NEWS!!!

ALL METHODS for DOUBLEBASS

Abadie, J.

  • Méthode Pour Contre-Basse: À 3 Et 4 Cordes. Paris: Lafleur, 1880, 1883.

Anonymous

  • Metodo Per Il Contrabbasso: Manoscritto Conervato Presso L’archivio Capitolare Del Duomo Di Sant’ Emiliano in Trevi. Edited by Luca Marzetti. 16 Piedi Contrabasso. Albese con Cassano: Musedita, 2007.

[method dated to late 18th century Italy]

Asioli, Bonifazio

  • Elementi Per Il Contrabasso: Con Una Unova Maniera Di Digitare. Milano: Presso Gio. Ricordi, 1823.
  • Elementos para el contrabajo con un nuevo modo de hacer uso de los dedos compuestos por Bonifacio Asioli de Corregio. Edited and Translated in Spanish by Mariano Herrero y Sessé, Madrid, 1873 Online View

Bush, Audrey E.

  • Fundamentals of Contrabass Playing for Schools and Universities. n.p : n. p, 1960.

Ballesteros Taboada, Manuel.

  • El contrabajo : una visión integral. Uviéu : Trabe, 2004.

Bartoli, Tito.

  • Avviamento allo studio del contrabbasso. Bertoli, [19–]

Battesini, Rodolfo.

  • Breve Metodo: Per Contrabasso. Padova: Zanibon, 1965.

Battioni, Tullio [Tullo].

  • Metodo per Contrabbasso. Milano: Ricordi [1889]

[“Nuova ed. riveduta e corretta”]

  • Metodo per contrabasso / di Tullo Battioni. Milano : A. Pigna , [189-]

Bech, Václav (1877-1936)

  • Česko-hrvatská lidová a praktická škola na basu : se zřetelem pro samouky. Brno: Stožický, [1929]
  • Lidová a Praktická Škola Hry Na Basu (kontrabas) Se Zřetelem Na Samouky. co-author Julius Ventruba, 2nd ed., Brno: Jar. Stožický, [1943]
  • Lidová a Praktická Škola Na Basu (kontrabas) Se Zřetelem Na Samouky. co-author Julius Ventruba, 3rd ed., Brno: Jar. Stožický, [1946]

Bernier, François.

Bezdeljev, Vasilii Kuzmich.

  • Novye priemy igry na kontrabase. Moskva: Muzyka, 1969.

Billé, Isaia.

  • Nuovo Metodo Per Contrabasso: New Method for Double-Bass. Milano: Ricordi, 1922.
  • Nuovo Metodo Per Contrabbasso =: Nouvelle Méthode De Contrebasse = New Method for Double-Bass = Neue Schule Für Kontrabass = Nuevo Método Para Contrabajo. 7 volumes. Milano: Ricordi, 1946.

Bleier, Paul.

  • Einführung in Das Kontrabassspiel: Für Schulen Und Spielkriese. London: Schott Music, 1979.
  • Einführung in Das Kontrabassspiel: Für Schulen Und Spielkreise. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1951.

Blockx, Jan.

  • Déchiffrage du manuscrit, pour contrebasse. Paris : H. Lemoine, [1908]

[cited as “Methode” by BNF yet consist of only one page and translates as “Deciphering the manuscript for bass” – further research needed]

Böhmer, Karl.

  • Contrabaß-Schule, Hofmeister, [?]

[cited in Planyavsky (1984) p. 714 – no additional record of this method was located]

Bottesini, Giovanni.

  • Metodo Di Contrabasso. Part 1-2. Milano: Tito di G. Ricordi, [18 –]

[the first original edition for a three string bass]

  • Grande Méthode Complète de Contre-Basse. Paris: Léon Éscudier, [18–]

[Léon Éscudier editor – possibly a publisher]

  • Complete Method for the Contre-Basse (Double-Bass). London: Hawkes, 1870.
  • Bottesini, Giovanni, and F Clayton. Complete Method for the Contre-Basse, Double-Bass … the English Adaption [sic] … by F. Clayton. Paris: Henry Lemoine et Cie, 1880.

[also cited under Clayton, F. ]

  • Metodo Per Contrabbasso. Milano: G. Ricordi, 1947.
  • Metodo Per Contrabbasso : Method for Double-Bass. Milano: Ricordi, 1958.

[edited by Italo Caimmi for a four string bass]

  • Method for Double Bass. London: Yorke Edition, 1981.

Bradetich, Jeff.

  • Double Bass: The Ultimate Challenge. Juliaetta, ID: Music For All to Hear, 2009.

Breuer, Paul.

  • Methode Des Kontrabass-Spiels : Method of Playing the Double Bass. Köln: Gerig, 1978.

Brewer & Co.’s Standard Tutor 

  • Brewer & Co.’s Standard Tutor translated from the Treatise of Miné & Fröhlich and adapted to the System of Tuning and fingering used in England with the manner of simplifying Violoncello Parts so as to suite this Instrument. The Whole illustrated with numerous extracts from the Orchestral Productions of Haydn, Mozart, &c. London: Brewer & Co. London [ca. 1830] Citation

[similar to D’almaine & Co’s Standard Tutor …listed under “D”]

Brulon, Adolphe.

  • Méthode De Contre-Basse. Paris: Nadaud, 1841. – Download Page

Bush, Audrey E.

  • Fundamentals of Contrabass Playing for Schools and Universities. n.p, 1960. – Source

Butler, H. J.

  • New Progressive Method for the Four Stringed Contra Bass: Including Exercises Selected from the Works of Some of the Most Celebrated Masters : a Complete and Practical System Particularly Adapted for the Use of Teacher or Student. 2 vols. New York: C. Fischer, 1881.
  • Progressive Method, Double Bass: Including Exercises Selected from the Works of Celebrated Masters : a Complete and Practical System Particularly Adapted for the Use of Teachers and Students. New York: C. Fischer, 1941.

Caimmi, Italo.

  • Metodo moderno per contrabasso : parte prima. Milano : Sonzogno, [19–]
  • Metodo moderno per Contrabasso : Parte I-II. Milano Sonzogno, 1912.
  • Metodo Moderno per Contrabbasso. Milano : Casa Musicale Sonzogno, 1919.

Harmonics

  • Il Contrabbassista Moderno : Breve sunto sullo studio teorico-pratico degli armonici. Cognizioni utili al contrabbassista d’orchestra. Milano G. Ricordi e C., 1941.

[Translated: Modern Double Bassist : A Primer on the theoretical and practical study of harmonics. A knowledge of use to the orchestral bassist]

Campostrini, Gustavo.

  • Metodo per Contra basso a tre corde. Manuscript [1860-1900]

[cited in Warnecke (1909) p. 96.]

Castro Latorre, Juan de.

  • Método De Contrabajo. Madrid: Unión Musical Española, [19–]
  • Método De Contrabajo Aplicable Al De Tres Y Al De Cuatro Cuerdas. Madrid: Antonio Romero, [1870] Online View

Černý, František (1861-1940)

  • Moderne Kontrabas-Schule : verfasst von Fr. Černý, Vol. 1-2. Leipzig : Bosworth, 1906.

Clayton, F. and Giovanni Bottesini.

  • Complete Method for the Contre-Basse, Double-Bass … the English Adaption [sic] … by F. Clayton. Paris: Henry Lemoine et Cie, 1880.

Clayton, F. and Charles Delamour

  • School or Method for Contre-Basse 3 or 4 Strings. London: J.R. Lafleur & Son, 1874.

[see also under Delamour, Charles]

Conti, Antonio.

  • Metodo per Contra basso a quattro corde. n.p. : n.p., n.d.

[cited in Warnecke (1909) p. 96]

Corrette, Michel.

  • Méthode Pour Apprendre a Jouer De La Contre-Basse a 3, a 4 Et 5 Cordes, De La Quinte Ou Alto Et De La Viole D’orhée (1781). Original Print.
  • Méthode Pour Apprendre a Jouer De La Contre-Basse a 3, a 4 Et 5 Cordes, De La Quinte Ou Alto Et De La Viole D’orhée. Facsimile Edition. Genève: Minkoff, 2002.
  • Méthode Pour Apprendre a Jouer De La Contre-Basse a 3, a 4 Et 5 Cordes, De La Quinte Ou Alto Et De La Viole D’orhée. Facsimile Edition. Genève: Minkoff, 1999.
  • Méthode Pour Apprendre a Jouer De La Contre-Basse a 3, a 4 Et 5 Cordes, De La Quinte Ou Alto Et De La Viole D’orhée. Facsimile Edition. Genève: Minkoff, 1977.

Cruft, Eugene.

  • The Eugene Cruft School of Double Bass Playing: A Method with a Repertoire. London: Oxford University Press, 1966.

Cuneo, Angelo Francesco.

  • Metodo per Contrabasso a quattro corde. Manuscript.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p.4]

Dall’Aglio, Artemio

  • Metodo per Contrabbasso. Milano : Fantuzzi, [189-]
  • Metodo per contrabbasso a 4 corde. Bologna : C. Venturi, [189-]
  • Metodo per Contrabbasso a 4 corde : Parte 1 & 2. Milano : E. Nagas, [189-]
  • Metodo di Perfezionamento per Contrabbasso a Quattro Corde : (seguito alla 1. Parte) Bologna : C. Venturi, [190-]

D’almaine & Co’s Standard Tutor

  • D’almaine & Co’s Standard Tutor for the Double-Bass: Translated from the Celebrated Treatises of Aholph Miné & Herr Fröchlich. London: D’Almaine & Co, 1838.

[see also separate entries under Fröchlich and under Miné]

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Dauthage, Max.

  • Schule des Virtuosen. n.p., n.d.

Davis, Arthur

  • The Arthur Davis System for Double Bass / Arthur Davis. Corona del Mar, CA: ARKIMU, 1993.
  • The Dr. Arthur Davis System for Double Bass. Corona del Mar, CA: ARKIMU, 1976.

