For the last evening of 2013, here’s a great video of the esteemed music educator Marvin Rabin, who recently passed away at age 97. I only worked with him one (at Northwestern University in the nineties), but I found him remarkable even in that one encounter, and his influence on the world of music education is tremendous.
University of Washington double bass professor Barry Lieberman, who I’ve featured several times before on the blog/podcast, has released an excellent series of double bass tutorials on major double bass excerpts. These valuable contributions to the double bass educational canon should be on any serious bass student’s must-watch list:
Worth reading for anyone thinking about majoring in music: