DAILY NEWS (part 6th)

The new PIRASTRO string set: FLEXOCOR DELUXE
The new PIRASTRO string set: FLEXOCOR DELUXE

BRAHMS - (rev. Thomas Martin)

FRANCOIS RABBATH vol.4 plus DVD

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Click on the picture
The first page
Francois Rabbath esempio vol.4.pdf
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PER QUESTA BELLA MANO by Mozart

Two different VIENNESE TUNING (solo bass) and thanks to Michael KLINGHOFFER

If there's a page cutted!!
If there's a page cutted!!

SCORES: COMPETITION 1st DOUBLEBASS in ROME (Teatro dell' Opera)

Free download
06_Primo_Contrabbasso[1].pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat 4.9 MB

PER QUESTA BELLA MANO by Mozart

Viennese tuning!!
Per Questa Bella Mano Leipzig ca 1881.pd
Documento Adobe Acrobat 1.8 MB

Thanks to IGOR PECEWSKI

KAPLAN: New strings by D'ADDARIO

The NEW (April 2012) Kaplan strings are D'Addario's entry into the premium orchestral strings market.

The Kaplan double bass strings are designed primarily for bowed string players. They were created to provide a rich tone, variable dynamics, and excellent bowing response. They are clear, yet warm in their tonal color - regardless of what register you're playing in.

This is accomplished by mixing various string winding materials to achieve the best playability and sound from every string. So, while all Kaplan Bass strings have a stranded steel core, the Kaplan Bass G string is titanium wound, and the A and D strings are nickel-wound. The E string is tungsten-wound.

These strings should be a favorite among the most discerning orchestral musicians. The strings are are reportedly very easy to bow, with a fast response, and have a "soft" feel both under the left hand and under the bow - making them an "easier" playing string. Yet they have a great range of dynamics and sound - you can really get them projecting loudly, without having the note distort out of tune.

And yes, they can be played pizz! For classical pizz, they have the appropriate and expected big, round tone. They are a darker sounding string, by design, so they don't have the brightness you might expect in "modern jazz," but they're not dead and thuddy, either.

The strings are scaled to fit 3/4 size bass with a playing length of 41 3/4 inches (1060mm). The medium tension strings are the best choice for a majority of players, but light and heavy sets are also available.

ZYEX: the new strings by D' ADDARIO

Zyex Core
Zyex Core

Okay... Zy-WHAT?!?!

These new strings are made of a "longer-lasting" alternative to nylon, called "Zyex." That's where they get their name, obviously.

Zyex is a "polyketone fiber," which you really don't need to know. What you do need to know is that D'Addario has actually been making strings out of this material (for other instruments, like classical guitar and violin) for many years. They just reformulated their blend, and they are now making Upright Bass Strings using Zyex.

Physically, the strings are a touch thicker than Pirastro Obligatos, and they don't exhibit the "roll" when plucked that other synthetic strings (including the Obligatos) sometimes do. They also sound a bit "darker" than Obligatos - with a bit more "growl," at least to my ears. Under the bow, they speak very quickly, and the pizz sustain rings clearly without overstaying its welcome - simply stated, they have a warm, gut-like tone (which is a common description of synthetic strings). They are similar to many of their contemporaries, to be sure - but obviously, there are differences too.

One thing that many people report as unique about the strings: kind of like wine (and bassists), they actually get better with age. Fresh out of the package, you might be a little underwhelmed - on some basses, they might sound a bit "zingy," can sometimes have uneven response from string to string (especially the D string) and the lower strings can have a tendency to sound a little scratchy under the bow. These idiosyncrasies seem to work themselves out once you've put a little mileage on the strings; they settle down, tone-wise, and the balance and arco response tends to improve.

Tonally, they have good volume, with nice fullness - especially the higher strings (some players have felt that the E string is a little "shy" compared to the other three.) Tuning stability is good, and they "start" quite easily under the bow.

Overall, they are a lower-tension, hybrid string that works well for lots of varied situations, but I wouldn't put them on a bass the same day I had a gig. But give them a little time to break in, and may well be worth the wait.

BARRE PHILLIPS

"TRACES"

 

Book: 125 page visual memoir including photos, posters, album covers from double-bassist Barre Phillips's personal archives spanning 50 years of activity.

- DVD: Temporaneous - 1 hour 25 minutes of Barre playing solo and talking about music.
...
- CD: Opus One - 38 minutes collector's item. Barre's original recording from Journal Violone 1968, the very first recording of solo bass improvising.

