THE RIGHT HAND Tone and the Bow Perhaps the most important, yet often the
most neglected, aspect of bass playing is that of producing a good tone. Of
course the bass should be played rhythmically and in tune, but it is beyond
rhythm and ...
Author: Warren Benfield
Publisher: Alfred Music
The Art of Double Bass Playing is the result of a collaboration between Warren Benfield, an outstanding bassist/teacher and James Seay Dean, Jr., Associate Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a skilled writer/editor. Warren Benfield started his professional career in 1934 as the youngest member of the Minneapolis Symphony. Moving on to the St. Louis Symphony as principal bass and then to the Philadelphia Orchestra as co-principal bass, he joined the Chicago Symphony in 1949 where he remained until his retirement in 1987. Benfield has always been dedicated to teaching, and during his years with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he was on the faculties of Northwestern University and DePaul University. He has also given many master classes and lectures, including two in China. Since retiring, he is continuing to teach a few students at the American Conservatory and at Chicago's Merit School for underprivileged children, which focuses on the arts. Benfield's particular aim is to teach the approach of the double bass from a musical, as well as a technical standpoint.
The Art of Violin Playing. Flesch, Carl. Urstudien. Flesch, Carl. Violin Fingering.
Flesch, Carl. The Violinists Handbook Geminiani, Francesco. The Art of Playing
on the Violin. Green, Barry. Advanced Techniques of Double Bass Playing.
Author: Samuel Applebaum
Publisher: Alfred Music
In this handy reference for string teachers, Dr. Samuel Applebaum addresses the most frequently asked questions, ranging from the very basic to the most advanced. From his conversations with the greatest concert artists of our time, he covers topics such as positions, intonation, vibrato, bowings, sight reading, practicing and stage fright in a comprehensive question-and-answer format.
Players in recent decades amplify their double basses or use modern techniques
on the electric bass to play funky jazz or ... Ron Carter and countless other
double bass players have made important contributions to the art of playing jazz
Author: David Overthrow
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
The Total Jazz Bassist is a complete jazz method, giving equal treatment to both electric and double bass. Covering styles like bebop, Latin, funk and fusion, this book provides examples and lessons that will help you become a well-rounded bassist. The Total Jazz Bassist also covers theory, technique, tunes, solos, jazz styles, and includes great advice for practicing and doing business. You'll learn to develop walking bass lines, how to solo, bass lines and solo patterns for blues changes and major and minor "two-five-one" progressions, dominant 7th chord scales, approaches for playing "Rhythm Changes," and much, much more! This is the one place to get everything you need to make you not only a great jazz bassist but an asset to any band. A CD demonstrating the examples in the book is included.
We have already investigated the “jazz eighth” in the lesson on “Take Five.” In
building this walking bass line, three rhythmic techniques will be used: Measures
1, 2, 9 and 10: the bass notes are played on the down beat and a double stop, ...
Author: MICHAEL DIMIN
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications
The Art of Solo Bass is a jumping off point, a place to glimpse the possibilities of the electric bass. This book examines the use of chords and chord/melody in performance, arranging, composing and the development and exploration of new techniques. from using chords to enhance and embellish your groovin' bass lines, to developing a comping style to perform with an ensemble and finally to create solo arrangements and compositions for practice and performance.The Art of Solo Bass will open new horizons for you, the bass player. This is a step-by-step tutorial into the techniques, theory and practical application of solo bass. the Art of Solo Bass includes actual arrangements, recordings, notation and tablature to guide you along the way.
Chapter 26 The Double Bass Texts *Indicates out of print in 2011. BENFIELD,
WARREN and JAMES DEAN. (1973). The Art ofDouble Bass Playing. Evanston,
IL: Warner. BORNOFF, GEORGE. (1953). Bornoff's Patterns in Position: Bass.
Author: Richard Colwell
This book introduces music education majors to basic instrumental pedagogy for the instruments and ensembles most commonly found in the elementary and secondary curricula. This text focuses on the core competencies required for teacher certification in instrumental music. The first section of the book focuses on essential issues for a successful instrumental program: objectives, assessment and evaluation, motivation, administrative tasks, and recruiting and scheduling (including block scheduling). The second section devotes a chapter to each wind instrument plus percussion and strings, and includes troubleshooting checklists for each instrument. The third section focuses on rehearsal techniques from the first day through high school.