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I’ve used pretty much every rosin on the market during my 25+ years as an active double bassist. From Pops, Carlsson, Kolstein, and Nyman to Petz and Super-Sensitive Hypoallergenic Rosin, I’ve found things that work great for me and things that bug me.
Recently, I was sent a complimentary cake of Wiedoeft Double Bass Rosin. This rosin is available for violin, viola, cello, and double bass. I’ve been using the double bass rosin for the last month and thought that it would be interesting to share my impressions with you.Continue Reading …
The 6th bi-annual, non-profit competition is open for registration in Guitar, Piano, Bass and Drums with 2 YouTube videos at the website through May 31, 2018.
The impressive prize package includes professional recording and performing with Lee Ritenour, global travel and lodging, Berklee College of Music scholarships, Yamaha rep’s at NAMM 2019, mentoring, prizes and more. Highlights include recording with Lee at Woodshed Recording Studio in Malibu; performing with Lee at The Blue Note Tokyo and Festival da Jazz in St. Moritz, Switzerland.
Winners will also be flown to Los Angeles for the 2019 NAMM Show where they will demonstrate and perform at the Yamaha exhibit, perform with Lee at a live NAMM event. All this and more are for the 9 winners (6 guitar, 1 bass, 1 piano, 1 drums).
I had the pleasure of being guest artist for the 2018 Las Vegas Bass Workshop last month. This annual event began nineteen years ago and attracts a crowd of 60-70 bassists from the Clark County schools. It is sponsored by the Nevada chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and it’s a great example of the high-quality string teaching taking place in the Las Vegas area.Continue Reading …