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Now Available: Practice Deck I for Jazz Bass

At long last, I’ve launched Practice Deck I for Jazz Bass (12-Bar C Blues): 52 Skill Cards for Building Effective Practice Routines, available now on… 123 more words


The art of musicianship

When some offensive lineman tussles unnecessarily with the quarterback, or the hitter at bat beats up a ref who called a clear ball a strike, the behavior goes down as ‘unsportsmanlike.’ Good sportsmanship is one of the primary lessons we’re told sports teaches our young children: the ability to compete, to lose, to handle it gracefully, congratulate your competitors, practice harder, and turn your face to the next game. 968 more words

Becoming Hot-sponsible

A few months ago, my friend and I coined the term “hot-sponsible” to describe the sweet spot between “hot mess” and “responsible adult.” Since then, I’ve found some unlikely sources of “hot-sponsibility studies.” 477 more words


An Introduction To Musicianship (or How I Stopped Worrying, and Learned To Love The Bass)

In spite of a rather keen interest in music, I wouldn’t classify myself as a well-disciplined musician.  I’ll pick up one of my basses or guitar every so often, but more of my time is spent noodling around the fretboard trying to figure out a song or do some sound experimenting of my own.  1,502 more words


What makes you a musician

Musicians V.S. People who just play music

In the 7th grade, I picked up my brother’s guitar for the first time and spent 3 hours looking at tabs for “She talks to Angels” by Black Crowes. 640 more words


#Musicianship Goals

*originally published in Sound Waves Magazine February 2018

The beginning of a new year is always such a joyous and hopeful time for bands. Just like normal people, bands set goals, make resolutions and promise themselves all kinds of things. 635 more words


Video: Instrumental Ladies of Jazz Concert

Recently, I created a page to showcase videos of performance and teaching, which I’ll be adding to regularly. My first videos are from last Friday’s performance with Ann Reynolds as part of her monthly Instrumental Ladies of Jazz series at Caffè Musica in Seattle, Washington. 64 more words