Tordini, Chris: First Lessons Upright Bass (Book/CD Set)


Catalogue No: 30006BCD
Shop Product Code: 257586K

Status: Usually despatched within 24 - 48 hours

Department: Strings - Double Bass

Publisher: Mel Bay

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This book and accompanying audio is a detailed guide to learning how to play the upright bass. Designed for beginners, no prior musical knowledge is necessary. Included are lessons on technique fundamentals, reading music, and basic music theory. The book also emphasizes the importance of crafting a personal approach and relationship to the instrument. Although having a private teacher to help you through all of the exercises and concepts is ideal, the book is designed to supply you with anything and everything you might need to start on your own.


Contents and Reviews

French Bow
German Bow
Standing with the Bass
Tuning the Double Bass
Right Hand Technique
Left Hand Technique
Basics of Reading Music
Staff (Mnemonic Devices Used for the Lines and Spaces)
Exercises on the Open Strings
Half Position
Major Scales in Half Position
First Position
More Basics of Reading Music
Key Signature
Key Signature Reference Chart
Second Position
Right Hand Exercise for Open Strings (Pizzicato)