Blog reader Bill left a comment on our post about PeaBodyDoubleBass that reflects what I have often wondered:
I wonder why the heck it is that there are so many good blogs from bass players? You, Matt Heller(“Hella Frisch”), Hovnanian, Jeff White, and Oppelt and now these Peabody folks! Is there a concentration of this quality of blogging in any other orchestra section?
It’s good to hear this sentiment from a reader, since this is something I have often wondered about. Why do so many bassists blog? For that matter, why do so many bassists conduct? Perhaps there is something about sitting in the back of an ensemble observing all your fellow musicians at work (while having fewer notes than most other instruments and therefore more “thinking time” during rehearsals and concerts) that sparks the urge to write.
Any thoughts on this, folks? What’s up with all of the bass bloggers (off the top of my head, I can also add Matt Wengerd, Bill Harrison, Joe Lewis, John Floeter, Stan Haskins, Dan Bergen, and many others to the list above)?
- PeaBodyDoubleBass – collaborative blog from the Peabody bass faculty
- Samir Basim and the Iraqi National Symphony – from Robert Oppelt’s bass site
- Getting a good sound – post from John Floeter
- Dynamic growth possibilities of blogging and podcasting