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ABCs of Double Bass for the Absolute Beginner

Cambridge Center for Adult Education

42 Brattle Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

Have you always wanted to play the Double Bass but thought it too difficult? Or have you previously studied double bass and wish to take it up again? Have fun playing popular folk, classical, rock n roll tunes and duets, while focusing on correct posture, basic music reading and rhythm. We will work on the ABCs of Bass for the Absolute Beginner to Intermediate Student, Book 1 and Complete Technique for Double Bass. Listed below are Stores renting double basses and selling the required materials.

Registration: Online
42 Brattle St. 617-547-6789


Dear New DOUBLE BASS Students,

It's never too late to begin playing double bass and get really great at it. Your double bass will be tuned at the beginning of each class.

Students say music reading and posture are easier to learn than they thought it would be. You will play 20 or more classical, folk and rock n roll tunes, a study, warm-up exercises, scales and duets.

Why do Adults Learn Violin Quicker than Children?
Double Bass too!

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

ABCs of Bass Book 1 - Johnson String
ABCs of Bass Book 1 - Amazon

ABCs of Bass details


Complete Technique for Double Bass - Johnson String
Complete Technique for Double Bass - Amazon

Complete Technique for Double Bass details
includes Sample Pages

Optional, Supplementary material:
ABCs of Bass Book 2 - Johnson String
ABCs of Bass Book 2 - Amazon

DOUBLE BASS ACCESSORIES students like:
Small Round Tourte Mute: makes sound softer and sweeter.
Ultra Practice Mute: eliminates more volume of sound; practice longer while not disturbing neighbors.
Tuner and Metronome all in one: Begin your practice with a double bass that is in tune. Learn to keep perfect time like a professional with a Metronome.
Music Stand: have a straight back while practicing.
Pirastro Bass Rosin: put on the Bow Hairs for a clear sound.

If you own a Double Bass, please bring it to one of the shops below before the first class for a check up.

~Janice Tucker Rhoda
abcsofstrings@gmail.com

other CCAE String Courses


LIST OF MUSIC STORES

Johnson String at 1029 Chestnut Street, Newton Upper Falls, MA. 617-964-0954
*ABCs of Bass Books, Complete Technique for Double Bass, bass rentals and purchases, accessories. Rent to own program!

Acoustic Strings of New England at Arts in the Armory, lower level, 191 Highland Ave. Somerville, MA. 781-648-6355
*Rent to own program!

Rutman's Violins at 265 Massachusetts Avenue near Symphony Hall at the Symphony T-stop, Boston, MA. 617-578-0066
*ABCs of Bass Books and Complete Technique for Double Bass, bass purchases and rentals, accessories. *Rent to own program!

Yesterday Service is a classical sheet music store in Arts at the Armory building at 191 Highland Ave. in Somerville, MA. Bus #88 and #90 from Davis Sq. or #90 from Lechmere T-stop. 617-547-8263
*ABCs of Bass Books and Complete Technique for Double Bass, some accessories.

Spencer Brook Strings at 9 Linden St, Maynard, MA. 978-897-6382
*Rent to own program!

Music Espresso is a classical sheet music store at 295 Huntington Avenue in Boston, MA across from New England Conservatory of Music, close to the Symphony T-stop. 617-424-9322
*ABCs of Bass Books and Complete Technique for Double Bass.

Spectrum Music is a classical sheet music store at 1844B Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington Center, MA. 781-862-0088
*ABCs of Bass Books and Complete Technique for Double Bass, some accessories.

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