Double Bass Technique: Concepts and Ideas

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Abstract

Dr. Morton's Double Bass Technique: Concepts and Ideas was completed in 1989. It was based on (at that time) eighteen years of playing experience, and a year and a half of research of every available source in English on double bass and cello technique, as well as the monuments of violin technique. There were many treatises on playing other stringed instruments, but nothing for the double bass, that is, until Double Bass Technique: Concepts and Ideas. This work is not a "method" book. In other words, it is not a course of study that guides a student from one playing level to another. Rather, it more like the violin treatises by Carl Flesch or Ivan Galamian: a thorough and detailed examination of what the author believes to be an ideal technique.<br><br>The 314 pages of Double Bass Technique: Concepts and Ideas are mostly text, but include many photos, diagrams, tables, musical examples, and an extensive annotated bibliography. The book is divided into two parts. The first part examine
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBasso Profòndo Publications
StatePublished - Jan 1991

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