[“Applicable for electric bass” – from the cover]

Delamour, Charles and F. Clayton

  • School or Method for Contre-Basse 3 or 4 Strings. London: J.R. Lafleur & Son, 1874.

[see also under Clayton, F.]

Dehant, Jean-Loup.

  • La Contrebasse Classique. Paris: Combre, 1992.

De Ville, Paul.

  • The Eclipse Instructor for Double Bass. New York: C. Fischer, 1905.

Domashevich, M.

[see under “M” for coauthors “Milushkin, Aleksander and M. Domashevich]

Drew, Lucas.

  • Quarter Tones. Flagler Beach, FL: St. Francis Music Publications, 2012.

[an instruction manual covering the subject of quarter-tone interpretation on double bass]

  • Essentials for the Double Bass. London, Eng: Pub. for Manchester Bass Week by Yorke Edition, 1985.
  • The Notation of Harmonics for Double Bass: A Guide to the Orchestral Bass Parts of Maurice Ravel in Simplified Chart Form. Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Music Publications, 1972.

[cited also under Bass Methods – Harmonics]

Drew, Lucas, Frank Spinosa, and Harold W. Rusch.

  • The Artist’s Studio for Strings : String Bass. Neil A. Kjos Music Co, 1986.

Durier, A.

  • Méthode Complète De Contre-Basse : Dédiée à M. Habeneck. Paris: J. Meissonnier, 1836. – Download Page
  • Durier, A. Méthode Complète De Contre-Basse. Paris: E. Gérard et cie, éditeurs, ancienne maison Meissonnier, [ca. 1855 to ca. 1870]

[there may be either one or two editions by E. Gérard from ca. 1855 and ca. 1870, pending how relevant the date estimations of the cataloging libraries should be considered. Apparently there is no printed date on this editions, thus the variety of approximations. Planyavsky (1984) cites also Salabert 1836 edition]

Echlin, F. A. – see “White, Adolphus Charles, and F. A. Echlin.”

Eichstädt, Józef.

  • Szkoła Na Kontrabas Cztero I Pięciostrunowy. 5th ed. Kraków: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1988.
  • Szkoła Na Kontrabas: Cztero- I Pięciostrunowy. 4th ed. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1977.
  • Szkoła Na Kontrabas Cztero I Pięciostrunowy. 3rd ed. vol. 1-2. Kraków: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1971.
  • Szkoła Na Kontrabas Cztero I Pięciostrunowy. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1965.
  • Szkoła Na Kontrabas Cztero I Pięciostrunowy. 2nd ed. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1962.
  • Szkoła Na Kontrabas Cztero I Pięciostrunowy. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1959.

Elliott, Catherine.

  • An Introduction to Thumb Position on the Double Bass. London: Bartholomew Music Publications, 1993.

Ferraris, Benito.

  • Scale : Nuovo Metodo per Contrabbasso. Milano: Le chant du monde, 1971.

Findeisen, Theodore Albin.

  • Der Lehrer Des Kontrabass-Spieles: Eine Grundschule Für Die Höhere Lagen-, Bogen-, Und Fingertechnik. 4 vols. Leipzig: C. Merseburger, 1929.
  • Der Lehrer Des Kontrabass-Spieles: Eine Grundschule Für Die Höhere Lagen-, Bogen-, Und Fingertechnik. rev. ed., 5 vols. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1930-1938.
  • Findeisen Complete Method for String Bass: The Modern Scientific Method for Rapid, Advanced Position, Bow and Finger Technique. Edited and Translated by Lunsford M. Corzine. New York: n.p., 1947.

Fischer, Lorenz.

  • Kontrabass-schule: Praktische Anweisung Für Federmann. München: Jean Dennerlein, 1909.

Fischel, Max and Aileen Bennett.

  • Gamble’s Class Method for Strings: Bass = Método Gamble Para La Enseñanza De Instrumentos De Cuerda : Bajo. Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, 1929.
  • Gamble’s Class Method for Strings: Bass = Método Gamble Para La Enseñanza De Instrumentos De Cuerda : Contrabajo. Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music Co, 1932.

Fischer, Carl.

  • Method for the Three String Double Bass. New York: C. Fischer, 1891.

[Carl Fischer is a publisher, yet the method may have been written by someone else]

Flockton, John M.

  • Practical Method for the Double Bass. Boston: Ditson, 1892.
  • Practical Method for the Double Bass. Boston: Ditson, 1920.
  • Flockton’s Practical Method for the Double Bass. Boston: O. Ditson, 1935.

Flockton, John P, and Harry F. Clarke.

  • Practical Method for the Double Bass. Philadelphia: O. Ditson, 1935.

[the author may very well be Flockton, John M. yet the edition may erroneously have changed him from “M.” to “P.”]

Francesconi, Filippo.

  • Grafia degli armonici del contrabbasso. Bologna: Bongiovanni, 1972.

Franke, Christoph Franke.

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Fredin, Thorvald.

  • Kontrabasskola. Stockholm: Thore Ehrling, 1969.

Friedheim, John.

  • Instructions for Playing the Double or Contra Bass: With Examples of Every Prevailing Style of Performance, Including Directions for Recitative Accompaniments, Together with Progressive Lessons, Exercises & Studies Comprehending the Various Powers of That Important Instrument. Boston: O. Ditson, 1870.

Froehlich, Franz Joseph.

  • Vollständige Theoretisch-Praktische Musikschule Für Alle Beym Orchester Gebräuchliche Wichtigere Instrumente, Etc. Bonn, 1810.

[Froehlich and Fröhlich are the same person, here however cited under two names in order to differentiate editions]

Fröhlich, Franz Joseph.

  • Contrabass-schule Nach Den Grundsätzen Der Besten Über Dieses Instrument Bereits Erschienenen Schriften: Auszug Aus Dessen Grösserem Werke Der Allg. Theor.-Prack. Musikschule. Bonn: Simrock, [1813] Download Page
  • Systematischer Unterricht in Den Vorzüglichsten Orchester-Instrumenten: Mit Einer Anleitung Zum Studium Der Harmonielehre, Sowie Zur Direktion Eines Orchesters Und Singchores. Würzburg: Bauer, 1829. Kontrabaß-Schule pp. 471-498. Download Page | Beginning at: Abschnitt  (S.471)

Froehlich, F. J, and Jacques C. A. Miné.

  • D’almaine & Co’s Standard Tutor for the Double-Bass. Translated from the … Treatises of Adolph Miné & Herr. Fröhlich, and Adapted to the System Used in England … Illustrated with Numerous Extracts from the Orchestral Productions of Haydn, Mozart, &c. London: D’Almaine & Co, 1843.

[cited also under Miné]

Froehlich, F. J., James A. Hamilton and Jacques C. A. Miné.

  • Method for the Double-Bass, According to the English System of Tuning & Fingering. Compiled from the Treatises of Miné, Fröhlich, Etc. London: R. Cocks & Co, 1845.

[cited also under Hamilton and Mine]

 

Gajdoš, Miloslav.

  • Metodika kontrabasové interpretace. Kroměříž: BCK, 1992.
  • Gajdoš, Miloslav. Technika přirozených a umělých kontrabasových flažoletů. Kroměříž: BCK, 1980.

Gasparini, Ferd.

  • Enseignement de la contrebasse. Gammes et arpèges pratiques pour contrebasse. Paris : Costallat, [1909]

[translated “Teaching Bass” which may class it as a method]

Godden, William.

  • New Treatise on the Double-Bass. London: J.R. Lafleur & Son, 1880.

[a method for three string bass]

Goetz, Arthur.

  • Practical Method for the String Bass: In Two Books. New York: Witmark Educational Publications, 1934.

Gordon, Ch.

  • Méthode de Contrebasse à 3 ou 4 cordes.  Paris : Ikelmer frères, [1877] – Download Page

Gouffé, Achille.

  • Traité sur la Contre-Basse à quatre Cordes. 1839

[cited in Brun (2000) p. 255]

Green, Barry.

  • Advanced Techniques of Double Bass Playing / Barry Green. Cincinnati: Piper, 2004.
  • The Fundamentals of Double Bass Playing. Cincinnati: Piper Co, 1971.

Green, Barry, and Jeff Neighbor.

  • The Popular Bass Method. Books 1-3. El Cerrito, Calif: Barry Green, 1999.

Green, Barry, Paul M. Palombo, and Lucas Drew.

  • Advanced Techniques of Double Bass Playing. Cincinnati: Piper, 1976.

Grodner, Murray.

  • A Double Bassist’s Guide to Refining Performance Practices. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013.

Grodner, Murray, and Janos Starker.

  • An Organized Method of String Playing: Double Bass Exercises for the Left Hand. New York: Peer International, 1977.

[may also be classified as etudes]

Guatelli, Alceo.

  • Metodo Per Contrabbasso: Studio Dello Strumento E Applicazione Pratica Nella Musica Leggera. Ancona: Edizioni musicali Farfisa, 1964.

Guerrera, Anthony.

  • String Bass Method. Chicago: M.M. Cole Pub. Co, 1937.

Guettler, Knut.

  • A Guide to Advanced Modern Double Bass Technique. London: Yorke Ed, 1992.

Gullbrandsson, Knut.

  • Kontrabas Skola. Stockholm: A.B. Nordiska Musikförlaget, 1941.

[utilizes 1-3-4 fingering system]

Haggart, Bob, and Dave Berend.

  • Bob Haggart Bass Method: A School of Modern Rhythmic Bass Playing. New York: Robbins Music Corp, 1941.

Hamer, Charles F.

  • A Complete Method for the Concert Double Bass. n.p., [19–]

Hamilton, James A, F. J. Froehlich, and Jacques C. A. Miné.

  • Method for the Double-Bass, According to the English System of Tuning & Fingering. Compiled from the Treatises of Miné, Fröhlich, Etc. London: R. Cocks & Co, 1845.

[cited also under Froehlich and Miné]

Hartman, ?.

