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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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Multifaceted Double Bass

Once you have chosen to learn how to play the double bass, the next step is figuring out which...
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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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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  • Eloise Riddell Kilburn, NW6 Gold Member

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    I am a passionate qualified double bass and music theory teacher with an MA and BMus from 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 freelance double bass and bass guitar player living in Edinburgh.
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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.
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    Aside from my freelance career as a Double Bassist, I very much enjoy teaching. The most important thing about teaching for me, is to make learning music as enjoyable as possible and relevant to my students' needs.
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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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    I am an enthusiastic teacher, the most important thing for me is to make learning music enjoyable and relevant to my students requirements.
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Double Bass Articles

  • 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 (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

    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...