The bass guitar: An unexpected path to music theory

By |2020-08-16T21:56:04-05:00August 16th, 2020|Bass guitar, Instruments|

My unplanned path to music theory via electric bass guitar By Tony Huber I have been playing musical instruments fairly seriously for over thirty years now. I've played the bluegrass and folk genres primarily, so my need for music theory was fairly limited. I played either by tab or by ear, and simply did not need music theory at that [...]

Music genres influencing Tresbear Music

By |2015-04-17T15:01:47-05:00April 17th, 2015|Music genres|

Attempting to classify music into specific genres or subgenres can be a difficult exercise, especially taking into account the incredible variety of not only traditional music genres but also the staggering, constantly evolving, ever-growing list of branches and the related offshoots of all the musical genres that exist today. As I have always had a keen interest in both music [...]

Bill Monroe’s influence on music

By |2014-11-28T12:58:04-06:00November 28th, 2014|Inspiration|

I recently read a fascinating thread about Bill Monroe on Mandolin Cafe which delved into various perspectives regarding Bill Monroe's importance and his influence on music -- even rock music -- over the decades. [ Musical instrument forums: Another music industry list from Tresbear Music ] The opinions were, of course, wide-ranging: Perhaps the most common view is that Bill [...]

Sources of inspiration for my songwriting

By |2014-09-03T13:06:58-05:00September 3rd, 2014|Inspiration|

More personal notes on music inspiration Just for fun, I thought I would look back at the inspiration behind some of the songs on our two albums, Beartracks: Journeys and Beartracks: Friends. One major influence for many of the songs I've written has been travelling both in the U.S. and abroad. The song "Journey to Ireland" was written during preparations [...]

Music associations

By |2014-03-05T18:05:23-06:00March 5th, 2014|Organizations|

Another music industry list from Tresbear Music Music associations tend to be non-profit entities whose missions include promoting specific genres of music, assisting in marketing, creating visibility, and so on. As music genres tend to be fluid over time, one may find musicians moving between related music genres & sub-genres, playing in festivals and events that would not normally be [...]

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