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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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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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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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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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  • Stewart Wilson Central Edinburgh, EH6 Gold Member

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    I am a freelance double bass and bass guitar player living in Edinburgh.
  • 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.
  • Sandy Suchodolski Biggleswade, SG18

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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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    I am a very enthusiastic person with a huge passion for music. My patience and adaptable nature allows me to work in any environment and i look forward to helping you develop as a musician.
  • Christina Cooper East Dulwich, SE22 Gold Member

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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!
  • Eloise Riddell Kilburn, NW6 Gold Member

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    I am a passionate qualified double bass and music theory teacher who studied at the Royal Academy of Music. I love being able to share my knowledge of the double bass with others and and am happy to teach all ages and abilities.
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  • 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

    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...
  • Multifaceted Double Bass Editor's Pick

    Salima Barday Gowani Classical Double Bass Teacher (East London) Picture Once you have chosen to learn how to play the double bass, the next step is figuring out which approach you will take, typically either classical or jazz. With the rising standards of professional musicians today, performers have expanded their toolbox of tricks that are readily transferable to...
  • Recommended Double Bass studies

    Classical Double Bass Teacher (East London) Picture Depending on the level of the student, I use various different study books to help with technical work. I'd recommend that a more advanced student looks at Simandl, Storch-Hrabe, and the second Bottesini method book, whilst beginner students should start with the first Bottesini book, depending...