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Jazz Double Bass

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Physical Health and Double Bass

Playing the bass can be hard in a lot of ways. It takes hours and years of relentless practice...
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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,...
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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Listening and Reading for Jazz Double Bass

When I first became passionate about playing the Double bass/bass guitar in my early teenage...

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  • Dont Look At The Double Bass!

    Ben Muirhead Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Birmingham) Picture The Double Bass is an extremely beautiful and alluring instrument. As bass players we must not be drawn in by its charms. What do I mean by this you're thinking? Well the more we stare at the fingerboard trying to locate the notes, the further we get from the most impoprtant thing. The sound,...
  • Listening and Reading for Jazz Double Bass Editor's Pick

    Fergus Ireland Jazz Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture When I first became passionate about playing the Double bass/bass guitar in my early teenage years, it was the music that I listened to outside of my initial formal education that inspired me to really explore my instrument and deepen my understanding of its role in all types of music. As I...
  • Learn To Shift On The Bass, Not Where Each Note Is

    Stephen Street Classical Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture One of the most difficult parts of being a double bass player is the constant necessity to shift and shifting in tune! Many double bass players think it is necessary to individually learn where each note is by itself (that's at least 96 notes on 4 strings in two octaves), hoping that you can...

 

  • 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...
  • Physical Health and Double Bass Editor's Pick

    Otto Willberg Jazz Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture Playing the bass can be hard in a lot of ways. It takes hours and years of relentless practice and application to develop the skills that we need to become good bass players, and although this can be a struggle itself, it can also have negative affects on our physical health. Playing such a...
  • 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...