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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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Listening and Reading for Jazz Double Bass

When I first became passionate about playing the Double bass/bass guitar in my early teenage...
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There are many useful teaching aids available to bassists who wish to improve their jazz...
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  • Jonathan Giles Moss Grayshott, GU26 Gold Member

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    I am a professional Double Bass and Bass Guitar player and teacher, a versatile freelance musician, regularly performing with an wide range of ensembles, from Orchestras to pop bands. I also teach beginner Piano and 'cello.
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    I am a freelance double bass and bass guitar player living in Edinburgh.
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    Young, bright enthusiastic bass tutor, wanting to help all bass players achieve their best! I am sure I can help you improve your playing from my many years experience both playing and tutoring in a variety of different situations.
  • Otto Willberg Camberwell, SE5

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    I am a professional double bass and bass guitar player living in South East London.
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    Stringed instrument Tutor St Albans
  • Flo Moore Plumstead, SE18 Gold Member

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    I am a graduate of the Royal Academy of music, now a professional musician with lots of gigging and teaching experience.
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  • Dont Look At The Double Bass!

    Ben Muirhead Jazz Double Bass Teacher (Birmingham) Picture The Double Bass is an extremely beautiful and alluring instrument. As bass players we must not be drawn in by its charms. What do I mean by this you're thinking? Well the more we stare at the fingerboard trying to locate the notes, the further we get from the most impoprtant thing. The sound,...
  • 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...
  • 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...

 

  • Versatility on the Double Bass

    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...
  • 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...