Monthly Archives: November 2012

Failing

To David Murray Last August at the Bass 2012 convention in Copenhagen, the double bass virtuoso and teacher David Murray successfully preformed the famous double bass piece called Failing by Tom Johnson. In this piece, the bass player is reading … Continue reading

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The Pearl Fishers

This season, the JCCO together with soloists from JAMD will be performing highlights from George Bizet‘s Opera, The Pearl Fishers. This Opera, written before Carmen, contains some of the most beautiful and touching music that Bizet has written. The story … Continue reading

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The Quest

I love teaching The History Of Western Music class. This course is a one year survey for students who major in other areas such as jazz or classical Arab music. I somehow feel that I have more freedom, and instead … Continue reading

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Teachers: An Endangered Species

The last video in the DriveADoubleBass series went on the air. I have received many nice comments and I am very grateful to those people who took the time to tell me what they have learned and say they wish … Continue reading

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