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Is Jazz Better Than Rock?

Value judge­ments about music genres are complex. I recently got into a discussion about the relative virtues of bassists in jazz as compared to rock. The premise put forward was, broadly, that jazz players are more skilled and that the … Continue reading

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Join the Low End: Some Tips for Those Thinking of Learning Bass Guitar

These are some personal opinions on getting started learning bass (and music in general). This is defin­itely not the only approach. If anyone reads this and disagrees or feels I have made an omission please let me know so I can … Continue reading

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To Read Music or Not: Musical Tribes and Approaches

Music is like a mountain. There are many approaches to the summit (that can never be reached), and it seems impossible to view the other approaches with all that mountain in the way. To declare my viewpoint, I am a … Continue reading

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