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Today is Ron Carter’s 72nd birthday. I’ve always been a huge Ron Carter fan. I love his phrasing and his ability to choose notes and rhythms in a walking bass line that literally drive the line forward, embedding a song … Continue reading
To celebrate his 100th post on MostlyBass.com, Peter Tambroni has made his edition of Bottessini’s Elegy available free for download. This offer expires on April 3rd so you better move fast.
I recently finished reading Sound in Motion by David McGill. This is a great book. Originally written for wind players, the book discusses the fine points of phrasing and performance. The central theme on phrasing generally follows that put forth … Continue reading
I’ve been reading Eric Wilson’s book Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy. I picked it up because several of the people in the research group I of which I am a member conduct research on subjective well-being (i.e., happiness). There … Continue reading