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Double Bass: Overcoming difficulties as a Beginner

The double bass can be quite a daunting instrument to start learning, for adults and children,...
Jazz Double Bass

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Why on earth would you play Double Bass?

Isn't it just ridiculously big? You never get the tune anyway? Doesn't it hurt your fingers?...
Classical Double Bass

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Alone with a large lump of wood

At times, learning an instrument like the double bass can seem like a thankless, wearisome task....
Classical Double Bass

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What the Double Bass can do!

When I started out on the double bass I had already had a year or so playing the bass guitar. I...

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    I believe everyone is individual and so my lessons are tailored to the needs of each student. I feel that lessons should be a relaxed and enjoyable process about making music!
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    I am a professional musician and teach piano and double bass privately in and around Dulwich. I would like to invite new and existing students who are interested in learning the piano or double bass to contact me, complete beginners are most welcome!
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    I've over ten years of professional experience as a performer & teacher of music. I'm a patient & dedicated teacher; I was awarded the LRAM (teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music) with distinction.
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    Hi, my name is Rye Eden. I'm a north London based professional musician and tutor.
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    I am an experienced professional bassist, teaching both classical and beginner jazz and my core belief is that learning should always be fun!
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Double Bass Articles

  • Why on earth would you play Double Bass? Editor's Pick

    Ruth Ker Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Harrogate) Picture Isn't it just ridiculously big? You never get the tune anyway? Doesn't it hurt your fingers? Don't you always get shoved to the back and no one listens to you anyway? Yes, yes, yes and yes. However. There is a secret known only to jazz bassists - we are not only the most important person in the...
  • Practice and well-being

    Elena Marigomez Classical Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture Nowadays, the musician’s quality and standard levels of performance have highly increased. As an instrumentalist and performer musician, it is quite important to have some clear objectives in order to be productive in practice. Although some objectives can be general and apply to every...
  • The job of a teacher

    Giuseppe Ciraso Calì Classical Double Bass Teacher (North London) Picture As a teacher I firmly believe that it is my job to develop students as individuals rather than just teaching musical skills. In a supportive and comprehensive environment, I believe that whilst learning an instrument, a pupil can develop many skills which can be used in everyday life. I always...

 

  • Heathy Body and Mind for String Playing

    Classical Double Bass Teacher (Glasgow) Picture Beginning to play such a big instrument is undoubtedly fun but it can also be hard on your body. It is important to incorporate posture and relaxation techniques in your lessons as much as focusing on the playing itself. I always start my lessons with a little physical warm up: your back,...
  • What the Double Bass can do! Editor's Pick

    Samuel Rice Classical Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture When I started out on the double bass I had already had a year or so playing the bass guitar. I was in awe of the likes of James Brown (Motown) and John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin). But when I got to the double bass I didn't know of any great double bass names. So I thought I'd provide a list of...
  • The Ray Brown Method Book

    Jack Lowe Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Sheffield) Picture As a Jazz Double Bass teacher I strongly recommend Ray Brown's Bass Method. As a great bass player, Ray breaks down the essential scales and methods required for building excellent lines into short simple exercises in every key. Although it may seem daunting to look at on the page at first, in...