Fresh into my inbox this morning was the International Institute of Bassists newsletter (on-line here). I first came across the IIB a few years back, when I was at BassQuake in California, USA. I still have the IIB t-shirt, which is looking a little old and faded now. The IIB itself has aged considerably better!
The IIB was founded in 1997 by bassist Cliff Enge, so it is over ten years old now. How time whizzes by! The August 2008 newsletter includes a number teasers to give you an idea of what you get when you subscribe. Benefits include downloadable lessons (by instructors including Michael Manring, Todd Johnson, Ray Riendeau and Jim Stinnett), interviews and videos covering concerts, clinics and instruction.
Currently lifetime subscription of the IIB is $50 – 1/2 off the normal subscription rate. Lots of goodies included, so it might be a good investment for you (the IIB have monthly giveaways, MP3 Bass Samplers, and a library of lesson material). I think I might just have talked myself into signing up (sign up is here) – I’ll be right back…
OK, there we go. I’m a lifetime member – Doing my bit to keep it international! http://www.instituteofbass.com