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Mike Stern studio session streaming live today

Hello gang! This week’s blog is to let you know we’ll be doing a last minute streaming session with Mike Stern from NYC around 2pm EST. I’ll post on twitter and facebook when we go live so make sure you’re following me on twitter here: https://twitter.com/Janekgwizdala I’ll be tweeting the link of where you can …
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I love winning more than I hate losing

I’ve been coming more and more to the realization that what motivates me, and quite possibly many other people out there too, comes from the fact that I love winning more than I hate losing. Don’t get me wrong, losing isn’t really the greatest thing we can experience. But it’s been long ago overtaken by …
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Inside the pedal library – part 1

Due to the huge numbers of questions I get on a daily basis about effects and what my setup is for certain situations, I’ve started shooting short videos explaining some of the pedals in my library. This first installment takes a look at a funky style of pedal known as a Bit Crusher, as well …
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Being aware of your intent

When you do something, play the bass, drive the car, play a game, converse about a challenging topic… being aware of your intent in this pursuit can mean the difference between success and failure. Failure, of course, will still teach you as long as you’re open to learn. But being aware of your intent will …
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iBass Magazine Cover

I am really honored to be on the cover of iBass magazine’s current issue, and being an online/app based magazine it’s brought up so many interesting questions and concepts about where the music business is headed. I’m loving the fact that there are so many more options in terms of interaction when it comes to …
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Playing bass

Playing bass is one of the main catalysts for my involvement in the music business, and although sometimes life seems to pull me in a dozen different directions that have very little to do with the bass, there are still plenty of moments throughout the year that make me think “yeah, this is really fun. …
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Improvisation – The journey to a goal

In the continuing pursuit of trying not to think at all while I play, my collection of practice session recordings has been growing rapidly. I rarely pick up my instrument now without hitting record on some device or another. Be it a voice recorder app on my phone in the hotel room on the road, …
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