Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass, Vol. 1

It is rare in music pedagogy that something truly revolutionary comes along. Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass Vol 1 by George Vance and Annette Costanzi is the first English language method for beginning double bass to incorporate the innovative division of the bass fingerboard into six positions, developed by renowned French bassist François Rabbath in […]

Incredibly Useful Exercises for Double Bass: Volume 17

Incredibly Useful Exercises for Double Bass Volume 17 by Dennis Whittaker is a focused cover-to-cover workout that is tailor-made to condition specific aspects of double bass performance. Each exercise takes about an hour, and contains a warm-up, exercise and cool-down, with detailed instructions and focus points for each exercise. Volume 17, “All Exercises,” is the […]

Pirastro Perpetual Bass Strings

Mainly developed for pizzicato, the new Perpetual double bass strings by Pirastro were designed to provide the player with a comfortable left hand feel, fast articulate response, and strong energetic tone. Using a new uniquely designed extremely flexible steel rope core, the Perpetual double bass strings provide incredible stability and tremendous power. With a little […]

Andreas Eastman VB105 bass

Andreas Eastman Model 105 basses are a great balance of superior tone and stability. With a fully carved top and back and laminated ribs, Model 105 basses have a rich and powerful sound with enhanced stability. Each bass is finished with a hand-applied, shaded, antique-style varnish. These basses are great for touring musicians and school […]

The Not-Doings of an Insomniac: Partita for Double Bass and Poetry Reader

The Not-Doings of an Insomniac —Partita for Solo Double Bass with spoken texts — composed by Philip Glass, was premiered by Robert Black at the International Society of Bassist Convention at the Griffin Concert Hall in Fort Collins, Colorado. The Not-Doings of an Insomniac developed as a result of Glass’s frequent travels to unfamiliar cities […]