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Technique Books in the Allen Library (selections)
101 Upright Bass Tips by
Call Number: MT320 M35 O533 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2014
Covers right- and left-hand technique, improvising and soloing, practicing, proper care of the instrument, ear training, performance, and much more.
Double Bass Solo Techniques by
Call Number: MT331 H33 D68 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2008
Combines a technique book with a collection of orchestral excerpts.
A Double Bassist's Guide to Refining Performance Practices by
Call Number: MT320 G76 D 2013 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 2013
A compendium of performance philosophy, bowing and phrasing recommendations, fingerings and scales, bowing and string crossing exercises,
instrument and bow purchase advice, and more.
Simplified Higher Technique for Double Bass by
Call Number: MT330 P48 S5 [Allen shelves]
Publication Date: 1982
A pivotal book for bassists. Organizes the left hand into a measuring device to expand possibilities with your upper position.
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There are many more technique books available in the library! Use these call numbers to find more:
||String technique (general)
||Double bass technique (general)
||Systems and methods
||Studies and exercises (general)
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