  • Méthode de contre-basse à 3 et à 4 cordes. Paris: Aulangnier, 1854. Download Page

Hause, Wenzel.

All metnods by Hause that were found in libraries worldwide are cited here. However, due to the evolving publishing standards some of them were difficult to date, thus their chronology and precise place of origin remain to be researched more thoroughly in the future. Wenzel Hause may rightly be considered as a father of modern bass pedagogy, and it is certainly of importance to understand his work in all the lands he was active during his lifetime which includes not only his native Bohemia, yet also France and the other European countries.

  • Gründliche, mit Regeln, Beispielen, und Erklarungen versehene Contrabaß Schule. Sr. Hoch-Reichs-Fürstlichen Durchlaucht Franz Joseph Fürst von Lobkowitz und Herzog zu Raudnitz etc. zum Gebrauche Hochdero Unterthanen dedicirt von Wenzl Hause, Ersten Contrabaßisten im K. Standischen Theater zu Prag. Gestochen und gedruckt in der Hilscherschen Notendruckerei zu Dresden. [1809] Download Page
  • Methode complete de Contrebasse. Partie 1. 2. – Mainz [usw.]: Schott [o.J.] (105 pages)
  • Méthode Complette De Contrebasse: Approuvée Et Adoptée Par La Direction Du Conservatoire De Musique À Prague Pour Servir À L’étude Dans Cet Etablissement. Prague: Berra, n.d.

[also in a variant of pubilsher name “Marco Berra”]

  • Hause, Wenzel. Méthode Complette De Contrebasse: Approuvée Et Adoptée Par La Direction Du Conservatoire De Musique À Prague Pour Servir À L’étude Dans Cet Établissement. Mayence: Chez les fils de B. Schott, [1826]
  • Hause, Wenzel. Méthode Complette De Contrebasse: Approuvée Et Adoptée Par La Direction Du Conservatoire De Musique À Prague : Premiere Partie. Paris: Chez les fils de B. Schott, Place des Italiens No. 1, n.d. – Online View & Download Page
  • Méthode Complète De Contrebasse: 2. Contenant 90 exercises, tant pour le commençans, que pour ceux qui ont déja fait quelques progrès. Mayence [u.a.]: Schott, [1828]
  • Méthode Complette De Contrebasse: Approuvée Et Adoptée Par La Direction Du Conservatoire De Musique À Prague Pour Servir À L’étude Dans Cet Etablissement. Partie I II. Mainz, Paris und Antwerpen: Schott, 1829.
  • Méthode Complette De Contrebasse: 3. Partie. Prague: Berra, [1830]
  • Méthode Complète De Contrebasse,etc.(90 Exercices Progressifs De Contrabasse, Seconde Partie De La Méthode.). Paris: Chez Schonenberger, [ca. 1840]
  • Méthode Complete De Contrabasse: 1re Partie. Mainz [u.a.]: Schott, [ca. 1890] (56 pages)

[This appears to be an earlier and smaller variant of a method which is dated to approximately 1890ties? This may be either a cataloging mistake in dating, or a reissue of an earlier edition?]

  • Hause, Wenzel. Méthode de Contrebasse Arrangée et Chiffrée Pour la Contrebasse Française par C. M. Marié. Sn., 18–? – Downlaod Page

[cited also under Marié, C. M]

Hause, Wenzel, and Franke.

  • Four-String Double Bass Method. Boston: Jean White, 1885.

[found in Frederic Zimmermann estate held in New York Public Library, NY, Estate Listing ]

Haustein, Josef.

  • Contrabass-Schule. Op. 167. Leitfaden zum Studium des Contrabasses. Hamburg: Domkowsky & Co., n.ds.

Hegner, Ludvig.

  • Kontrabasskole: 1.-2- Del. Kbh, Frankfurt: Wilhelm Hansen, 1896.
  • Kontrabasskole: 1.-2- Del. Kbh, Frankfurt: Wilhelm Hansen, 1942. [reprint?]
  • Contrabass-schule =: Kontrabassskole = Tutor for the Double Bass. Kopenh. ; Leipz : Wilh. Hansen, n.d.

Hellouin, Pierre.

  • Les Coups D’archet À La Contrebasse: Bowing for Contrabass = Bogenführung Auf Dem Kontrabass. Paris: A. Leduc éd. musicales, 1987.
  • Traité des gammes à la contrebasse : à 4 et 5 cordes. Paris : A. Leduc, 1985
  • Les Harmoniques a La Contrebasse: 4 Et 5 Cordes = Harmonics on the Double Bass = Die Obertöne Auf Dem Kontrabass. Paris: Leduc, 1986.
  • Les Harmoniques : à la contrebasse, 4 et 5 cordes. Paris : A. Leduc, 1981.

Hero, Hippolyte.

  • Methode De Contre Basse À Quatre Cordes: 1. ; 2.   S.l, 1850. Download Page

Herrmann, Heinz.

  • Das Kontrabass-Spiel in Unserer Zeit : Eine Allgemeinverständliche Praktisch-Theoretische Grundschule Für Den Kontrabaß. 5th ed. Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1990.
  • Das Kontrabass-Spiel in Unserer Zeit : Eine Allgemeinverständliche Praktisch-Theoretische Grundschule Für Den Kontrabaß. 4th ed. Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1986.
  • Das Kontrabass-Spiel in Unserer Zeit : Eine Allgemeinverständliche Praktisch-Theoretische Grundschule Für Den Kontrabass. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1969.
  • Das Kontrabass-Spiel in Unserer Zeit : Eine Allgemeinverständliche Praktisch-Theoretische Grundschule Für Den Kontrabass. 2nd ed. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1958.
  • Das Kontrabass-Spiel in Unserer Zeit. Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1938.

Hertl, František.

  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas: = Elementarschule Für Kontrabaß. 6th ed. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1989.
  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas: = Elementarschule Für Kontrabaß. 5th ed. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1981.
  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas. 4th ed. Praha: Státní hudební vydavatelství, Praha, 1975.
  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas: = Elementarschule Für Kontrabass : Mit Vorw. 2nd ed. Praha: Státní hudební vydavatelství, 1964.
  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas: = Elementarschule Für Kontrabass. 1st ed. Praha: Státní hudební vydavatelství, 1962.

[not all of the editions were located, yet is easy to note which ones are missing from the chronology of the cited ones]

Hertl, František, and Vladimir Hora.

  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas V Jazzových a Tanečních Souborech: = Schule Für Kontrabass in Jazz und Tanzorchestern. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1969.
  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas V Jazzových a Tanečních Souborech: = Schule Für Kontrabass in Jazz und Tanzorchestern. Praha: Státni hudební vydavatelství, 1965.

[both editions cited also under “Bass Methods – Jazz”]

Higgs, H. M.

  • The Double-Bass: Containing the Rudiments of Music and Everything Relating to That Instrument, Together with a Selection of Graduated Lessons, Short Pieces, Daily Exercises, Etc. London: Metzler, [18–]

[Series: Metzler & Co.’s popular instruction books for various instruments, no. 21]

Hindle, Johann.

  • Der Contrabass-Lehrer: Ein Theoretisch-Praktisches Lehrbuch. 2 Parts. Wien: C.A. Spina, [18–]

[the Yale Library and Planyavsky (1984) date this method to respectively  1858 and 1854]

Hiserich, Francesco.

  • Metodo per Contrabbasso. [18–]

[cited in Warnecke (1909) p. 18]

Hrabě, Josef.

  • Navedení k Hraní na Bassu. Emanuel Wetzler: Prague, 1865.
  • Škola na Kontrabasu. Hoffman: Prague [after 1865?]
  • Anleitung zum Contrabass-Spiel. Schalek & Wetzler: Prague, 1865.

Hrabě, Josef, and Gustav Laska.

  • Kontrabaßschule. manuscript, [18–]

Hrabe, Josef and Adolf Lotter.

  • Practical Tutor for the Double Bass: (prof. Josef Hrabe’ s Method). London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1933.

Jackson, Chubby, and Frank Fonda.

  • Chubby Jackson’s “4 Position System” : 5 String Bass Method. Chicago, Ill: M.M. Cole, 1949.

Janowsky, Edward.

  • String-bass Note Speller. New York: Belwin, 1951.

Javelot, Jules.  

  • Petite Méthode de Contrebasse à 3 Cordes. Paris: Margueritat, [1863] – Download Page

Javureck, .

  • Nouvelle Méthode De Contre-Basse. Paris: Joly, 1841. – Download Page

Jederby, Thore.

  • Kontrabas Skola. Stockholm: Ehrling & Löfvenholm, 1943.

Kappey, Jacob Adam.

  • Tutor for the Double-bass with Three or Four Strings. London : n.p., [1897] – Record Link

Karr, Gary.

  • The Gary Karr Doublebass Book. 3 books. Oakdale, CA: Amati Productions, 1996.

Keyl, Bruno.

  • Lehrgang Des Contrabass-Spiels: Eingeführt Am Königl. Conservatorium Zu Dresden. Dresden-N: Seeling, [ca. 1880]
  • Lehrgang für Contrabass. Vorübungen zu den Orchesterstudien des Unterzeichneten, mit systematischem Hinweis auf Spielart, bezüglich Fingersatz und Strichart versehen. Dresden-Neustadt: J. G. Seeling, 1934.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 7]

Kling, Henri.

  • Leichtfassliche Praktische Schule Für Kontrabass. Hannover: Louis Oertel, [1900]

Kola, József.

  • Nagybőgőiskola. Budapest: Kmény, [1948]

Kraft, Josef.

  • Schule Der Bogentechnik: 8 Original Etüden Für Kontrabass. Wien: Weltmusik, 1964.
  • Der Weg Zur Griffsicherheit Und Technik Auf Dem Kontrabass: Bd. 2. Wien: Weltmusik, 1965.
  • Der Weg Zur Griffsicherheit Und Technik Auf Dem Kontrabass: Bd. 1. Wien: Weltmusik, 1958.

