Getting Back into the Groove

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For the past couple of months I have gotten way off track with my writing and bass playing and desperately need to get back into the groove. It is evident here as I haven’t written a new post in quiet some time. My bass studies have, unfortunately, suffered the same fate.  Truthfully I hardly touched my bass for a span of almost 2 months. read more

Bass Ramblings 2013 Final Thoughts

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As 2013 draws to a close I thought I would offer some final thoughts on my year.  Truth be told I have a lot of mixed feelings about this past year.  Things have not been so great for me career-wise.  Don’t get me wrong, I am still gainfully employed at a pretty decent job, it’s just that I feel like I am stuck in a rut with no clear path out.  I have always been one of those upwardly mobile types, yet as it stands I don’t really have anywhere up to go at my current place of employment.  This, as well as a number of contributing factors, have made for a very stressful and unhappy year.  Thankfully I have music and a fantastic family to keep me going.   read more

Teach Me Bass Guitar Progress Report – 2013

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As you may have noticed, I have slowed way down on my progress through the Teach Me Bass Guitar course.  While I admit I have been a bit lax as of late on my studies, I am indeed still working on my lessons, specifically lesson 13. 

A few months ago I decide it was time for me to get out of the woodshed, and as such, went out and joined a band.  While it has been a great thing and I am definitely seeing some marked improvement, it has, alas, cut into the limited time I have to practice, or blog for that matter.  As would be expected, as I progress the lessons are getting more and more difficult.  Furthermore, I realized a while back that I was pretty much just zipping through the lessons, learning the example songs for the given lesson then calling it a day and moving on.  I came to realize that in doing this that I was really short changing myself, and not fully learning everything that I needed to learn before progressing.  Now I am trying to take my time through these lessons and really absorb what is being taught.  In lesson 13 for example, I am taking the time to work through the scales and concepts presented, in every key, not just the two or three Roy uses in his examples.  read more