Welcome, Guest ( Login )

Essential Secrets 73: Do Something Every Day

22 May 2019

Essential Secrets


Compliments of performance coach/bassist David Motto

DAVID MOTTO

Secret 73:
Do Something Every Day

--

Getting Started Is Half the Battle

--

Every now and then you’ll have a day when you can’t think of anything you want to play. Picking up the bass won’t sound enticing, and you’ll think of other things you should be doing instead. If you can just get yourself to play one of your favorite bass grooves, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise. Often, just the process of getting started makes you forget your negative thinking and enjoy yourself.

There will be times you won’t enjoy practicing. That’s okay. It’s not realistic to think you’ll have fun every time. You can’t let negative thoughts get in your way. Plan a specific time you’ll practice and make sure you practice at that time. It doesn’t matter if you want to or not.

Even if you don’t think you’re improving, it’s important to get started with your practicing. Due to the natural shape of the learning curve, you won’t notice improvement on a daily basis anyway. But, by being conscientious and paying attention to the details of your bass playing that will build muscle memory, you will be getting better—even if you don’t recognize it.

Can’t decide what to practice? Then, do exactly what you did yesterday. The additional repetition will be helpful.

And, it’s perfectly fine to get just a small amount of work done today. Tackle that one measure you’ve been avoiding. Work on a single transition. Make sure you can get the high note. There’s no rule stating you have to or you’re supposed to or you should play through a song flawlessly. That’s called performing! Most practicing is about focusing on small details. So, don’t be so hard on yourself.

Don’t skip your practicing today. Do something. Do anything! Just make sure you play the bass. A few minutes will do you a world of good.



Books by David Motto:



THE TEN MINUTE BASS VIRTUOSO
THE TEN MINUTE
BASS VIRTUOSO
-EBOOK/PDF-
ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR ELECTRIC BASS -- COMPLETE 3-VOL. SET
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING STUDIES
FOR ELECTRIC BASS
COMPLETE 3-VOL. SET

-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-



IN THE SPOTLIGHT

JIMI HENDRIX: THE COMPLETE SCORES
JIMI HENDRIX:
THE COMPLETE
SCORES
This masterwork contains vocal, guitar, bass and drum parts for 52 songs from four albums in its 1040 pages. Standard notation and TAB. Hardbound in purple velvet, with a slipcase. Magnificent.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

SLAP IT!
SLAP IT!
Also check out the
ONLINE COURSE

Tony Oppenheim's SLAP IT! will give rookies the right start and help pros refine their touch. Audio tracks included.

The ONLINE COURSE is a lifetime subscription that accesses more exercises and lessons. Like Volume 2 of SLAP IT!

EBOOKS

Save time and money (and reduce your carbon footprint!). Order books and transcriptions in easy-to-download PDF form. Read them on a desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, and print out pages as you wish.

Click here to check out our full list of EBOOKS (over 160 titles)

Click here for EBOOK download info and instructions

OUR NEWSLETTER

Sign up for our newsletter, THE LOWDOWN, and get the word on new products and happenings.


Preferred Email Format:


Your email address will be securely stored by MailChimp, our e-newsletter processor, and will never be shared with anyone, for any reason, period.

View the current issue of
THE LOWDOWN
.

BUY MORE AND SAVE

We offer discounts based on the number of titles purchased in a single order. You will see the discounts automatically applied during checkout.
3-5
5% off
6-9
10% off
10 or more
15% off
PLEASE NOTE:
Discounts apply to merchandise only, not shipping fees.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

ESSENTIAL SIGHTREADING STUDIES FOR BASS, 3 Vol. set
ESSENTIAL
SIGHTREADING
STUDIES FOR BASS
3-VOLUME SET
-EBOOK/PDF VERSION-
These three books from David Motto make up one of the great sightreading resources of all time. Available singly or as a set, in print or ebook form, with accompanying audio.

GETTING STARTED

Just learning your way around the bass? We'll start you right.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

PLAY BASS TODAY
PLAY BASS TODAY
Teach yourself to play bass guitar at your own pace. Includes CD with instruction and backing tracks.

BEGINNING ELECTRIC BASS
BEGINNING
ELECTRIC BASS
Part one of a three-part series, this book introduces music theory, scales and chords. Learn to build cool bass lines.

Click here to see all our Beginners titles.

LET'S GET SOCIAL


Facebook Twitter




Perfect Pitch Ear Training Course





A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
0 Item(s)
US$0.00