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Multifaceted Double Bass

Once you have chosen to learn how to play the double bass, the next step is figuring out which...
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Playing a Stringed Instrument

Playing a Stringed Instrument To play a stringed Instrument well is dependent on one very...
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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....
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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,...

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    I am an enthusiastic teacher, the most important thing for me is to make learning music enjoyable and relevant to my students requirements.
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    Welcome! My name is Jamie Benzies, living in London I am a dedicated musician and tutor, music has taken me around the world and led to performances on BBC radio, recording sessions, countless music festivals and gigs.
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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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    Aside from my freelance career as a Double Bassist, I very much enjoy teaching. The most important thing about teaching for me, is to make learning music as enjoyable as possible and relevant to my students' needs.
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    As a busy freelance double bass player, I love being able to share my experience with students, and helping them to reach their goals.
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  • Viennese Tuning On The Double Bass

    Lewis Reid Classical Double Bass Teacher (Uxbridge) Picture The tuning we use today on the double bass hasn't always been the standard tuning. With the bass being so versatile with the amount of strings used, sometimes 3, 4 or 5 on an instrument it's no wonder that the tuning of the bass has changed so drastically compared to the rest of the violin...
  • Teaching Music As A New Language

    Oliver Simpson Classical Double Bass Teacher (Manchester) Picture I feel very lucky that I began learning about music from a young age. Starting on the double bass around age eleven, and playing in the string orchestra at my primary school, allowed me to build a foundation in reading, listening to, and understanding music, and to learn about things like...
  • Practice and well-being

    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

    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

    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...