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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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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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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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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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  • Tom McCredie Dulwich Village, SE22 Gold Member

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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.
  • Stewart Wilson Central Edinburgh, EH6 Gold Member

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    I am a freelance double bass and bass guitar player living in Edinburgh.
  • Oliver Hopkins Shacklewell, N16 Gold Member

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    My name is Oliver Hopkins and I am a professional Double bass / Electric bass teacher and player. I am very passionate about teaching and really care about helping my students achieve their full potential.
  • Samuel Rice East Dulwich, SE22

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    I am very fortunate that I have a career in music. It brings me a lot of fulfilment. My reason for teaching is give others the opportunities that I was given and perhaps they, too, will have a life in music, be it professionally or recreationally.
  • Salima Barday Gowani East Ham, E6 Gold Member

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    My goal is to guide progress and development to take you where you would like to be with music. With a desire to learn, open mind, focus and dedication to improve, anything is possible.
  • Eloise Riddell Kilburn, NW6 Gold Member

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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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  • 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

    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

    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,...
  • What the Double Bass can do! Editor's Pick

    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...