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[Musicianship] A Reminder: Perfect Pitch is Cheating.

It goes without saying that absolute pitch, commonly glamourised as “perfect pitch”, is nice. You know what’s also nice? Using it for anything more than showing off and cheating. 2,241 more words


Bass Bad Habit Buster: Creeping Thumbs

Note: For the next few weeks, I’m going to focus on blogging about jazz bass in preparation for the publication of my e-book. This post was originally published on my other site, … 361 more words


The Art Of Motivation

I’ve always had problems when it comes to practising. My motivation lacked, and I always found something to procrastinate with instead – redesign my website, write a blog, rearrange the spice cupboard etc etc. 534 more words

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Character, Reputation, and When Talent Doesn't Matter

Joe Blow [name changed, obviously] was a hyper-talented musician. To put his musical prowess into perspective, he could play anything by Al Di Meola. 1,711 more words


Musicianship Training and Public Retreat for Dances of Universal Peace 28-30 April 2017

This is a wonderful opportunity for musicians and leaders of the Dances of Universal Peace. Leaders who are not musicians are also encouraged to attend. These events will be in Newton, Iowa. 101 more words


Countdown to Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist e-Book Launch

Note: This post was originally published on my other site, Gig-Ready Jazz Bassist

Yesterday, I put the finishing touches on the (hopefully) semi-final draft of my e-book. 137 more words


Un-Failing at Life: Don't Care What "They" Think

We all have a “they” – the haters and trolls who are higher up in the food chain and who fill us with insecurity. The sooner you stop caring what “they” think, the better.  480 more words