When I started Contrabass Conversations in January this year, this is the sort of project that I hoped would eventually happen, and I am really excited to begin putting this material out! Lyric Opera of Chicago and Grant Park Symphony bassist Andrew Anderson teaches concepts, ideas, and techniques for this double bass in this multi-part series. Andy teaches at Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts, and I think it’s fantastic that he was interested in putting this together.
This first installment covers bass technique basics like holding the instrument. Following installments get into left hand and bow arm techniques, as well as introducing many creative approaches to common student difficulties. We’ll be putting out a new section of this video every few days, so stay tuned to the blog and the podcast for more of this great material from Andy!
This will be a multi-part series (the complete series is well over an hour long!), and once it is complete it will be rolled together into a format that can be viewed without interruption. These videos are also being released at Contrabass Conversations and on YouTube (click here for the YouTube post). They are also available in the bass blog video player in the left navigation bar at the top of this page.