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Basspiration Friday - 5/22/2015

The electric bass world is in mourning after hearing of the death of the great Louis Johnson at the age of 60. Johnson’s bass work influenced a generation of funk players as he (along with Larry Graham) are considered to be the first popularizers of modern slap electric bass playing. 282 more words

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Cover Yourself: Victor Wooten, Young Derek Trucks & Joey Defrancesco Cover Stevie Wonder

Been thinking a lot about covering other musicians as practice. It’s not only one of the oldest ways to practice, it’s one of the best ways to practice. 76 more words

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Resonate in Tones of Saving Grace

For almost a year now, some of my friends and I have been sharing an album with one another, partly for exposure to new music and partly to give us something to listen to while we work, etc. 1,706 more words

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Bonnaroo with Brian Miller

Hey guys!  I interrupt the Speaking of Things That Rule… countdown to bring you this breaking news:

My brother, Brian, is a DJ at WASU on campus at Appalachian State University.   83 more words

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Each Time, It's Different

For almost a year now, some of my friends and I have been sharing an album with one another, partly for exposure to new music and partly to give us something to listen to while we work, etc. 1,078 more words

Music Which Inspires Me

Different Understanding of Musical Aesthetics

This week’s set of lessons has been highly revealing for me and my interpretation of aesthetics. It’s a huge toss-up for me to decide which of these highly inspirational passages from our reading in… 569 more words

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Here's a great TED Talk from Victor Wooten. I love how he approaches music, and appreciate it even more now that I have a daughter who's 2 1/2 years old. Just the other day, I was talking to my wife about her and music. I told her that I'd read on Wikipedia that Victor had started learning how to play bass when he was 2 years old, and that I wondered how Reggie Wooten had gone about teaching him. I told her that I wanted to learn more about it, and that last year, I'd gone online and looked at music schools in the area to get an idea about how young a student could be. This video answers a lot of that, in approach. Our daughter already loves singing, playing with my basses (even though to her they're all guitars) and with the Dora the Explorer ukulele I got for her last year (another guitar!) and wife's keyboard. She also plays drums on everything (including my bald head). So, in a big way, she's speaking the language already. I have to find the right way and right time to encourage her to continue.