I have to admit it: I am a gadget junk! I just love all devices that make life easier and more comfortable. Since the era of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets, I’m totally happy to have all my sheet music, charts and music notation in one place… In my case, I use an …Read more →
It’s almost over. 2012. WOW! What a year! It’s been fantastic!
It started in february with the amazing project Ich habe den Dreigroschenblues with Claron McFadden, Sven Ratzke, Fay Lovsky, Tatiana Koleva and Charly Zastrau. We toured through the Netherlands and Germany and finished with an amazing CD recording which is available since october 2012and …Read more →
this is my funky contribution to this years Christmas. Enjoy!
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This is my special Christmas offer for December:
You can now download my album Moving South for FREE!
From dec 7th – 11th, my entire album is available right here.
This is a limited offer and only lasts 5 days, so be sure you don’t miss it!
1. Go to my Bandcamp…Read more →
In my recent blog post “Listening is the key”, I was talking about how your instrument can actually get in the way of your creativity and block the music from coming out.
Here is a little lesson about how you can learn to play everything that’s in your head on your instrument. It is …Read more →
I discovered that a lot of students are facing the same problem when it comes to creativity/improvisation. Even if they’re no beginners, their technical skills are fine and they can play a certain bassline very well. But when they’re asked to play a fill or some variations, they don’t know how to do it. “I …Read more →
In addition to Janek Gwizdala’s blog post “Musicians Nutrition”, I would like to share my own experiences. I think that it is a very important subject which is often neglected and underestimated. But simply said: the better you feel, the better you function and of course the better you are able to make music. The …Read more →
I think that this topic is definitely worth a little attention, because it is important for every musician!
I write about it, because I saw one of the worlds best bass players and his sound unfortunately sucked! Well, it definitely was not his fault, because the amp and speakers were organized by the venue. …
A few month ago I got an email from Mr. Martin Simpson, a man unfamiliar to me back then. He asked, if I was interested in participating in a project of his. He was collecting statements of bass players from all over the world to publish a book called “Why I Play Bass”.
I thought …Read more →