Listening is the key!

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 ...

It’s all about the balance!

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 ...

Sound

  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 ...

This is dedication!

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 ...

Ear training for beginners

In my bass lessons I always encourage my students to sing along with their playing, which actually means that they should play what they hear in their head. When I started messing with chords, scales, arpeggios and ear training, one of ...

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