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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


DepFinder
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










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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