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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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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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  • 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...
  • 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 (Ilford) 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...