Krolick, Edward J.

  • Basic Principles of Double Bass Playing: A Report Prepared for the Menc Committee on String Instruction in the Schools. Washington, D.C: Music Educators National Conference, 1957.

Krump, Hans.

  • Wiener Kontrabass-Schule: Teil 1. Wien: Ludwig Doblinger, 1948.
  • Wiener Kontrabass-Schule: Teil 2. Wien: Ludwig Doblinger, 1949.

Labro, Charles (1810-1882)

  • Méthode De Contre-Basse. Paris: l’Auteur, [1860]
  • Méthode De Contre-Basse: Op. 119. Paris: Philippo, 1860.

Langey, Otto.

  • Otto Langey’s New and Revised Edition of Celebrated Tutors: Double Bass (4 Strings). New York: C. Fischer, 1890.

[“New and Revised Edition” would imply some publication from even before 1890. Further research needed]

  • Langey-Carl Fischer Tutors: For Double Bass (4 Strings). New York: Carl Fischer, 1941.

Langey, Otto, and John Reynolds.

  • Practical Tutor for the Double-Bass (with Four Strings). London: Hawkes, 1908.
  • Practical Tutor for the Double-Bass (with Three Strings). London: Hawkes & Son, [19–]

[One would suppose that a three string version of a method predates the four string version, thus likely been printed some time before 1908]

Láska, Gustav.

  • Kontrabass-schule: Op. 50. 2 vols. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1904.
  • Kontrabaß-schule: Op. 50. Edited by Konrad Spitzbarth. 2 vols. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1952-53.
  • Kontrabass-schule: Op. 50. Edited by Konrad Spitzbarth, new rev. ed., 2 vols. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1955-56.

[it is unclear if the 1955-56 edition was a reprint of 1952-53 revised edition, or a completely new revision of the original Laska method]

  • Kontrabass-schule: Op. 50. Edited by Konrad Siebach, new rev. ed., 2 vols. Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1955-56; reprint, Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1960.

[N.B. Konrad Spitzbarth and Konrad Siebach are the same person, for an interesting story of how the last name of this great pedagogue has changed please follow the Link]

Latorre, Juan de – see “Castro Latorre, Juan de”

Levinson, Eugene.

  • A School of Agility: A Technical Method of the Scale System for String Bass. New York: Carl Fischer, 2002.

Lotter, Adolf.

  • Practical Tutor for the Double Bass: (prof. Josef Hrabe’ S Method). London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1933.

Malarich, Rudolf.

  • Flageolett Schule für Kontrabaß in 4 Heften. manuscript.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 9]

Marangoni, Giuseppe Maria.

  • Scuola Teoretica-Practica del Contrabbasso a Quattro Corde. Bologna : Bongiovanni, 1929.
  • Scuola Teoretica-Practica del Contrabbasso a Quattro Corde. Firenze : Mignani, n.d.
  • Scuola Teoretica-Practica del Contrabbasso a Quattro Corde. Edited by F. Francesconi. new extended ed., Bologna : F. Bongiovanni, 1938-39.
  • Marangoni, Giuseppe Maria. Scuola Teoretica-Practica del Contrabbasso. 7 vols. Bologna : F. Bongiovanni, 1962.

Marcelli, Nino.

  • The Carl Fischer Basic Method for the String-Bass. Boston: Carl Fischer, 1936.
  • The Carl Fischer Basic Method for the String-Bass. New York: Carl Fischer, 1937.

Marié, C. M.

  • Méthode de contrebasse arrangée et chiffrée pour la contrebasse française par C. M. Marié. [ By Wenzel Hause] – Downlaod Page

[cited also under Hause, Venzel]

Massard, Daniel.

  • La Contrebasse dans l’orchestre. Paris: Editions Henry Lemoine (Editions Combre), 2014.

Masuzzo, Dennis.

  • Playing the Double Bass Tuned in Fifths C. G. D. a. Montclair, N.J: AlphaGraphics, 2004.

Mazas, ?.

  • Methode de Contrebasse a 3 et 4 Cordes. Paris: Editions Gallet, [191-?]

[ Citation Link ]

Michaelis, Theodor.

  • Schule Für Kontra-Bass: (auch Zum Selbstunterricht), Op. 136 = Self-Instructor for Double Bass. Leipzig: J.H. Zimmermann, 1891. Download Page
  • Schule Für Contrabass. 2 parts. Leipzig: Wilhelm Zimmermann, 1891.
  • Schule Für Kontra-Bass, Auch Zum Selbstunterricht: Self-instructor for Double Bass. Zimmermann Schule Nr. 38 & 39. Frankfurt am Main: W. Zimmermann, n.d.

Michálek, Josef.

  • Stručná Theoreticko-Praktická Škola Na Basu: S Četnými Cvičebnými Příklady. Praha: M. Urbánek, [1905]

Milushkin, Aleksander, and M. Domashevich.

  • Polnaia Shkola-Samouchitel’ dlia Kontrabasa, v Treh Chastiah. 3 vols. Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel’stvo, 1928, 1929, 1930.

[cited in F. Zimmermann archives “Series 1: Etudes and Studies” f. 75, f. 76 Online Link ]

  • Shkola dlia Kontrabasa. Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel’stvo, 1933.
  • Shkola dlia Kontrabasa. Moscow: Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel’stvo, 2nd ed. 1949.
  • Shkola Igry Na Kontrabase. 3rd ed., 2 parts. Editors: Zinovich, Astakov, Shestakov. Moskva: Gosudarstvennoe Muzykal’noe Izdatel’stvo, 1961-62.

Miné, Jacques Claude Adolphe.

[method identified by courtesy of Massimo Pinca]

  • Méthode De Contre-Basse Composée Et Rédigée Par A. Miné. Paris: A. Meissonnier, 1830.

Miné, Jacques C. A, and Franz J. Fröhlich.

  • D’almaine & Co’s Standard Tutor for the Double-Bass: Translated from the Celebrated Treatises of Aholph Miné & Herr Fröchlich. London: D’Almaine & Co, 1838.
  • D’almaine & Co’s Standard Tutor for the Double-Bass. Translated from the … Treatises of Adolph Miné & Herr. Fröhlich, and Adapted to the System Used in England … Illustrated with Numerous Extracts from the Orchestral Productions of Haydn, Mozart, &c. London: D’Almaine & Co, 1843.

[both editions cited also under Froechlich]

Miné, Jacques C. A, F. J. Froehlich, and James A. Hamilton.

  • Method for the Double-Bass, According to the English System of Tuning & Fingering. Compiled from the Treatises of Miné, Fröhlich, Etc. London: R. Cocks & Co, 1845.

[cited also under Froechlich and Hamilton]

Mollenhauer, Edward.

  • The Imperial Method for the Double Bass: Containing a Full Course of Instruction, Progressive Studies. Cincinnati: The John Church Co, 1898. Download Page
  • The Imperial Method for the Double Bass: Containing a Full Course of Instruction, Progressive Studies. New York: The John Church Co, 1898.

[F. Zimmermann collection cites two different editions of this New York 1898 print. See under “Series 1: Etudes and Studies” f. 79, f. 80 Online Link]

Montag, Lajos.

  • Nagybőgőiskola: (gordoniskola) = Kontrabass-Schule = Double-Bass Method. vol. 1. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1955.
  • Nagybőgőiskola: (gordoniskola) = Kontrabass-Schule = Double-Bass Method. vol. 2. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1956.
  • Nagybőgőiskola: (gordoniskola) = Kontrabass-Schule = Double-Bass Method. vol. 3a. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1960.
  • Nagybőgőiskola: (gordoniskola) = Kontrabass-Schule = Double-Bass Method. vol. 3b. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1966.
  • Nagybőgőiskola: (gordoniskola) = Kontrabass-Schule = Double-Bass Method. vol. 3c. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1967.
  • Nagybőgőiskola: (gordoniskola) = Kontrabass-Schule = Double-Bass Method. vol. 4. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1976.
  • Nagybőgőiskola: (gordoniskola) = Kontrabass-Schule = Double-Bass Method. vol. 5. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1982.

Montanari, Carlo.

  • Metodo per Contrabbasso : Con Relativi Esercizi in Tutti i Toni : Adottato nel R. Istituto Musicale di Parm. Milano: F. Lucaa, [ca.1864]
  • Metodo Per Contrabbasso con Relativi Esercizj in Tutti i Toni. Milano: F. Lucaa, [ca.1870]
  • Metodo Per Contrabasso. Milano: Ricordi, [19–?]
  • Metodo Para Contrabajo. Buenos Aires: Ricordi Americana, n.d.

Moore, Michael, and Clem DeRosa.

  • The Michael Moore Bass Method. n.p.: Advance music, 2002.

Morgen, Lev Mihailovich.

  • Shkola-samouchitelia Igri na Kontrabase v Estradnom Ansamble. Sovetskii Kompozitor, 1970.

Morton, Mark A.

  • Dr. Morton’s Double Bass Technique: Concepts and Ideas. Lubbock, Texas: Basso-Profondo Publications, 2001.
  • Dr. Morton’s Double Bass Technique : Concepts and Ideas / Mark Morton. Columbus, OH: Basso Profondo Publications, 1991.

Nanny, Edouard.

  • Méthode Complète Pour La Contrebasse À Quatre Et Cinq Cordes =: Complete Method for the Four and Five Stringed Double Bass = Vollständige Schule Des Vier Und Fünfsaitigen Contrabasses. 2 vols. Paris: A. Leduc, 1920.

Volume 2 – 2me Partie – Download Page

  • Méthode Complète Pour La Contrebasse À Quatre Et Cinq Cordes. 2 vols. Paris: A. Leduc, 1955.

[since its initial publication in 1920 Nanny’s method has been reissued many times. A complete register of all reprints will follow in future]

Negri, Luigi.

