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We’re featuring an interview from the podcast archives with Los Angeles Philharmonic bassist and University of Southern California bass instructor David Allen Moore on the podcast this week. David also teaches bass during the summer at the Domaine Forget program in Quebec. In this interview, we chat about his early […]

CBC 162: David Allen Moore Interview (from the archives)

practicing resources
At long last… One of the most frequently requested items on this blog is my old MP3 Practice Track Library. Back in the early 2000s I created a series of MP3s of the major double bass orchestral excerpts and solos. I would load these up onto a playlist on my […]

MP3 Practice Tracks – back and better than ever!

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If you’ve followed this blog over the years, you probably noticed a precipitous decline in the number of posts since 2010. Just in case you’re wondering, I didn’t fall off the face of the planet. My work life shifted pretty radically when I started teaching high school full-time. It’s not […]

What happened to me?

Alex Hanna double bass
We are thrilled to bring you this interview with Chicago Symphony Orchestra Principal Bass Alex Hanna.  In addition to his responsibilities leading the bass section of the CSO, Alex teaches double bass at DePaul University and is active as a clinician, soloist, and chamber musician. Subscribe to the podcast – follow […]

CBC 161: Alex Hanna Interview

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I’m doing a presentation this Saturday for the Illinois American String Teachers Association on apps that I use for teaching.  Honestly, tech is so tightly integrated into what I do with students that it’s hard to even think of specifically what I use on a regular basis.  It would be […]

Awesome Apps for Teaching Music

Jason Heath
I’m getting back into blogging…. and podcasting.  More details to follow. For the time being, I’d like to encourage folks to check out my new Double Bass News Magazine.  For those of you who are new to the blog, this site has been active for ten years.  To put that […]

The next generation bass blog

Cool version of Beethoven 5–check it out if you haven’t before! David Garrett – The 5th – YouTube.

David Garrett – The 5th

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Here’s a cool site called Patternroot I just discovered from bassist Gahlord Dewald: Three things for this site — getting better at playing bass instruments, helping composers use bass instruments well in making new music, sharing and promoting contemporary art music. via Bass: Learn, Make, Listen – PATTERNROOT.

Bass: Learn, Make, Listen – PATTERNROOT

Check out this cool new orchestra in the Philadelphia area, featuring longtime blog contributor John Grillo! Pennsylvania Philharmonic. If you haven’t checked out John’s contributions to the blog before, you can find several of them below: Ed Barker interview The State of the Orchestra Differences in Opera and Orchestra Playing […]

Pennsylvania Philharmonic