26. July 2011 · Write a comment · Categories: Books

Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass, Vol. 1 (Book/CD) by George Vance

This double bass method features lots of familiar melodies – and starts in thumb position, which is quite a difference from the popular Simandl method.  This book based on the teaching of Rabbath does not put any emphasis on a particular part of the fingerboard – and emphasizes pivots and extensions.  The emphasis is on leaching the student to be a soloist rather than an orchestral player.  An excellent double bass method.

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09. July 2011 · Write a comment · Categories: Books

Simandl’s New Method for the Double Bass – Book 1

The popular instruction method for technique on the string bass for students and more experienced players. This book has been used by the majority of double bassists out there. It is simply a must have for double bass players. It covers all the basics and moves through different fingering starting in open position and goes up to VIIth position. There are bowing exercises and it includes many etudes, that you can return to throughout your career. This method has 88 pages and is published by Carl Fischer (CF.O3567).

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29. June 2011 · Write a comment · Categories: Books

Setup And Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound: A Manual for Players, Makers, And Repairers [Paperback] by Chuck Traeger, David Brownell, and William Merchant.

This is a first class book covering all aspects of string repair and optimizing tone.It includes lots of pictures and the reasons why things work. Learn all about successful bass setup. Learn what needs to be done to your bass and how to communicate this. This is a must read for luthiers and players alike. A great reference on the setup and repair of any double bass.

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