Adult Learners

Adult Learners

We play bass for a lifetime.

Adult Learners Curriculum ISB 2017

All sessions are participatory and dynamic - bring your bass if you have it (if not, we can share for trying out techniques, and you can still gain from observing). Tuesday at 10am we will have a group discussion on which Scale Warriors routines to place on which day,...

Learning How to Learn

How do you learn the bass?  Time-honored procedures largely consist of getting a method book and practicing - with help from a teacher, if available.  Or starting with simple tunes you can play in a group, then working up in complexity.  As adults, we may find we are...

Brownbag Your Practicing

If you were to guess the number one self-stated impediment to progress by adult bassists, you’d probably say “I don’t have enough time to practice”, and you’d be exactly right.  And isn’t being right a marvelous thing? Of course we don’t have enough time to practice....

What is Improvisation in music?

After Bruce Gertz's interviews with John Clayton,  Eddie Gomez and John Patitucci, he has a few ideas of his own to share.  What are your thoughts on improvisation? As we learn to use our imagination and build stories in our minds, the same idea can evolve through...

John Clayton on Improvisation

ISB board member Bruce Gertz talks with ISB member John Clayton about the blues and improvisation. (6 minutes and 51 seconds) John Clayton  is a natural born multitasker. The multiple roles in which he excels -- composer, arranger, conductor, producer, educator, and...

David Murray – How I Practice Bach

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsfBhmljFmM Back at the workshop, we're looking at how to make your Bach more buoyant and joyful.  David Murray (former ISB president & current board member) gives you a quick 90 seconds of thought, dance, and application.  What is...

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