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New CD Released – Give Us Peace

I am doing my part to bring some peace to the world. With so much negative news that we hear each day it’s time to promote peace. I am happy to announce today the release of my new CD – GIVE US PEACE!

You can NOW order it securely online at the CD Baby store website by clicking this link:

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/christopherj2

You can also buy individual tracks by way of the links on my music page.

Thanks and Peace!

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How to Change Ford F-150 Top Hat Style Locking 4×4 Hubs

Just a quick and dirty (in more ways than one) little video on me replacing the manual locking 4×4 hub on a 1987 Ford F-150 pickup. I love this truck. But a little while ago one of the front brakes overheated and melted the locking dial on the driver side hub. These hubs are not available in the Ford parts distribution system, but fortunately I found a pair at Venture Truck Parts in Ogden, Utah. And, voila, I’ve got 4 wheel drive again to haul my bass and other gear around through the snow and mud!

DB-7 What Kind of Accessories Should I Get For the Bass?

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About Accessories for the Bass

This is lesson DB-7, “What Kind of Accessories Should I Get For the Bass?” and is a continuation of  my journal of things I have learned as a beginning adult double bass student.

OK…..What kind of accessories should I get?

Rosin

I know this is a very subjective and passionate subject among many folks and I am certainly no expert.  All I can say at this point is that I know that each rosin is different and what works best for one person’s style and instrument may not work for another.  In the past year I […] Continue Reading…

DB-6 How to Tune the Double Bass

Here is what I’ve learned so far about how to tune the double bass.

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About Tuning the Bass

This is lesson DB-6, “How to Tune a Double Bass” and is a continuation of  my journal of things I have learned as a beginning adult double bass student.

Tuning

The strings on the bass are tuned in fourths: E1,  A1,  D1,  G2  Note:  The other orchestral string instruments, the violin, viola and cello are tuned in fifths.  Also some bassists use an “extension” on the E string to drop the tuning down to a C1 and some bassist use a 5 string bass with the lowest string […] Continue Reading…

Newsletter

Hi everyone

It’s been a warm and busy spring and summer for me and I hope yours has been good too. 🌞😎

Between playing double bass in the Evergreen Community Orchestra (ECO) and saying yes to a request to play in the orchestra for the musical Camelot, I played eight concerts in 5 weeks time.  🎻👍😆  The next concert for ECO will be at the Imagine Children’s Museum in downtown Everett on Saturday August 1st at 1:00 pm, located at 1502 Wall St, Everett, WA.

The golf links have been calling my name too so I have spent some time chasing a tiny white ball […] Continue Reading…

Ringtones for iPhones

I added a couple of new ringtones to my music store page.  Now you can rock your phone with ringtones from Nacho Mama or the Sunflower Waltz and make all your friends ask where you got such cool ringtones.

My ringtones are available in the iTunes ringtone format with an .m4r filename extension.  After you purchase a ringtone and download it, next you will have to send it to iTunes. Just open iTunes and drag and drop your ringtone into iTunes and the ringtone will appear under iTunes’ Tones heading in the Library pane.

Sync your iPhone to your Mac or PC and the ringtone will be […] Continue Reading…

David Carroll: Glen Campbell And The Power Of Music – Chattanoogan.com

Awesome article about Glen Campbell and his struggle with Alzheimer’s.
I’ve just watched an amazing film, and I hope you will too, if you haven’t already.  It’s called “I’ll Be Me” and it documents Glen Campbell’s descent into the twilight: Alzheimer’s Disease.
Source: David Carroll: Glen Campbell And The Power Of Music – Chattanoogan.com

Digital Underground : The Record : NPR

There is a wealth of music, along with music-related artifacts and conversation, on the Internet, but the companies that control these vast resources don’t always prioritize permanence.
Source: Digital Underground : The Record : NPR

DB-5 How to Transport a Double Bass

Here is what I’ve learned so far about how to safely transport my double bass.

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About Transporting the Bass

This is lesson DB-5, “How to Transport a Double Bass” and is a continuation of  my journal of things I have learned as a beginning adult double bass student.

Today, I am going to talk about things to consider when you are moving or transporting your bass.

Number 1.

Use a bass bag. The bag that I have, which you can see in the picture, came with the bass when I bought it and it provides a good level of protection, but the […] Continue Reading…

DB-4 How to Change Strings on a Double Bass

Here is what I’ve learned so far about how to safely change the strings on my double bass.

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About Changing Strings

You wouldn’t think there is much involved in simply changing the strings, but there a few things to be aware of which will save you a lot of trouble in the long run.

Change one string at a time. Without the tension from all of the strings pushing on the bridge, a thing called the “sound post”, which is wedged inside the bass between the front and the back, could come loose and fall down. Any my luthier […] Continue Reading…

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