  • Scuola pratica per il contrabasso a 4 corde. Milano : F.Lucca, [1884]

Nicolai, D. J. C. (Contraviolonist from Rudolstadt)

  • Das Spiel auf dem Contrabass, Allgemeine Musikalische Zeitung, no. 16, col. 257-265.

[this is not a standard method, because it was printed as an article within a 19th century German music magazine. Yet, as it belongs to one of the first instructional texts on bass, it was included here as a general reference Online Link ]

Nicotra, Nello.

  • Metodo per contrabbasso. n.p., n.d.

Novosel, Josip.

  • Škola Za Kontrabas: Contrabass Method. 3 vols. Zagreb: Muzička Akademija, 2005.

Niou, Min.

  • Heng Ba Wei Ji Jin Shi Zhi Fa Lian Xi: Di Yin Ti Qin. Beijing: Ren min yin yue chu ban she, 1980.

[a Chinese bass methods based on common Euroepan methods and orchestra excerpts]

O’Brien, Orin, Frederick Zimmermann, and Barry Green.

  • Double Bass Note Book. [United States] : [Orin O’ Brien], [2012]

Ottomano, Vincenzo.

  • Preparazione allo studio del contrabasso,|preceduto da un breve cenno storico sull’origine di esso|a da qualche mia intenzione intorno al metodo d’insegnamento. manuscript. [Bari, Italy], n.d.

[located in Biblioteca del Conservatorio Statale di Musica Niccolò Piccinni – Bari – BA – [collocazione] Q – III – 7.5]

Paasio, Pekka.

  • Kontrabassokoulu : Kontrabasskola. Helsinki: Edition Fazer, 1963.

Petracchi, Francesco.

  • Vereinfachte Fortgeschrittene Technik Für Kontrabass. London: Yorke, 1982.

Portnoi, Henry.

  • Creative Bass Technique. n.p.: Published by arrangement with the American String Teachers Association, 1978.
  • Creative Bass Technique. Logan, Utah: Harold Printing Co, 1978.

Postel-Vinay, Émilie.

  • Allegro contrabasso : méthode de contrebasse. [Paris] : E. Postel-Vinay, 2007.
  • Méthode de contrebasse. Paris : H. Lemoine, 2005.

Powroźniak, Józef.

  • Łatwa Szkoła Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1962.
  • Łatwa Szkoła Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1955.

Prosenik, Milan.

  • Škola Za Kontrabas: Cours De Contrebasse. 2 vols. Zagreb: Tisak Nakladnog Zavoda Hrvatske, 1951.

Quartieri, Leo.

  • Bassando : metodo per basso elettrico e contrabbasso con elementi di armonia moderna. Ripalimosani : Arti grafiche la regione, stampa 2007.

[cited also under Electric Bass]

Rabbath, François.

  • Nouvelle Technique De La Contrebasse: Méthode Complète Et Progressive = a New Technique for the Double Bass : a Comprehensive Tutor. Paris : Alphonse Leduc, 1977-2012.

Rakov, Lev.

  • Shkola Nachalnogo Obucheniia Igre Na Kontrabase. Moskva: Muzyka, 1978.

Raph, Alan.

  • Dance Band Reading and Interpretation: The Basic Concepts of Dance and Jazz Rhythms : Bass Clef Instruments. Valley Forge, Penns: S. Fox, 1962.

Ryan, Sidney.

  • Ryan’s True Double Bass Without a Master: Containing Instructions and Exercises to Which Is Added a Collection of the Most Popular Melodies. Cincinnati: John Church, 1884.

Reinke, Gerd.

  • Enjoy the Double Bass: Double Bass Method (with Piano Accompaniment). 4 vols. Berlin: Boosey & Hawkes, 2010.
  • Reinke, Gerd. Über Das Kontrabass-Spiel: Instrumentalspezifische Betrachtungen. Berlin: Ries & Erler, 1996.

Richter, Carl.

  • Flageolettschule op. 7. Leipzig: Merseburger, n.d.
  • Kontrabaß-Schule : Praktische Anleitung zur Erlernung des Kontrabasses op. 15. Leipzig: Merseburger, n.d.

Robinson, Harold, Annette Costanzi, and George Vance.

  • Repertoire. Woodbridge, Va: The Bass Project, 1986.

Rollez, Jean-Marc.

  • Méthode De Contrabasse: Le Contrebassiste Virtuose = Double-Bass Method : the Virtuoso Bassist = Kontrabassschule : Der Kontrabass-Virtuose. Paris: G. Billaudot, 1997.
  • Méthode De Contrebasse: Exercices De Chromatisme Et De Changement De Corde = Double-Bass Method : Chromatic and Changing String Exercises = Lernmethode Für Kontrabass : Chronatische Übungen Und Saiten Wechsel. Paris: G. Billaudot, 1983.
  • Méthode De Contrebasse =: Double-bass Method = Lernmethode Für Kontrabass. Paris: Billaudot, 1980.

Rossi, Luigi Felice and Luigi Anglois.

  • Metodo per contrabbasso d’orchestra : Luigi Felice Rossi, Luigi Anglois. Firenze : Ducci, [18–?]

Rossi, Luigi Felice and Giorgio Anglois.

  • Metodo per il contrabbasso d’orchestra : composto da Luigi Felice Rossi … e da G. Anglois. Torino : Giudici e Strada, 1846.
  • Metodo teorico pratico per contrabasso d’orchestra : di L. F. Rossi e G. Anglois. Milano : G. Ricordi & C., [191-?]

Rowland, Alexander C.

  • Method for the English Orchestral Double Bass. London, [1876]

Ruff, Mäckie.

  • Contra Bass Schule: Für Den Modernen Bassisten. 2 vols. München: Edition Dux, 1954.

[A word “improvisieren” cited in item’s record. It may possibly belong to jazz bass methods classification? Further inquiry needed]

Savchenko, Nikolai Vasilievich.

  • Skola igri na kontrabase. Part 2. Tbilisi, 1978.
  • Skola igri na kontrabase. (Na osnove novoi aplikaturnoi sistemi). Tbilisi, 1959.

Scheicher, Stefan.

  • Ich Spiele Kontrabass: Schule. Vöcklabruck: Bassoporto, 2005.

Salles, Bernard.

  • Technique De La Contrebasse : Technique of Double-Bass : Kontrabasstechnik. Paris: G. Billaudot, 1987.

Sedelmayer, Salvatore.

  • Scuola di Contrabbasso : Studi per Contrabbasso : (1832-1833). Edited by Alessandro Loreto. Padova : Armelin Musica, 2010.

[listed on this edition as Sedelmajer with ‘j’]

Simandl, Franz.

His original method and subsequent editions listed chronologically:

  • Neuseste Methode Des Contrabassspiels. Wien: Markus Krämer, n.d.
    • I Teil: Vorbereitung zum Orchesterspiel
    • II Teil: Vorbereitung zum Konzertspiel
    • III Teil: Die hohe Schule. Eine Sammlung hervorragender Konzert-Etiiden, Konzerte und Solostiicke fiir Kb. mit Klavierbegl. 9 volumes.

Editions:
1st to 3rd edition: Markus Kramer, Wien
4th edition: C. F. Schmidt, Heilbronn 1874, 1875, 1890, 1891

4th edition reprint: Cefes, Heilbronn International (Edited by Waldo Lymann 1948)

Other editions worldwide:

  • New Method for the Double Bass, New York: C. Fischer, 1904. Download Page
  • Methods for the Double Bass. Edited and revised by James J. Vrhel. n.p.: James J. Vrhel, 1947.
  • New Method for the Double Bass. Vol. 1 from 1904 edition ; Vol. 2 edited and revised by Frederick Zimmermann. New York: C. Fischer, 1948.
  • New Method for String Bass. Edited by Waldo Lyman. 2 parts. New York: International Music Co, 1948.
  • New Method for the Double Bass: English and German. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. New York: C. Fischer, 1948. reprint, 1964.
  • New Method for String Bass. Edited by Stuart Sankey. New York: International Music, 1968.
  • New Method for the Double Bass. Revised by F. Zimmerman ; Edited and annotated by Lucas Drew. New York: C. Fischer, 1984.
  • New Method for the Double Bass. Revised by F. Zimmerman ; Edited and annotated by Lucas Drew. New York: C. Fischer, 1987.

Skornicka, Joseph E.

  • Boosey & Hawkes Instrumental Course for String-Bass. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1952.

Slama, Anton.

  • Contrabass-schule in Dreissig Leicht Fasslichen Und Gründlichen Lectionen Verfasst. Wien: Bei Tobias Haslinger, 1839.

Śliwiński, Wincenty.

  • Metodyczna Szkoła Gry na Kontrabasie. Warszawa: n.p., 1925

Starke, Alwin.

  • Schule Für Kontrabass. Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1948.

Streicher, Ludwig.

  • Mein Musizieren Auf Dem Kontrabass: Anweisungen Und Ratschläge Für Den Beginnenden Und Den Fortgeschrittenen Kontrabassisten = My Way of Playing the Double Bass : Instruction and Advice for the Beginning and Advanced Double Bassist. 5 vols. Wien: Doblinger, 1977-1980.

[vol. 1 and 2: 1977., vol. 3 and 4: 1978., vol. 5 1980]

Sturm, Wilhelm.

  • Practische Contrabass-Schule: Theil 1. Op. 19. vol. 1. Offenbach a/M: J. André, 1877.
  • Practische Contrabass-Schule: Op. 20, Studien & Uebungen. vol. 2. Offenbach a/M: Johann André, 1877.

Toshev, Todor.

  • Nachalna Shkola Za Kontrabas. 5th ed. Sofiia: Muzika, 1979.
  • Nachalna Shkola Za Kontrabas. Sofiia: Muzika, 1959.

Trautsch, Károly (Karl).

  • Contrabass-Schule. manuscript [1860]

Trumpf, Klaus.

  • Kompendium Der Kontrabass-Bogentechnik: Compendium of Bowing Techniques for the Double Bass. Leipzig: VEB Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1986.

Valls, Pedro.

