March 20, 2019

Facebook. Youtube. Instagram. Snapchat. The one thing all these formats have in common is that video content is king. We live in a day and age where anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop has the ability to record themselves playing and up...

August 30, 2015

4. Just. Not. Practicing.


It's this simple: If you want to get better at something, you have to do it over and over again. No shortcuts, no magic formulas, and no amount of youtube watching is going to makeup for the hours and hours you need t...

August 6, 2015

3. Not Learning To Read Music

I'd like to preface this post with two statements:

 

Learning to read music does not make you a better musician.

 

Learning to read music will not make you a worse musician.

 

There is nothing more divisive in my experie...

2. Not learning the notes on the fingerboard
I can't tell you amount of times I've stopped a student in the middle of playing and asked them what note they are on, only to be met with a blank expression. For me, fingerboard knowledge is the ke...

Everybody started out as a beginner, no exceptions. There was a point in every bass player's life when they struggled to hold down the E string on the first fret, or didn't know where to find a Bb on the D string...and that's ok, we've all bee...

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