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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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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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Versatility on the Double Bass

I have found one of the biggest joys in being a Bass player is the amount of different musical...
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Jazz Bass Resources

There are many useful teaching aids available to bassists who wish to improve their jazz...

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  • Stewart Wilson Central Edinburgh, EH6 Gold Member

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    I am a freelance double bass and bass guitar player living in Edinburgh.
  • Nathan Feddo Dalston, E8 Gold Member

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    Hi, my name is Nathan and I’m a professional Bass Guitar/Double Bass tutor based in East London. I’m a graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and a winner of the Academy of Contemporary Music's ‘Outstanding Bass Player’ award.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ruth Ker Harrogate, HG2

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    I am an active Double Bassist playing with Leeds Jazz Orchestra, King&I, Fusion, Harrogate Philharmonic Orchestra and The Arcadian Strings. Please get in touch to discuss lessons with me.
  • 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.
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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...
  • 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...
  • Double Bass Technique Books For Beginners

    Jazz Double Bass Teacher (South East London) Picture I often teach students that have come from playing bass guitar and want to try their hand at double bass. However, I sometimes find that years of lazy technique get in the way and makes playing the double bass pretty uncomfortable. "Beginning Scales on the Double Bass" by Neil Tarlton (the...