Here is a link to a video featuring University of North Texas double bass professor Jeff Bradetich demonstrating left hand techniques for the instrument. The video comes from the UNT website and is very informative. Check it out here.
For those of you unfamiliar with Jeff’s background, here is his bio. Click his photo to visit the University of North Texas website and check out Jeff’s various offerings.
Proclaimed by the New York Times as “the master of his instrument,” Jeff Bradetich is regarded as one of the leading performers and teachers of the double bass in the US today. Since his New York debut in Carnegie Recital Hall in 1982 he has performed more than 400 concerts on four continents including his London debut in Wigmore Hall in 1986. He has won many major solo competitions, recorded six solo albums of music for double bass and piano and has been featured on radio and television throughout North and South America and Europe including CBS, CNN, BBC and NPR.
Mr. Bradetich began his study of the bass at age 10 in the school orchestra program in Eugene, OR studying with Royce Lewis and Dr. Robert Hladky before studying at Northwestern University with Warren Benfield where he earned both Bachelor and Masters degrees.
In addition to being an active lecturer and clinician, Mr. Bradetich has transcribed more than 100 solo works. He has given more than one thousand master classes throughout the world including annual week-long workshops on three continents. He has produced an instructional video and DVD and a DVD recording of the first Bach cello suite and the BB Wolf by Jon Deak. He served as Executive Director of the International Society of Bassists from 1982-1990 and editor of its magazine for 6 years.
Jeff Bradetich has taught on the faculties of the University of Michigan and Northwestern University prior to his 1994 appointment as director of the largest double bass program in the world at the University of North Texas. His students hold positions in major orchestras on five continents and in leading universities in the US and abroad.