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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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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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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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  • 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 (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...
  • Versatility on the Double Bass

    Sandy Suchodolski Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Stevenage) Picture I have found one of the biggest joys in being a Bass player is the amount of different musical styles and settings it allows you to be a part of. One day you can find yourself sight reading in a studio, the next playing jazz standards in a club, the day after you might be on a show or doing a...
  • 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...