Apr 19 2015

Practice Log Week 15 – 4/12/15

I have discovered another great reason to keep this practice log going, guilt.  While it is great to look back and see how much I have accomplished in a given week, it is also a glaring reminder to the fact that I have been slacking of the past couple of weeks.  Keeping this practice log shows …

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Apr 12 2015

Practice Log Week 14 – 4/5/15

With Easter and other family commitments, I only got in 3 good days of practice this week. Some weeks it’s tough to sit down with my bass and this was one of them.  Unfortunately I failed to meet my March goal of completing Lesson 13 of Teach Me Bass Guitar, and although I managed to …

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Apr 06 2015

Practice Log Week 13 – 3/29/15

This week I added a new 4 string to my collection, but it’s not a bass, it’s a ukulele.  I recently bought a ukulele for my daughter as she is learning to play at school and she wanted to be able to practice at home.  I had so much fun fiddling around with hers that …

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Mar 29 2015

Practice Log Week 12 – 3/22/15

Started out this week strong, then rolled into two nights of band practiced followed by a night at The Fillmore San Francisco watching Juan Nelson tear it up with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals.  Man is Juan a funky player!  Such an awesome show.  Juan Nelson is one of my favorite bassist, so when he …

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Mar 26 2015

TakeLessons.com Ultimate Gear Giveaway

  Looking to take lessons but not sure where to start?  Want a chance to win some new gear? Then head over to TakeLessons.com and check out their Ultimate Gear Giveaway.   TakeLessons.com is an online marketplace dedicated to helping connect students with high quality teachers for private lessons. One of their primary lesson categories …

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Mar 22 2015

Practice Log Week 11 – 3/15/15

Went the whole week exclusively playing the Mustang bass, didn’t even touch the 5 string.  I’m sure at some point I will pick up the 5 again, but lately I just haven’t been feeling it.  That’s how it seems to go with me and the 5, not sure why, I just don’t seem to take …

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Mar 19 2015

Review: Notation Trainer Android App

Concept and Features Notation Trainer is an incredible Android app created to help musicians improve their sight-reading skills.  Designed by London-based music tutor Stuart Bahn, Notation Trainer generates original sight-reading exercises to musicians’ exact requirements.   “To be able to perform music from written notation takes hundreds of hours of practice”, Stuart says. “The problem …

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Mar 15 2015

Practice Log Week 10 – 3/8/15

I went another week completely enamored with my Mustang bass.  I did play my 5 string one day, but am just not feeling it.  I even took my Mustang to band practice this week and you know what, it sounded awesome!  The short scale just feels so comfortable to me right now, I just can’t …

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Mar 08 2015

Practice Log Week 9 – 3/1/15

One of my goals for 2015 is to play my 5 string more as I have had a bit of a love hate relationship with it in the past. So far, 2 months in, that hasn’t changed much, but I have continued to play it more as a matter of course.  That is, until this week. …

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Mar 01 2015

Practice Log Week 8 – 2/22/15

Wow!  February seems like it just flew by.  This last week I was still nursing a bit of a cold and minimized my practice time so I could go to bed early, but I still managed to finish up Module 2 of Scott’s Harmonic Layering Course.  Man, module 2 was jammed full of so much …

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