Xavier Foley's Blog

Did you forget your dampit?

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Did you forget your dampit?

Some of you may have already noticed cracks forming on your instrument, but for some of you, there is still time to prevent instrument cracks from forming with the use of a dampit.

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Musical Instrument Policy app

Musical Instrument Policy app

By having this app on hand, you can prove to the flight attendant that they were wrong, and you were the one who was actually right!

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The Musicians Guide to Building a Website.

The Musicians Guide to Building a Website.

I have heard stories of musicians assuming that it takes thousands of dollars to build a website. Sometimes I hear my fellow musicians complain about how the act of building a website requires 4 years of schooling and training to master. 

I'm here to tell you that you don't need thousands of dollars to build a website, and I'm also here to tell you that you don't need years of coding experience to create a stunning website. 

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The Story of The Falling Seagull (落海鷗)

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The Story of The Falling Seagull (落海鷗)

Note that in the beginning of the video, Andy Lin starts off the piece by making artificial bird-like noises that sound just like, yep you guessed it, a falling seagull.

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How bassists navigate NYC subway LIKE A BOSS!

How bassists navigate NYC subway LIKE A BOSS!

Traveling on the New York subway with a double bass can be tricky. Unlike a pianist who has to worry about virtually nothing when it comes to traveling, a traveling double bassist must be extra vigilant, especially when navigating the New York City subway system. 

In this blog post, I will give you two tips that you must know before taking on the New York City subway system (cello players can also learn from this). So listen closely... 

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