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

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Catalogue No: 30006BCD
Shop Product Code: 257586K
First Lessons Upright Bass (Book/CD Set)

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.

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