The enthusiasm of youth

I had a great day yesterday giving a talk and demonstration about Bass styles and playing techniques to a group of very enthusiastic teenagers in Longford. It's very inspiring to see how willing they were to sit still for several hours and listen and enjoy what I had to say and play and not a … Continue reading The enthusiasm of youth

The magic of the single note!

I remember several years ago when teaching a young Bass student, introducing him to the "Magic of the single note" when playing in 3/4 time. He didn't get it! He couldn't understand that one note played with the right dynamic, length and feel was far better for the waltz than many and that it would … Continue reading The magic of the single note!