  • Método para Contrabajo. manuscript, n.d.

Vance, George.

  • Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass. 3 vols. New York, NY: C. Fischer, 2000.

[vol. 2 in association with Annete Constanzi, vol. 3 in association with François Rabbath]

Vance, George, Harold Robinson, and Annette Costanzi.

  • The Bass Project Repertoire. Washington, D.C: Bass Project, 1986.

Verrimst, Victor-Frédéric.

  • Méthode de contre-basse à 4 cordes extraits de la grande méthode de Verrimst et d’après le texte de Ch. Gordon, revue et augmentée par Jules Danbé. Paris : A. Noël, [1901] – Download Page
  • Méthode De Contre-Basse À Quatre Cordes: Suivie De Vingt-Cinq Études Progressives Et D’un Concertino Avec Accompagnement De Piano. Paris: Gérard, 1865.
  • Méthode de contre-basse à 4 cordes suivie de 25 études progressives et d’un concerto avec accp.t de piano. Paris: Gérard et C.ie, [1866] – Download Page

[“Pettit Concertino” starting at p. 55]

  • Solfège du contre-bassiste, 30 gammes et 30 leçons pour la contrebasse à 4 cordes avec accompagnement d’une 2e contrebasse, op. 129. Paris: A. O’Kelly, [1885] Download Page

Vimeux, J. and Landy

  • Méthode De Contrebasse a 3 et 4 Cordes. Paris: Editions Gallet, [191-?]

[ Citation Link ]

  • Méthode De Contrebasse. Paris: Marcel Combre, [197-?]

[Most likely a reprint of the Vimeux and Landy method from the early 20th c. – see above]

Walter, David.

  • The Melodious Bass. New York: Amsco Music, 1964.

Ward, Sylvan D.

  • Rubank Elementary Method. Chicago, IL: Rubank, : Milwaukee, Wisc. : Hall Leonard, 2000.
  • Rubank Elementary Method for String Bass: Individual or Class Instruction. Chicago: Rubank, 1937.

[pending further inquiry, this method may also be classified under “Stirng Series” heading]

Ward, Sylvan D.

  • Rubank Elementary Method: String Bass : a Fundamental Course for Individual or Like-Instrument Class Instruction. Miami: Rubank, 1937.

Warnecke, Friedrich.

  • Das Studium Des Contrabass-Spiels: Nach Eigener Methode Verfasst. Hamburg: Ludwig Hoffmann, 1901.
  • Das Studium Des Kontrabass-Spiels: Nach Eigener Methode Verfasst = the Study of the Double-Bass : Written and Composed in His Original Method. Revised and Enlarged 2nd ed. Aufl. Hannover: Louis Oertel, [19–?] [1905]
  • Der Kontrabass. Teil 2. “Skizze einer neuen Methode.” Hamburg: F. Warnecke, 1909.

Watson, Nelson.

  • A Modern Method for the Double Bass. New York: Crofts, 1945.

Waud, James Pritchard.

  • Progressive Tutor For The Double Bass. London: Galliard, n.d.

[cited in Planyavsky (1984)]

Weiller, Ernest.

  • École de la contrebasse. Douze études caractéristiques pour contrebasse. Paris : Costallat, 1910.
  • Méthode Complète de Contrebasse. Paris: Editions Gallet, [191-?]

[ Citation Link ]

White, Adolphus Charles.

  • The Double-Bass. [with Scales and Exercises.]. 1st pt. London & New York, 1890.
  • The Double-Bass. [with Scales and Exercises.]. 2nd pt. London & New York, 1890.

White, Adolphus Charles, and F. A. Echlin.

  • The Double Bass. Novello’s music primers and educational series. No. 32, London: Nouvello and Co. and New York: H.W. Gray Co., 1934.

Winsel, Louis.

  • Theoretisch-praktische Auch Zum Selbstunterricht Geeignete Kontrabass-Schule: Op. 42. Hamburg: Benjamin, n.d. [1912]

Winter, Peter von.

  • Méthode de Contrebasse. Paris : J. Meissonnier, [1843] – Download Page

Wolf, Michael Barry.

  • Grundlagen Der Kontrabaß-Technik : Principles of Double Bass Technique. Mainz: Schott Musik International GmbH & Co KG, 2007.
  • Grundlagen Der Kontrabaß-Technik: Textbd. Essen: Verl. Die Blaue Eule, 1991.
  • Grundlagen Der Kontrabaß-Technik: Notenbd. Essen: Verl. Die Blaue Eule, 1991.

Zhdanov, Vasiliĭ Aleksandrovich.

  • Shkola dlja Kontrabasa. St. Petersburg, 1881.

Zimmerman, Oscar G.

  • Elementary Double-Bass Method. New York: G. Schirmer, 1939.
  • Elementary Double-Bass Method. New York: G. Schirmer, 1939, reprint, 1980.

Zimmermann, Frederick.

  • A Contemporary Concept of Bowing Technique for the Double Bass. New York: MCA Music Publishers, 1990.
  • Contemporary Concept of Bowing Technique for the Double Bass. Leonard Corporation, Hal, 1985.
  • Zimmermann, Frederick. A Contemporary Concept of Bowing Technique for the Double Bass. New York: Leeds Music Co, 1976.
  • A Contemporary Concept of Bowing Technique for the Double Bass. New York: MCA Music, 1966.
  • A Contemporary Concept of Technique for the Double Bass. New York: Leeds, 1956.

Zwyssig, Alberik.

  • Kurze Anweisung des Violons mit 4 Saiten : zu Quarten gestimmt. Manuscript. Zisterzienserinnenkloster, Frauenthal, [1830-1850] RISM Link




Bass Methods – Harmonics

The Harmonics methods are also cited (cross referenced) in the general Bass Methods (above) and the Electric Bass Methods.

Acoustic Bass:

Caimmi, Italo.

  • Il Contrabbassista Moderno : Breve sunto sullo studio teorico-pratico degli armonici. Cognizioni utili al contrabbassista d’orchestra. Milano: G. Ricordi e C., 1941.

Drew, Lucas.

  • The Notation of Harmonics for Double Bass: A Guide to the Orchestral Bass Parts of Maurice Ravel in Simplified Chart Form. Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Music Publications, 1972.

Findeisen, Theodor Albin.

  • [German title unknown], Leipzig, n.p., 1930

[cited in Flažolety při hře na kontrabas a jejich výuka by Mgr. Martin Hanák – Link]

Francesconi, Filippo.

  • Grafia degli armonici del contrabbasso. Bologna: Bongiovanni, 1972.

Gajdoš, Miloslav.

  • Technika přirozených a umělých kontrabasových flažoletů. Kroměříž: BCK, 1980.

Hellouin, Pierre.

  • Les Harmoniques a La Contrebasse: 4 et 5 Cordes = Harmonics on the Double Bass = Die Obertöne Auf Dem Kontrabass. Paris: Leduc, 1986.
  • Les Harmoniques : à la contrebasse, 4 et 5 cordes. Paris : A. Leduc, 1981.

Malarich, Rudolf.

  • Flageolett Schule für Kontrabaß in 4 Heften. Manuscript, n.d.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p.9]

Richter, Carl.

  • Flageolettschule op. 7. Leipzig: Merseburger, [n.d.]

Electric Bass:

Just Cords: The Bass Collection.

Novick, Adam.

  • Harmonics for Electric Bass. London: Amsco Publications, 1985.

Peer, Dean C. J.

  • Dean Peer’s Bass Harmonics: New Concepts and Techniques. Miami, FL: Warner Bros. Publications, 1999.
  • Harmonics for the Solo and Ensemble Bassist. Boulder, Colo. (1407 Bradley Drive, Boulder, CO 80303): High House Pub, 1987.

Sahagian, Barry.

  • Harmonics. Malden, MA: Jayne Publications, 1981



Bass Methods – Arrangements

Listed methods are derived from the pedagogy materials intended for other instruments.

Ševčik, Otakar.

  • Op. 2: Bogenstudien Für Kontrabass = School of Bowing Technique for Doublebass = Ecole Du Mécanisme De L’archet Pour Contrebasse. Edited and Arranged by Gerd Reinke. Wien: Bosworth Edition, 1996.




Bass Methods – Instruction Pieces

Carlick, Julian, and Alan Bullard.

  • Collections for Bass: Progressive Pieces for Starters : Pupil’s Book. Winchester: Oval Music Edition, 1992.

Emery, Caroline, Carol Barratt, and Rodney Slatford.

  • Bass Is Best! Yorke mini-bass book, 2 books. London: Yorke Edition, 1996.

[cited also under “Bass Methods – Instruction Pieces”]

Nelson, Sheila M, Catherine Elliott, Gerald Howard, and Adrian Thorne.

  • The Essential String Method. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1997.
  • The Essential String Method: Accompaniments, Cello/Double Bass. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 2000.

Hermanns, Don.

  • Don Hermanns’ Accompanied Rudiments Course: Double Bass. Portland, Or.: Don Hermanns, 2001.

[a manual whose purpose could not be clearly defined from the library record]




Bass Methods – Juvenile

Bornoff, George.

  • Bornoff’s Fun for Fiddle Fingers: 52 Easy Tunes for String Instruments with Piano Accompaniments. Bass. Toronto: Gordon V. Thompson, 1951.
  • Finger Patterns: A Basic Method for String Bass. Toronto, Canada: Gordon V. Thompson, 1951.

Bornoff, George, and Allen Warner.

  • Bornoff’s Patterns in Position: Bass. Toronto: G.V. Thompson, 1953.

Close, J P, and Holger Sassmannshaus.

  • Früher Anfang Auf Dem Kontrabass: Early Start on the Double Bass. Kassel: Bärenreiter, 2012.

Dehant, Jean-Loup.

  • Ma Première Année De Contrebasse. Paris: Editions Combre, 1993.

Dabczynski, Andrew H.

  • String Explorer: A Journey into the Wonders of String Playing. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, 2003.

