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Mental Practicing: Why is it Important?

For those who are in my teaching studio know mental practicing has been a common topic across the board for almost all of my students this summer. Which is why I think it would be good to write a little in more detail as to what some of the elements that I find import for […]

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Late to the Party: Memorization

Throughout my musical career I was never required to give memorize any of the music I was playing. And to be honest, it was something I really never wanted to do for a lot of my training as teenager. Up until recently, it was never a requirement. In fact, I remember being told by a […]

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François Rabbath – Impressions from ISB 2017

For any of you who where at ISB conference know that François Rabbath gave a recital  during one of the evenings, it was a highlights of the week. But let me take my story back a few year earlier. During my third year in the music program at the University of Utah, I was in […]

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ISB 2017 – How it can be discouraging

So, I just got back from the International Society of Bassist (ISB) convention in Ithaca, New York last week. For any of you bassist out there, I highly recommend joining the ISB, if you haven’t already. It is a wonderful resource of being able to connect with other bassists around the USA and world, during […]

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Practice Frustrations

Do you ever have nights where ever little detail of your playing really grates your ears? Where nothing you are doing is right? This is me tonight. Last weekend I have the privilege to drive up to Seattle, WA to have a lesson with Barry Lieberman. One of the things he pointed out about my […]

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Digital World With Sheet Music

Some what recently, I played a gig where the wind section all had the new iPad’s Pros to display their 60 plus pages of music. At first, I thought the same as one of my professors did a few years ago and thought, we’ll that is a little silly. Oh how I was wrong. Tablets […]

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