Book + Online Audio
8.75 x 11.75
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
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.
First Lessons Upright Bass
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
Major Scales in Half Position
More Basics of Reading Music
Key Signature Reference Chart
Right Hand Exercise for Open Strings (Pizzicato)
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