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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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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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Playing a Stringed Instrument

Playing a Stringed Instrument To play a stringed Instrument well is dependent on one very...
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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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    I believe everyone is individual and so my lessons are tailored to the needs of each student. I feel that lessons should be a relaxed and enjoyable process about making music!
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    Graduate of Royal Academy of Music with 1st class Hons. I have taught privately for 5 years and lead a jazz ensemble at Highbury Grove school for the past year which is for 11-18 year olds.
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    Welcome! My name is Jamie Benzies, living in London I am a dedicated musician and tutor, music has taken me around the world and led to performances on BBC radio, recording sessions, countless music festivals and gigs.
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    Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music with 1st class honours. Experienced gigging musician and teacher.
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    Hi, my name is Rye Eden. I'm a north London based professional musician and tutor.
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    I am a freelance double bass and bass guitar player living in Edinburgh.
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Double Bass Articles

  • 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...
  • 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...