A great new resource for students of the double bass!
  Benjamin Whitcomb’s recent publication The Advancing Bassist’s Handbook is a refreshing new contribution to the canon of double bass technique materials.  Dr. Whitcomb has written a similar volume for violin, viola, and cello, but he has tailored his book to the specific needs of bassists and has created a […]

The Advancing Bassist’s Handbook – review

Check out this very cool new service from violinist Sebastian Salek: I recently launched a site that I thought your readers might find interesting/useful. It’s called DepFinder, and it’s basically a way of finding players at short notice. Musical directors can send out a request (e.g. a double bass player in […]

DepFinder – find gig replacements last-minute!

Twin Cities Bass Camp
Featuring a diverse group of faculty from a variety of backgrounds, the Twin Cities Bass Camp (July 7-11, 2014) looks like a really good summer option for the student bassist.  Featuring Francois Rabbath (a former Contrabass Conversations guest), this five day camp costs $500.  More details available at the Twin Cities Bass […]

Twin Cities Bass Camp 2014

I’m not familiar with this festival, but it sounds interesting–check it out! The Philadelphia International Music Festival, featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra, includes four program options: orchestral studies, solo performance studies, college audition preparation, and piano studies (information available at: www.PhiladelphiaMusicFestival.org/about), as well as a separate program for college […]

Philadelphia International Music Festival