Xavier Foley's Blog

Are carbon fiber bows worth it?

Are carbon fiber bows worth it?

Carbon fiber bows are made with woven carbon fiber stick. With this, they have all the flexibility of wood without any weak areas and are typically lighter in weight. 

Read more →


So what exactly is the big idea in music?

philosophy

So what exactly is the big idea in music?

I admit, for a few years, I believed that music had no purpose in this world, and that if you really wanted to make an impact, then you had to get either an MBA and work in the tech industry, or become a doctor and save lives.

Read more →


Airline Musical Instrument Policy App "MusicAir"

Apps MusicAir Policy Finder

Airline Musical Instrument Policy App "MusicAir"

MusicAir is an app that has a list of over 90+ airline musical instrument policies.
When choosing the airline you are flying from the list, you will be taken straight to the airlines musical instrument policy web-page.

Read more →


The story behind Irish Fantasy | video game influences.

Irish Fantasy story time

The story behind Irish Fantasy | video game influences.

A good way to end the piece would be to draw influences from the Bowser's castle boss theme from Super Mario World 2. This was a game I used to play on the Gameboy Advance when I was around 8 years old.

Read more →


Should you get a double bass pickup? | Classical double bass

amplifier double bass pickup pickup upright bass pickup

Should you get a double bass pickup? | Classical double bass

If you are a double bassist specializing in jazz performance, then getting a double bass pickup is a 'no brainer'. But when it comes to classical double bass, this argument of whether to get a double bass pickup or not can be tricky.

Read more →