Double bassist John Floeter recently started a blog. John is on the bass faculty for Northern Illinois University, and he plays bass for the Grant Park Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Lake Forest Symphony, and many other Chicagoland ensembles. John is also my stand partner for the Elgin Symphony, and he plays bass for the Chicago Bass Ensemble along with Michael Hovnanian (Chicago Symphony, CSO Bass Blog, Contrabass Conversations guest), Doug Johnson (Contrabass Conversations guest, Gunnelpumpers member), and group founder Jacque Harper. John will probably be putting up some educational resources (MP3s, scales, exercises) on his blog in the future, and I’ll let readers know as material becomes available.
I will be doing a future Contrabass Conversations episode featuring the Chicago Bass Ensemble, so you will get to hear these four fine bass players in action on the podcast. This will probably happen during the summer, so stay tuned to the show and the blog for more details!
You can visit John’s blog here. I also put a link to it under ‘bass blogs’ in the sidebar of this blog.
- Presenting the Elgin Symphony bass section
- Chicago Bass Ensemble
- Scale sheets from John Floeter
- Funny gig story from Doug Johnson
- Michael Hovnanian on 6/9/07 Contrabass Conversations