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Classical Double Bass

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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....
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...
Classical Double Bass

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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...
Jazz Double Bass

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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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  • 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...
  • 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...

 

  • 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

    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,...