New PDF release: A Double Bassist’s Guide to Refining Performance Practices

By Murray Grodner

ISBN-10: 0253010160

ISBN-13: 9780253010162

Murray Grodner attracts on his extraordinary occupation as a double bass musician and instructor during this compendium of functionality philosophy, bowing and phraseology concepts, tutorials on fingerings and scales, and routines for bowing and string crossing. Grodner addresses technical hindrances in musical functionality, deals suggestion on software and bow buy, and offers an in depth method of the basics of bass enjoying. This advisor is a useful source for any bassist trying to enhance functionality practices.

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Use a metronome. Let go of the C as soon as possible, so the arm does not have to pull (shift) against a C locked in place for a fraction of a second too long. Play the five-note sequence 20 Critical Analysis of Physical Performance Techniques as many times as it takes to maintain perfect rhythm in fingers, bowing, and shifting. Now alternate by playing sequence at first down-bow, rhythmic pause, and then up-bow. Count a full measure of rest between playing up- and down-bow versions. When this process seems perfect, try and play the whole first bar plus the B-flat in the next bar.

Use moderate tempos for initial practice of exercises with bowing patterns. Gradually increase tempos with each repeat of an exercise, until an exercise becomes challenging. Always keep working toward the next goal by trying to perfect the next faster tempo.

Also play 12, 12a, and 12b using up-bow recovery. -Now also alternate performing one bar forte and the next bar piano, etc. Maintain symmetry of tonal qualities in all registers. Play using the smallest rest possible between strokes. 32 Perfecting Techniques through Employing Scales, Exercises, and Orchestral Excerpts Alternating Patterns (Daily include 13 or 14 plus 15, 16, and 17) Exercises 13–17 are based on similar bowings. They can be played either legato or marcato/staccato. This pattern should be played in both versions.

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