Time For A New Album

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Right now I’m working on narrowing down which new compositions are going to make the cut for rehearsing a new record. So far this process has been very different. Read the rest of this entry »

Tools Of The Trade

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Bassists can be incredibly picky when it comes to their instrument. We’ll obsess over body, neck, top, and fingerboard wood, neck profile, string spacing at the nut and bridge. And pickups? Single coil, dual coil, humbucker, coil tap, stacked humbucker, 60’s or 70’s spacing, series, parallel, samarium cobalt, neodymium, ceramic, pole piece diameter, preamp voicing, infinite eq band ranges . . . . . . let’s just say there are a lot of options out there. Read the rest of this entry »

Playing On Cruise Ships

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This is something I get asked about a lot by students and other musicians. They’re always curious to know what it’s like to play on a cruise ship. Here are my thoughts about it.

I think playing on a couple of contracts out of music school is a great way to save some money and travel. A lot of guys will graduate with a music degree, then move to a scene and get a day job to pay the rent while trying to do as much as they can with music when they’re off the clock. This has worked for a lot of people, but in my experience, having a bank account saved up from playing on ships allows you to live for a year plus (depending on your rent situation) while focusing exclusively on playing, practicing, networking, and just generally focusing 100% on music. And that’s if Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome to my internet relaunch!

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Hello all! Welcome to my new web site. This is where you’ll be able to find out about all the things I’m doing. Check back often for new content! Or sometimes old content reposted as new content because no one saw the old content. YES! INTERNET GO!