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Jazz Double Bass

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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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Playing a Stringed Instrument

Playing a Stringed Instrument To play a stringed Instrument well is dependent on one very...
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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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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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  • Margarida Castro Anderston, G2 Gold Member

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    Aside my orchestral job at RSNO I enjoy teaching all ages and levels and have previous teaching experience. I have taught adult students who just wanted to have some fun and gain knowledge, and also students who wanted to prepare for exams.
  • Dan Ezard Kew, TW9 Gold Member

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    I teach bass guitar, double bass and electric/acoustic guitar lessons from my home in Kew or from students homes all over West London.
  • Michael F Halesworth, IP19 Gold Member

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    I am an experienced professional bassist, teaching both classical and beginner jazz and my core belief is that learning should always be fun!
  • Tim Fairhall London Fields, E8 Gold Member

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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.
  • Joe Downard Camberwell, SE5 Silver Member

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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've over ten years of professional experience as a performer & teacher of music. I'm a patient & dedicated teacher; I was awarded the LRAM (teaching diploma from the Royal Academy of Music) with distinction.
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  • Listening and Reading for Jazz Double Bass Editor's Pick

    Fergus Ireland Jazz Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture When I first became passionate about playing the Double bass/bass guitar in my early teenage years, it was the music that I listened to outside of my initial formal education that inspired me to really explore my instrument and deepen my understanding of its role in all types of music. As I...
  • 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 (South 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...