Adult Learners

We play bass for a lifetime.

Play bass ensembles at the Noontime Jam!

Greetings! One of our long-running features at the ISB Convention, the Noontime Jam, invites you to play bass ensemble music with bassist friends old and new. Peruse the ISB's Bass Ensemble Library and find pieces you'd like to play - now, the library is online for...

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....