This is not a source for tips on “how to write a song”, although interviewees will be asked how they write songs, whether they write songs on the bass, etc. Courses on Songwriting are quite imposing, aren’t they? How can somebody teach other people how to express themselves?
This is also not a source for tips on “how to play <instrument> by ear.”Â Courses which claim to do so present a curious pedagogical conflict.Â Are there any courses on the following topics?
- “How to inhale and exhale”
- “How to write ambidextrously”
- “How to stand on your head”
Or even more extravagantly with Expert-Advice?
- “How to ride a bike, taught in 23 lessons by Lance Armstrong”
I suppose that developing such curricula is possible if you can convince people of their need for such advice, but…. Such topics are either so self-evident, or the ratio teaching/learning is so immense, that endeavoring to publish a method on them seems impossible.
Thus, the Singing Bassist is restrained to topics on fine-motoric coordination for playing the bass-guitar while singing.
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