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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?...
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...
Jazz Double Bass

What do you play an instrument with?

“What do you play an instrument with?” If you answered “with my hands” then you should...
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The Role of the Bass

The Role of the Bass A high level of accomplishment on any instrument is a wonderful thing, and...

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  • 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!
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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 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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    Graduate of the Royal Academy of Music with 1st class honours. Experienced gigging musician and teacher.
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    I am a freelance double bass and bass guitar player living in Edinburgh.
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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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  • 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...
  • 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...

 

  • 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...
  • Simandl's new method for the Double Bass

    Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Bromley) Picture Simandl is the 'go to' method for any aspiring double bassist. The method takes the student up to 7th position, just before thumb position. I used this method when I took up the double bass and found it very useful in forming a good foundation on the instrument. Unfortunately there are only so...
  • What do you play an instrument with?

    Salima Barday Gowani Jazz Double Bass Teacher (East London) Picture “What do you play an instrument with?” If you answered “with my hands” then you should read on! It may surprise you how many people incorrectly answer this question the same way. There is more to playing an instrument than using your body. For double bass, even though it is a very...