In the 1994 movie ?Forrest Gump? there?s a scene where Forrest is running and steps in dog crap. Someone asks him if he knows that he?s stepped in dog crap and Forrest replies: ?It happens.? The guy … [Read more...] about How To Maintain Your Practice Routine When Shit Happens
How To Get The Most Out Of Bass Guitar Books
If you?re anything like me then you?ve got a library of bass guitar material at home ? books, DVDs, old VHS tapes, bass magazines. And there?s bass guitar information available in digital format too ? … [Read more...] about How To Get The Most Out Of Bass Guitar Books
Don’t Break The Red Line – Get A Habit Plan
What do you do every night before you go to bed? And every day when you wake up. Some of us even do it in the middle of the day too. And I even do it on nights when I?ve had a Guiness or two with my … [Read more...] about Don’t Break The Red Line – Get A Habit Plan
What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Practicing
Imagine you get a chance to see your favourite tennis player train. And one player is on the court. But your favourite refuses to go on court. His reason?: I had to file a VAT return for my … [Read more...] about What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Practicing
The Real Reason Why You’ll Never Be Mozart…or Victor Wooten
Mozart was a musical genius right? Most of us know this to be true. He started composing symphonies at the age of 5. Take a second and think about that. Not simple melodies with accompaniment. But … [Read more...] about The Real Reason Why You’ll Never Be Mozart…or Victor Wooten
When Noodling Should Be Mandatory
I wrote in a previous article that when we?re practicing it?s important to focus on the practice and not get distracted by ?noodling? on our basses. And in that article I concluded that only focused, … [Read more...] about When Noodling Should Be Mandatory
Don’t Noodle – Practice Instead!
You?ve heard the phrase: ?Practice makes perfect? a million times. And it?s variation: ?Perfect Practice Makes Perfect.? I bet you?ve never heard this variation: ?Noodling makes perfect.? What … [Read more...] about Don’t Noodle – Practice Instead!
The Power Of Accountability
There's a really good reason why people who want to lose weight achieve their goal if they go to a group meeting, like WeightWatchers. And their success is not to do with this being a shared … [Read more...] about The Power Of Accountability
What Is Random Practice?
Back in the day when I decided that I wanted to become really good at the bass guitar I went about it like this: I found the bass teacher in London with the best reputation and made the time to allow … [Read more...] about What Is Random Practice?
The Feedback Loop
OK you?re at a gig, the rhythm section is kicking, the guitarist and vocalist are wailing, the mosh pit if full, sweat is dripping from the ceiling. Suddenly there?s this ear splitting wail that … [Read more...] about The Feedback Loop