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Welcome to the LibGuide created for AM 298/498/698 Double Bass Studio Class (Murray). I'm happy to help you with locating various materials relating to the double bass and researching composers, compositions, and other topics relevant to the study of double bass.. Please let me know when you have questions by contacting me via LibChat, phone, or e-mail (all listed to your right!). To navigate around this guide, click on the blue tabs at the top of this guide. Each tab represents a page of information!
Books in our Collection
Below are a few of the books that we have in our collection related to the study of the Double Bass and Double Bass Pedagogy.
The Baroque Double Bass Violone by Ch. 1. A Short Survey Concerning the Development of the String Bass During the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Polemics. Derivation. Geige/Bassgeige. Contradictions -- Ch. 2. The Violone in Italy. "Violoni ovvero contrabassi." Michael Praetorius. Notation in 16' and 8'. Baritone Clef -- Ch. 3. Trio sonata. Jakob Stainer's Violone -- Ch. 4. The Violone in France -- Ch. 5. Violone/Contrabbasso. Low Range of "C" -- Ch. 6. Corelli's Use of the Violone. Violone and Violoncello -- Ch. 7. Terminology in the Eighteenth Century. "Subjects of the Highest Necessity" -- Ch. 8. The Violone as a Concert Instrument. The Three-String Double Bass -- Ch. 9. The Violone/Double Bass Since the Nineteenth Century -- Ch. 10. Concluding Remarks Concerning Violone and Double-Bass Making.
Publication Date: 1998-08-06
Domenico Dragonetti in England (1794-1846) by Contents: pt. I. Biography and Performance. 1. Dragonetti's Venetian Connections. 2. Dragonetti's English Years. 3. Dragonetti as a Performer -- pt. II. Employment Case-Studies. 4. The King's Theatre. 5. The Ancient Concerts. 6. The Philharmonic Society. 7. Miscellaneous Metropolitan Concerts. 8. Provincial Engagements: Music Festivals. 9. Epilogue: Dragonetti's Death and Estate -- App. I. Dragonetti's Will -- App. II. Dragonetti's Bank Account with Coutts & Co. 1840-53 -- App. III. Dragonetti's Compositions -- App. IV. Dragonetti's Residences in London.
Publication Date: 1998-02-12
Double Bassist's Guide to Refining Performance Practices by Murray Grodner draws on his distinguished career as a double bass musician and teacher in this compendium of performance philosophy, bowing and phrasing recommendations, tutorials on fingerings and scales, and exercises for bowing and string crossing. Grodner addresses technical obstacles in musical performance, offers advice on instrument and bow purchase, and provides a detailed approach to the fundamentals of bass playing. This guide is an invaluable resource for any bassist seeking a professional career.
Publication Date: 2013-08-23
More about the Double Bass by Contents: The possibilities and limitations of the double bass -- Some general information about selection -- Domenico Dragonetti and James Howell -- Giovanni Bottesini and Serge Koussevitzky -- Repairing and adjusting the instrument -- Information for more advanced players -- Some new ideas for the thumb -- Natural and artificial harmonics -- Methods located and records.
Publication Date: 1963
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