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July 23, 2014

if you don't take care of your hands, you may not be able to play at all.

April 18, 2011

“Windsor Mews” contains a technique you call “counter sliding harmonic chords.” Can you explain that concept?     This is something I have b...

December 1, 2010

I’VE NOTICED A BIG DIVIDE IN fingerstyle players’ right-hand technique.

February 1, 2010

UNLESS YOU’RE A SOLO BASSIST, YOU probably spend most of your time playing single-note lines. Sure, there’s the occasional delicious double-...

January 1, 2010

Teaching beginners always forces me to confront my so-called comfort zone. It happens to all of us: Once we feel like we’re beyond beginner...

December 1, 2009

IT WOULD SEEM THAT WITH JUST FIVE fingers and 4-6 strings (oh, alright, sometimes more), there’d be a relatively short list of potential rig...

November 1, 2009

THERE ARE A FEW REASONS LYRICAL SOLOING SEEMS to come easier to horn players than bassists. First, by default, horn players spend a lot of...

September 1, 2009

GETTING BETTER AT BASS INVOLVES DIGESTING HUGE AMOUNTS OF new information, but it’s just as important to unlearn the bad stuff. Most of us p...

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