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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?...
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What do you play an instrument with?

“What do you play an instrument with?” If you answered “with my hands” then you should...
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Health and Technique Thoughts for Double Bassists

I recently had to take some times out from performing due to pain in my left arm which made me...
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The Role of the Bass

The Role of the Bass A high level of accomplishment on any instrument is a wonderful thing, and...

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  • Rye Eden Stoke Newington, N16 Silver Member

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    Hi, my name is Rye Eden. I'm a north London based professional musician and tutor.
  • 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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    I am a professional double bass player, and perform worldwide. My passion is for jazz, but I have experience in many kinds of music and enjoy helping pupils to discover their own voice on a wonderful instrument.
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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.
  • Ruth Ker Harrogate, HG2

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    I am an active Double Bassist playing with Leeds Jazz Orchestra, King&I, Fusion, Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra and The Arcadian Strings. Please get in touch to discuss lessons with me.
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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Simandl's new method for the Double Bass

    Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Bromley) Picture Simandl is the 'go to' method for any aspiring double bassist. The method takes the student up to 7th position, just before thumb position. I used this method when I took up the double bass and found it very useful in forming a good foundation on the instrument. Unfortunately there are only so...

 

  • What do you play an instrument with?

    Salima Barday Gowani Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Ilford) Picture “What do you play an instrument with?” If you answered “with my hands” then you should read on! It may surprise you how many people incorrectly answer this question the same way. There is more to playing an instrument than using your body. For double bass, even though it is a very...
  • Double Bass Technique Books For Beginners

    Jazz Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture I often teach students that have come from playing bass guitar and want to try their hand at double bass. However, I sometimes find that years of lazy technique get in the way and makes playing the double bass pretty uncomfortable. "Beginning Scales on the Double Bass" by Neil Tarlton (the...
  • Tailoring A Lesson To The Student

    Jazz Double Bass Teacher (North London) Picture I believe that not everyone learns in the same way, and a good teacher will tailor their lessons to each individuals needs. I think it is important to know what each individual student wants to achieve from the lessons - whether they want to play for fun or if they take things more seriously...