[cited also under “Bass methods – from a String Set Series”]

Davies, John, and Paul Harris.

  • Improve Your Sight-Reading!: A Workbook for Examinations : Double Bass Grades I-V. London: Faber Music, 1990.

Davis, Richard.

  • Walking on Chords for String Bass and Tuba. USA: Sympatico Music Publishers, 1969.

Dutriez, M.

  • Méthode De Mini-Contrebasse =: Mini-double-bass Tutor = Kleinkontrabass-Schule. Paris: G. Billaudot, 1983.

Elliott, Catherine.

  • Ready Steady Go: A First Book for Young Double Bass Players. London: Bartholomew Music, 1995.

Emery, Caroline.

  • Bass Is Best. book 1. London, England: Yorke Edition, 1988.

Emery, Caroline, Carol Barratt, and Rodney Slatford.

  • Bass Is Best! Yorke mini-bass book, 2 books. London: Yorke Edition, 1996.

[cited also under “Bass Methods – Instruction Pieces”]

Grossmann, Thomas.

  • Kontrabass Abc: Schule Für Junge Und Ältere Kontrabassistinnen Und Kontrabassisten. Zürich: Hug, 2011.
  • Kontrabass Spielbuch: Vorstufe / Erweiterung : Zum Kontrabass-ABC. Zürich: Hug, 2011.

Krolick, Edward J.

  • Basic Principles of Double Bass Playing: A Report Prepared for the Menc Committee on String Instruction in the Schools. Washington, D.C: Music Educators National Conference, 1957.

Lagercrantz, Lasse.

  • Double Bass Abc. Helsinki: Fennica Gehrman, 2008.

Lillywhite, Rosalind, and Andrew Marshall.

  • Abracadabra Double Bass. London: A. & C. Black, 2005.

Reinke, Gerd.

  • Have Fun with the Double Bass: Kontrabass-schule Für Kinder + Laienmusiker = Double Bass Tutor for Kids and Amateurs. Berlin : Boosey & Hawkes, Bote & Bock, 2013.

Rhoda, Janice T.

  • The Abc’s of Bass for the Absolute Beginner to the Intermediate Student: Book 1. New York: Carl Fischer, 2003.
  • The Abc’s of Bass for the Developing Student: Book 2. New York: Carl Fischer, 2004.

Röhrs, Reinhard.

  • Der Bassbär : die Kontrabass-Schule für kleine Bassisten. Heft 1. Lilienthal : Eres-Edition, 2010.
  • Der Bassbär : die Kontrabass-Schule für kleine Bassisten. Heft 2. Lilienthal : Eres-Edition, 2011.

Rooke, Phil.

  • The Fiddlin’ Phil Strings Method: Unique, Fun, Motivational Teaching Method for Double Bass ; Level 1. Richmond, N.S.W: Fiddlin’ Phil Productions, 2008.
  • The Fiddlin’ Phil Strings Method: Level 2. Richmond, N.S.W: Fiddlin’ Phil Productions, 2011.

Scheicher, Stefan.

  • Ich Spiele Kontrabass: Schule. Vöcklabruck: Bassoporto, 2005.

Schlink, Thomas, Thomas Blomenkamp, and Dorothea Lindenberg.

  • Kontrabass!: Eine Schule Für Kinder Und Jugenliche. Wiesbaden: Breitkopf & Härtel, 2012.

Suzuki, Shinichi.

  • Suzuki Bass School. 3 vols. United States: Summy-Birchard, 2002.
  • Suzuki Bass School. 3 vols. United States: Summy-Birchard, 1993.
  • Suzuki Bass School. 3 vols. Princeton, N.J: Summy-Birchard Inc, 1991.

Thomas, Rachel.

  • The Musicol® Double Bass: A First Tutor Book for the Double Bass. Doncaster, UK: Chrasada Books, 2013.

Zahtilla, Paul.

  • Suzuki in the String Class: An Adaptation of the Teachings of Shinichi Suzuki. Evanston, Ill: Summy-Birchard, 1972.




Bass Methods – from a “String Series” Set

Allen, Michael, Robert Gillespie, and Pamela T. Hayes.

  • Essential Technique 2000 for Strings: Intermediate Technique Studies. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2004.
  • Essential Technique for Strings: Intermediate Technique Studies. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard, 1997.
  • Advanced Technique for Strings: Technique and Style Studies for String Orchestra. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard, 1997.

Allen, Michael, Robert Gillespie, Pamela T. Hayes, and John Higgins.

  • Essential Elements 2000 for Strings: A Comprehensive String Method. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2001.
  • Essential Elements for Strings: A Comprehensive String Method. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard, 1995.
  • Essential Elements for Strings: A Comprehensive String Method : Double Bass. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 1994.

Anderson, Gerald, and Robert S. Frost.

  • Solos & Etudes: Correlated with All for Strings. San Diego, CA: Neil A. Kjos, 1995.
  • All for Strings: Comprehensive String Method. San Diego, Calif: N.A. Kjos, 1985 ; 1986 ; 1990 ; 1991.

Applebaum, Samuel.

  • The Belwin String Builder: Bass. n.p., 2000. [1988?]
  • Applebaum String Method: A Conceptual Approach : Bass. Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1972.
  • The University String Builder: Bass. Rockville Centre, N.Y: Belwin, 1968.
  • String Builder, Bass: A String Class Method (for Class or Individual Instruction). Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1960.

Boch, Birgit, and Peter Boch.

  • Streicher Sind Klasse : Schule Fü̈r Streicherklassen Und Gruppenunterricht. Mainz: Schott, 2008.

Bull, Christopher, Olive Goodborn, and Richard Duckett.

  • Team Strings. Woodford Green: International Music Publications, 1993.

Dabczynski, Andrew H.

  • String Explorer: A Journey into the Wonders of String Playing. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, 2003.

[cited also under “Bass methods – Juvenile”]

DeBarry, Brungard K, Michael L. Alexander, Gerald Anderson, and Sandra Dackow.

  • Orchestra Expressions. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing Co, 2006.

Del, Borgo E. A.

  • Foundations for Strings: Developing the Sound of Success. Greensboro, N.C.: C. Alan Publications, 2008.

Dillon-Krass, Jacquelyn.

  • Strictly Strings: A Comprehensive String Method. Van Nuys, CA: Highland/Etling Pub., a division of Alfred, 1992.

Duckett, Richard, Olive Goodborn, Christopher Rogers, and Barrie C. Turner.

  • Team Strings 2: An Integrated Course for Individual, Group and Mixed Instrument Teaching. London: International Music Publications, 2002.

Erwin, Joanne H, Borgo E. A. Del, and Soon H. Newbold.

  • New Directions for Strings: A Comprehensive String Method. Fort Lauderdale, Fla: FJH Music, 2008.
  • New Directions for Strings: A Comprehensive String Method. Fort Lauderdale, Fla: FJH Music, 2006.

Erwin, Joanne H, Kathleen Horvath, Robert D. McCashin, and Brenda Mitchell.

  • A Scale in Time: Scales, Chorales, Studies, Basic Improvisation, Alternative Styles. Fort Lauderdale, FL: FJH Music, 2012.

Etling, Forest R.

  • Solo Time for Strings, Book 4: For String Class or Individual Instruction. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, 1990.
  • Solo Time for Strings: Bass. Norwalk, CA: Highland/Etling, 1983.

Fischel, Max, Aileen Bennett.

  • Gamble’s Class Method for Strings: Bass = Método Gamble Para La Enseñanza De Instrumentos De Cuerda : Bajo. Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music, 1929.

Flor, Samuel.

  • I Like to Play the Bass: A Foundation for the Beginner of Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass : for School, Group or Individual Instruction. Philadelphia: H. Elkan, 1972.

Frost, Robert S, Gerald F. Fischbach, and Wendy Barden.

  • Artistry in Strings: A Comprehensive Course of Study for Group or Private Instruction. San Diego, CA: Kjos Music Press, 2003.
  • Artistry in Strings: A Comprehensive Course of Study for Group or Private Instruction. San Diego, CA: Kjos Music Press, 2002.

Gazda, Doris, and Albert Stoutamire.

  • Spotlight on Strings: Technique and Program Music for String Orchestra and Individual Instrument. San Diego, Calif: Neil A. Kjos Music Co, 1997.

Grunow, Richard F.

  • Jump Right in: The Instrumental Series. Strings. Chicago, IL: G.I.A. Publications, 2002.

Guerrera, Anthony.

  • String Bass Method. Chicago: M.M. Cole Pub. Co, 1937.

[from the “Cole series of instrumental methods” – cited 3 volumes, thus possibly a larger work]

Herfurth, C. P.

  • Playing the String Bass. Boston: Boston Music Co, 1959.
  • A Tune a Day for String Bass: A First Book for String Bass Instruction by Individual Lessons or Class Tuition. London: Chappell, 1963.
  •  A Tune a Day for String Bass: A Book for String Bass Instruction in Group, Public School Classes or Individual Lessons. Boston: Boston Music Co, 1958.
  •  A Tune a Day for String Bass: A First Book for String Bass Instruction in Group, Public School Classes or Individual Lessons. Boston, Mass: Boston Music, 1952.
  •  A Tune a Day for String Bass. Book 1. Chappell, 1943.

Herman, Helen.

  • Bow and Strings: Bass Book Ii. New York: Belwin, 1950.

Isaac, Burton, and Melbourne E. Bay.

  • The Burton Isaac String Method: Bass. Kirkwood, Mo: Mel Bay Publications, 1965.

Isaac, Merle J.

  • Merle Isaac String Class Method. vol. 4., Bass, 2 books. Chicago: M.M. Cole, 1966.
  • Merle Isaac String Class Method for the Teaching of Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass: Instruments–separately or Together; Students-Individually or in Classes. Chicago: M.M. Cole, [1938-41]

Kievman, Louis.

