performing doesn’t go as practiced… There is a reason. And a remedy! We likely have all been there… aced the tune in the practice room. Yet, when playing it

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Do you Have That Sinking Feeling That Your Bass Playing Lacks Foundation? Thanks to Stuart Hamm for showing me this great place to shoot a bass course ad of all

What are other names for I, II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII chords in music?

When I hear a great song I feel compelled to “decode” it What makes it sound cool? What’s up with these chords and why are other names for chords interesting? What

How Low can you go? (Strap length for Bass)

Strapped for answers about strap length? How low can you go? Down Low for Maximum Cool Factor Picture this: Headbanging on stage, the bassist pounding the strings hard – sometimes

Surprise your Family with a Christmas Song Solo Bass Style!

My favorite Christmas song – Silent Night – for solo bass Learn it now! Enjoy my solo bass rendition of my favorite Christmas song which also happens to have been

Oh my, they want me to solo: Super Simple and Effective Strategy!

Called to solo and feel cold sweat coming on? Wrestling with a million thoughts in your mind and feeling like you have to now play a million notes to impress

How to Send Tension Packing… And Play More Relaxed

Last week I was talking about the importance of sending tension packing so creativity and flow can move your way instead. Here are a few general tips and checkpoints for

The Number 1 Enemy of Creativity, Timing and Tone

I used to believe that peak creativity is just happening to us in rare, lucky moments and that the best we can do is pray to the muses. Over time

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