How do you get a student excited to play the bass?
What does it mean to go slow now so that you can go twice as fast later?
Why is learning like a spiral?
We answer these questions and much more on this episode featuring Caroline Emery.
Caroline is a Professor at the Royal College of Music and Yehudi Menuhin School. She’s the author of Bass is Best!, which I’ve had in my library for decades. And she just came out with a new book called Bow Works.
Here’s the flow for the episode:
- Part 1 – Bass is Best and Bow Works
- Part 2 – go slow now to go twice as fast later
- Part 3 – how to hook students from the beginning
Links to check out:
- Bass Is Best! by Caroline Emery
- Bow Works by Caroline Emery
- Bass Club
- Will Duerden and Ketan Curtis performing for 30th Anniversary Bass Club Concert
- International Society of Bassists: A Historical Look
- Mind Mapping Tutorial
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