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Staying in Control

Here are some of my notes from a workshop I was fortunate enough to lead in Latvia in March 2011. To create a successful bassline or musical idea we must always be in control of what we are trying to do. Think of music as…

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Judging Yourself Too Harshly

Recently I sat down to attempt to record a new bass playing video for the teaching page. I had high expectations about what I wanted to achieve but when I listened back, nothing sounded good enough. I couldn’t get anything I was happy with. I…

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Learning the Fundamentals

A common reason for a student booking a bass lesson is this. ‘I’ve been playing for years but have never really understood what I’m doing.’ When we start looking at what and how the student plays it often becomes clear that there is a lack…

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