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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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Playing a Stringed Instrument

Playing a Stringed Instrument To play a stringed Instrument well is dependent on one very...
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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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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  • Simon Read Harlesden, NW10 Gold Member

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    I am an experienced double and electric bassist based in London. I have a degree from Leeds College of Music in Jazz but am also experienced in playing Classical and Pop as well.
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    I am a professional Double Bass and Bass Guitar player and teacher, a versatile freelance musician, regularly performing with an wide range of ensembles, from Orchestras to pop bands. I also teach beginner 'cello.
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    Hi, my name is Nathan and I’m a professional Bass Guitar/Double Bass tutor based in East London. I’m a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a winner of the Academy of Contemporary Music's ‘Outstanding Bass Player’ award.
  • Jack Lowe Central Sheffield, S8 Gold Member

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    Hi I'm Jack Lowe, I'm a professional Musician and Tutor based in Sheffield specialising in Bass Guitar and Double Bass.
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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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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 (East Central 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

    Margarida Castro 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...