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STRICTLY BASS BLOG

Spreading LOVE & BASS around the world

You TRY, You FAIL!

You TRY, You FAIL! Have you ever tried something and failed hard?I guess we all have to some degree. I know I felt like a failure at times. Like when I botched the first round of entrance exams for music college or when I didn't get that gig that I really wanted.But...

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Why does music make us happy?

Why does music make us happy?Well, to get the answer we have to start with another question first.Have you ever wondered why music is so deeply ingrained in every culture?Why is it that every culture created some sort of organization of notes and rhythms called...

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Why good things can have negative effects

Does goodness come wrapped in "badness"? I'm in pain, today! After injuring my arms during my studies in 2009, you'd think I've learnt my lesson. But it's not as easy as simply understanding the mechanics of what lead me there. Let me explain what I'm talking about....

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Celebrating failure is for losers ?

Are you celebrating failure?Nowadays, there is so much content out there that suggests that we should celebrate failure and mistakes. The only way to learn is to fail. Even I often say "Every mistake is a little present to your future self."But making a mistake is...

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Are You Enough?

What Does "Being Enough" Even Mean?Is it a state of gratitude? A state where you are happy with what you own and have accomplished? Or maybe a state where you feel enough without referring to your "successes"?I can't give you a definite answer. But I can tell you what...

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Music Is A Mission Not A Competition

Music is a mission not a competitionCompetition can be a good thing. It makes us give it all and walk that extra mile. Without competition evolution would not have occurred in the same way or at all. So it’s pretty save to say competition is a natural thing....

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I Was Tricked Into Playing Bass

The Big Letdown When I was fifteen and just started playing music, I had no idea that I would become a solo bass player. Quite the opposite. I had absolutely no interest in becoming a bass player. I wanted to be the next Kurt Cobain. The only kids I knew that were...

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Never Miss Twice (Routine vs. Freedom)

The root of routineWe live in a pretty crazy time. We are practically available 24/7. Not only available to our family and social circles, but also to neurological stimuli from media in all shapes and forms (emails, notifications, advertisement, news, etc).It didn't...

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Abundance vs. Scarcity Mindset

Living in a world of abundanceLiving in the first world means living in abundance. We don't need to walk 50 km to the next source of fresh water. We don't have to hunt wild animals and hope that we will get lucky, so our tribe will get fed that day. Today, we have...

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Are you a bass player at heart?

Why the world needs more bass players"The world needs more than just good musicians. We need good people." - Mama WootenThat's what one of the most influential bass player's mother told her son. Today, I'm going to challenge this quote a little bit by dissecting the...

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The 4 Stages Of Learning

(FYI, this blog post is shared form my MMEducation blog, where I use neuroscience to teach you how to learn faster & practice smarter.)The Learning StruggleHave you ever been inspired to learn a new skill like double thumb or two handed tapping? You...

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Why You Should Set Unrealistic Goals

(FYI, this blog post is shared form my MMEducation blog, where I use neuroscience to teach you how to learn faster & practice smarter.)The problem with realistic goalsDo you ever feel stuck when practicing? You're not sure what to practice next or lack the...

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Flow Hacking Series

Scroll down for more FLOW HACKS!(FYI, this blog post is shared form my MMEducation blog, where I use neuroscience to teach you how to learn faster & practice smarter.)How to learn anything fasterHave you ever been frustrated because you have that feeling of not...

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Why You Don’t Follow Through

(FYI, this blog post is shared form my MMEducation blog, where I use neuroscience to teach you how to learn faster & practice smarter.)Why You Don't Follow ThroughDid you ever listen to a piece of music that knocked your sox off? Something so inspiring that you...

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Learn how to learn faster #1 (note taking)

Learn how to learn faster #1 (note taking)

 Note taking lesson with Phil Chen   Why note taking is one of the easiest tools to double your learning speed and how to do it! In a time where we are bombarded with information everywhere we look, it has become more important than ever to know how to retain all...

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