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  1. eerbrev liked 210superair's post in the thread Cello tuned DB.

    Danny the whistling cellist. I guitar strap mine and stand while I play like him. Was tricky starting out, but I figure if I'm gonna...

    Apr 16, 2021 at 7:31 PM
  2. eerbrev liked AGCurry's post in the thread Adult learner and demanding teachers.

    This thread has taken a different tack from how it started, but it's just as interesting - although it might now belong in the...

    Apr 16, 2021 at 1:55 PM
  3. eerbrev liked g-dude's post in the thread Wolf killed with tailpiece and tailgut change.

    Buy another bass to use them on, so that you didn’t waste all that money on them.

    Apr 13, 2021 at 10:23 AM
  4. eerbrev replied to the thread What's the reverse of a Crab 'stretch'? A thought exercise and possible useful tool..

    Oh, they're definitely molehills - I just think they're interesting molehills! I do think we spend an awful lot of time talking about...

    Apr 13, 2021 at 9:50 AM
  5. eerbrev liked David Potts's post in the thread What's the reverse of a Crab 'stretch'? A thought exercise and possible useful tool..

    Howl me down as a Luddite if you like but I think that you are making mountains out of molehills. You have spent years of your life...

    Apr 13, 2021 at 9:42 AM
  6. eerbrev replied to the thread Adult learner and demanding teachers.

    I've had both kinds of teachers. Indeed, my first teacher was a violist, who, while he could "play" the bass, was much better at...

    Apr 13, 2021 at 9:29 AM
  7. eerbrev liked Dogfightgiggle's post in the thread Adult learner and demanding teachers.

    My teacher was the same. Rarely grabbed the bass. I believe Leopoldo Auer, the violin pedagogue, took this approach.

    Apr 13, 2021 at 9:04 AM
  8. eerbrev liked neilG's post in the thread Adult learner and demanding teachers.

    I don't believe this is necessarily true. There are good and great teachers who don't play for their students. My roommate in Julliard...

    Apr 13, 2021 at 9:04 AM
  9. eerbrev liked Roger Mouton's post in the thread Experience with string emporium?.

    Troy K's advice to read the "Beginner's Guide....." is excellent. The guide even mentions some names. I met String Emporium's Steve...

    Apr 12, 2021
  10. eerbrev replied to the thread What's the reverse of a Crab 'stretch'? A thought exercise and possible useful tool..

    I was doing the same scale today (It's C Major week) and came up with the same thought you had - why not just move into the "tucked" or...

    Apr 12, 2021
  11. eerbrev replied to the thread What's the reverse of a Crab 'stretch'? A thought exercise and possible useful tool..

    Hm, not quite, I don't think. I'm using "1-4 0-1-4 0" on the lowest strings because after reading through the Boardwalkin' book (I've...

    Apr 12, 2021
  12. eerbrev liked Dogfightgiggle's post in the thread What's the reverse of a Crab 'stretch'? A thought exercise and possible useful tool..

    Last summer I was experimented with all sorts of fingering systems to help me navigate a 44” bass and one that tried was the Bottesini...

    Apr 12, 2021
  13. eerbrev liked garrett2's post in the thread What's the reverse of a Crab 'stretch'? A thought exercise and possible useful tool..

    In the Rabbath-inspired approach to Bach there's a fair amount of this, if I understand what you are getting at, where you have a...

    Apr 12, 2021

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