Mel Bay First Lessons: Upright Bass - Tordini - Double Bass - Book/Audio Online

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Author: Chris Tordini
Format: Book with Audio Online
Instrumentation: Double Bass
Level: Beginning

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. Includes access to online audio.

Contents:
  • 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)
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