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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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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?...
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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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 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.
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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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    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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    I am a professional double bass player, and perform worldwide. My passion is for jazz, but I have experience in many kinds of music and enjoy helping pupils to discover their own voice on a wonderful instrument.
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    Hi, my name is Nathan and I’m a professional Bass Guitar/Double Bass tutor based in East London. I’m a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a winner of the Academy of Contemporary Music's ‘Outstanding Bass Player’ award.
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  • 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

    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

    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...
  • The Ray Brown Method Book

    Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Sheffield) Picture As a Jazz Double Bass teacher I strongly recommend Ray Brown's Bass Method. As a great bass player, Ray breaks down the essential scales and methods required for building excellent lines into short simple exercises in every key. Although it may seem daunting to look at on the page at first, in...