To be published early Summer 2012
Pre-order details: jeanclaude.kadima@gmail.com
THANKS to JC JONES!!!

THE VIOLIN by Antonio Bonacchi

BUY THIS GREAT BOOK from http://www.musicherie.it  "IL VIOLINO" by ANTONIO BONACCHI

DAN STYFFE (last Cd)

Domenico DRAGONETTI "Duetto for cello and double bass"

Dragonetti_Cello_Duo.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat 3.0 MB

MAJOR and MINOR SCALES in THREE OCTAVES

Scale ferraris.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat 4.0 MB
DRAGONETTI
DRAGONETTI

ALL CD DVD LP in the history

THOMAS MARTIN says:

"We all must thank you, Dear Vito, for your tireless work for all of us bassists!"  You are doing so much for your colleagues and your art.

prof.dr. Vito Domenico Liuzzi "Doctor of Law" -"Magna cum Laude"

dr. Vito Liuzzi
dr. Vito Liuzzi

TRANSLATOR

"A TRIBUTE TO TEPPO" - Teppo Hauta-aho "THE KING" by Nbbrecords

DAN STYFFE "Octophonia" NEW CD

THIERRY BARBE'

CATALIN ROTARU or "The PAGANINI of the DOUBLE BASS"

MAURICIO ANNUNZIATA & ALL HIS COMPOSITIONS for Doublebass and Orchestra (piano reduction) - FREE DOWNLOAD

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Click on the image for the free download

MARCOS MACHADO & His New Book (VOL.1) for The Left Hand. HR!

SPERGER DUO - "Sonatas for Double Bass and Piano" with PILIP JARO & Xénia Jarovà

GOLDBERG VARIATIONS

PINO ETTORRE

LEON BOSH

BOTTESINI

ALBERTO BOCINI

DAN STYFFE

DAXUN ZHANG

NICHOLAS BAYLEY

MARCOS MACHADO

METAMORFORA
METAMORFORA

JOEL QUARRINGTON

Garden Scene
Garden Scene

ORAZIO FERRARI

MICHAEL WOLF

MICHAEL WOLF BOOK, if you like click on to Schott Edition
MICHAEL WOLF BOOK, if you like click on to Schott Edition

 

PIERMARIO MURELLI

PIERMARIO MURELLI - "Nuova didattica per contrabbasso " Ed. RICORDI

ALFREDO TREBBI

ALFREDO TREBBI - Novissimo manuale semiserio per contrabbasso (click on the picture above to read more)
ALFREDO TREBBI - Novissimo manuale semiserio per contrabbasso (click on the picture above to read more)

RICCARDO CROTTI

GEIRD REINKE

BOGUSLAW FURTOK

SILVIO DALLA TORRE

ENRICO FAGONE

IRINA KALINA GOUDEVA

MICHAEL KLINGHOFFER

OVIDIU BADILA

ALFRED PLANIAVSKY

MAURIZIO TURRIZIANI

THE BASS GANG

Thomas Martin & Timothy Cobb

SILVIA MATTEI

HR
HR

THE BASS SONORITY

THE BASS SONORITY: Vito Liuzzi, Michele Cellaro, Vincenzo Chiapperini, Leonardo Presicci, Giuseppe Lillo, Giovanni Rinaldi
THE BASS SONORITY: Vito Liuzzi, Michele Cellaro, Vincenzo Chiapperini, Leonardo Presicci, Giuseppe Lillo, Giovanni Rinaldi

DONOVAN STOKES

STEFANO SCODANIBBIO

Dead in Macerata at 55 years old

CATALIN ROTARU

FEDERICO BAGNASCO

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CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO BUY

ALFREDO TREBBI

Lo Zen e l' arte di imparare uno strumento
High Recommended

THOMAS MARTIN & his "Requiem" by Bottesini

PAOLO BENELLI

Dragonetti: Solos for double bass

by PAOLO BENELLI for CARISCH
by PAOLO BENELLI for CARISCH

FEDERICO BAGNASCO

Cd

MICHELE VERONESE

CATALIN ROTARU

Cd/DVD

PAOLO BENELLI

World Premiere!

FRANCESCO FRAIOLI

DAN STYFFE

"Portraits for friends" by BERNARD SALLES

BASSIONE AMOROSA

IRINA-KALINA GOUDEVA

"Recomenzar El Infinito"

Mr. PETRU IUGA "invention" !!!

Vito Liuzzi !!

Rino Liuzzi in STUDIOS

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