Articles by : john goldsby

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December 8, 2016 - 10:43AM

Written music notation provides a visual description of sound. Some bass players don’t read well, but they deliver an electrifying pulse.

December 8, 2016 - 08:04AM

I’m riding in the back of a van after being picked up from the Dublin airport.

December 1, 2016 - 11:54AM

Can you find Tunisia on a map without using online help? I thought so.

November 4, 2016 - 08:58AM

Jazz theory has a bad rap. If you hang around online music forums long enough, someone inevitably claims that theorists ruin music, and ever...

October 6, 2016 - 12:41PM

Why do some songs become standards while others don’t?

September 1, 2016 - 05:48PM

Why practice patterns when the ultimate goal is to make music, not spit out a bunch of memorized licks? How much technique is enough? The an...

July 20, 2016 - 12:00PM

Let’s face it: You’re a pattern-seeking machine.

June 29, 2016 - 03:52PM

Spies, mathematicians, pro football quarterbacks, chess grandmasters, and bass players are brilliant at recognizing patterns.

June 8, 2016 - 06:46AM

Red Mitchell’s search for identity inspired him to create an immediately recognizable sound.

May 3, 2016 - 03:38PM

Red Mitchell told me that jazz was a “search for your own identity.”

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