  • Introduction to Strings: Programmed Instruction for the Music Educator : a Twelve Week String Course for Individual or Group Practice : Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass. Pacific Palisades, Calif: Kelton Publications, 1971.

Kjelland, James, and Jacquelyn Dillon.

  • Strictly Strings: Double Bass. Van Nuys, Ca: Highland/Etling, 1996.

Krolick, Edward J.

  • Basic Principles of Double Bass Playing: A Report Prepared for the Menc Committee on String Instruction in the Schools. Washington, D.C: Music Educators National Conference, 1957.

Lesinsky, Adam P.

  • The Rhythm Master String Bass Method: For Individual or Class Teaching of Combined Violins, Violas, ‘cellos and Basses. Chicago: Gamble Hinged Music Co, 1939.

Matesky, Ralph, and Ardelle Womack.

  • Learn to Play a Stringed Instrument!: A Method for Class or Individual Instruction. New York, NY: Alfred Music Co, 1970.

Müller, J. F., and Harold W. Rusch.

  • Müller-rusch String Method: For Class or Individual Instruction. Park Ridge, Ill: Neil A. Kjos Music, 1961. [-1967]

Rolland, Paul, and Edward Krolick.

  • Prelude to String Playing: Basic Materials and Motion Techniques for Individual or Class Instruction : Double Bass. New York: Boosey &Hawkes, 1972.
  • Prelude to String Playing: Basic Materials and Motion Techniques for Individual or Class Instruction. New York: Boosey & Hawkes, 1971.

Rolland, Paul, and Sheila Johnson.

  • Young Strings in Action: Double Bass. Farmingdale, NY: Boosey & Hawkes, 1987
  • Young Strings in Action: Paul Rolland’s Approach to String Playing, Teacher’s Book V.1. Farmingdale, N.Y: Boosey and Hawkes, 1985.

Rolland, Paul, Sheila Johnson, and Edward Krolick.

  • Young Strings in Action: Student Book, Double Bass : Paul Rolland’s Approach to String Playing. Farmingdale, N.Y: Boosey & Hawkes, 1985.

Stanton, David H.

  • The String (double) Bass. Edited by  Isaac J. Merle J. Evanston, Ill: Instrumentalist Company, 1982.
  • The String Double Bass. Evanston, Ill.: The Instrumentalist, 1965.

Vashaw, Cecile, and Julia Smith.

  • Work and Play String Method. Bass book, vol. 7-8. Bryn Mawr, Pa: Theodore Presser, 1964.

Wisniewski, Thomas J, and John M. Higgins.

  • Learning Unlimited String Program: An Orchestral & Individualized Beginning Method with Supplementary Cassette Tape, Level Two. Winona, Minn: Hal Leonard Pub. Corp, 1976.

Ward, Norman, and Richard A. Stephan.

  • Ward-stephan Beginning String Method: A String Class Method for Individual, Class, or Ensemble Instruction : Bass. Delevan, N.Y, 1976.

Zerbe, Louis E, and India M. Zerbe.

  • Zerbe’s String Art for Double Bass: A Basic Method for Class or Individual Instruction. New York: John Markert, 1964.

 

Corporate Author:

 

  • The Victor Method of Class Instruction for Band and Orchestra: Book 1. Cincinnati, Ohio: Victor Pub. Co, 1953.




Bass Methods – Popular

Belshaw, Chris.

  • I Bags the Bass. 2 vols. Sydney: Currency Press, 1997.

Elliott, Catherine, Sheila M. Nelson, Gerald Howard, and Adrian Thorne.

  • The Essential String Method: Book Three. London: Boosey & Hawkes, 1997 ; 1998 ; 2000.

[Published “in partnership with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, London”]

Gately, Earl.

  • Mel Bay‘s Beginning Bass Solos. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay, 1982.

Gately, Earl, and Melbourne E. Bay.

  • Mel Bay‘s Contemporary Bass Solos. Pacific, Mo: Mel Bay Publications, 1982.

Halahan, Guy.

  • Bagatelles Pour Contrebasse: (the First Four Positions). London: Chappell, 1961.

London, Larry.

  • Kwik Kicks: the Handbook of Double Bass Studies. Turner, OR: London Enterprises, 1991.

Rich, William M.

  • The Blue Bass Book: For Beginning Bass Players. Clarence Center, NY: Northfield Press, 1998.

Stern, Lew.

  • How to Play the Double Bass. First Step Series 24. London: Keith Prowse, 1949.

Tordini, Christopher.

  • First Lessons Upright Bass. Pacific, Mo: Mel Bay Publications, 2012.




Bass Methods – Humor

At the first sight this heading may appear as a joke, yet actually it is a real subject heading of the Library of Congress classification system. The honorary method fatured under that class is the one cited bellow.

Schmutzig, Kascha.

  • Der Completely Abridged Method Für Das Bass Und Der Oder Streich-Instrumente. Schmutzig series, no. III, Massapequa, N.Y: Cor, 1960. Record Link




Bass Methods – Jazz

Alpert, Trigger.

  • Let’s Learn to Walk: A Method for Learning the Fundamentals of “walking Bass”. Rockville Centre, N.Y: Belwin, 1966.

Alvim, Césarius.

  • Spécial Graves: Approche Du Jazz À La Contrebasse. Paris: Editions Musicales A. Leduc, 1989.

Baker, David.

  • Modal & Contemporary Patterns: For All Bass Clef Instruments. New York, N.Y. : Charles Colin, 1980.
  • Improvisational Patterns: The Bebop Era : for All Bass Clef Instruments. New York, N.Y. : Charles Colin, 1979.
  • Jazz Improvisation Method: Strings. Bloomington, IN: Frangipani Press, 1976.

[an interesting manual – designed for jazz instruction of both “cello and bass viol”]

Baker, David, and Jamey Aebersold.

  • Bebop Jazz Solos: Bass Clef Instruments. New Albany, Ind: Jamey Aebersold, 1981.

Berryman, Lew.

  • Intonation Plus: A Comprehensive Method for the Jazz Double Bass Player. Milwaukee, WI: Houston Pub. Inc, : Hal Leonard Corp., 1997.

Brown, Ray.

  • Ray Brown’s Bass Method. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard Corp, 1999.

Busch, Sigi.

  • Jazz Bass Compendium. Germany?: Advance Music, 1995.
  • Jazz Bass Compendium. Rottenburg, West Germany: Advance Music, 1984.

Candido, Candy.

  • Candy’s Slap Bass Method. Chicago: M.M. Cole Pub. Co, 1937.

Carter, Ron.

  • Building Jazz Bass Lines: A Compendium of Techniques for Great Jazz Bass Lines : Includes Play-Along Cd Featuring Ron Carter. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard Corp, 1998.

Clayton, John.

  • Big Band Bass: A Guide to the Essentials for Double Bass and Electric Bass. Miami, Fla: Studio 224, CPP Belwin, Inc, 1978.
  • Big Band Bass: A Guide to the Essentials for Double Bass and Electric Bass. Hialeah, FL: Columbia Pictures Publications, 1978.

Christiansen, Corey, and Tamara Danielsson.

  • In the Style of Cannonball Adderley. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay, 2002.

Curtis, William H.

  • A Modern Method for String Bass. Boston, Mass: Berklee Press, 1959.

Fischer, John.

  • Anleitung Zur Improvisation Fü̈r Bass. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1967.

Fuqua, Ed, Michael Zisman, and Chuck Sher.

  • Walking Bassics: The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing. Petaluma, CA: Sher Music Co, 2007.

Gately, Earl, and Melbourne E. Bay.

  • Mel Bay‘s Bass Improvising for Upright or Electric. Pacific, Mo: Mel Bay Publications, 1979.

[cited also in Bass Methods – Electric Bass]

Gertz, Bruce.

  • Mastering the Bass: A Comprehensive Method for Electric and Upright Bass. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay, 2001.

[cited also in Bass Methods – Electric Bass]

  • Walkin: Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lines to Standard Chord Progressions. Melrose, MA: Bruce Gertz Music, 1982.

[cited also in Bass Methods – Electric Bass]

Goldsby, John.

  • Bass Notes for Acoustic and Electric Bass: Transcriptions and Analysis of Jazz Bass Lines. Long Island City, NY: Bass Lion Enterprise, 1992.

[cited also under “Bass Methods – Electric Bass”]

  • Bowing Techniques for the Improvising Bassist. Long Island City, NY: Bass Lion Enterprise, 1990.

Gourlay, Rob.

  • Walking in the Footsteps Of-Paul Chambers. S.l.: Rob Gourlay, 2003.

Hermanns, Don.

  • Don Hermanns’ Accompanied Rudiments Course. Portland, Or: D. Hermanns, 1994.

[unclear if the “accomapnied rudiments” may imply jazz or something else]

Hertl, František, and Vladimir Hora.

  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas V Jazzových a Tanečních Souborech: = Schule Für Kontrabass in Jazz und Tanzorchestern. 2nd ed. [?] Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1969.

[cited also under Bass Methods]

  • Škola Hry Na Kontrabas V Jazzových a Tanečních Souborech: = Schule Für Kontrabass in Jazz und Tanzorchestern. Praha: Státni hudební vydavatelství, 1965.

[cited also under Bass Methods]

Jones, Sam, and Rob Gourlay.

  • Walking in the Footsteps of … Sam Jones. S.l.: Rob Gourlay, 2004.

McKee, Andy.

  • Jazz Bass on Top: A Guide to Left-Hand Technique. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2011.

Minvielle-Sébastia, Pierre.

  • Contrebasse Jazz: Guide Pratique D’accompagnement Des Standards Et Des Chansons = Jazz for the Bass : a Practical Guide for Accompanying Standards and Songs. Paris: Gérard Billaudot, 2000.

Mintzer, Bob.

  • 14 Jazz & Funk Etudes: For Bass Clef Instruments (trombone, Electric Bass, String Bass, Tuba). S.l.: Mintzer Music, 1995.

Moore, Michael, and Clem DeRosa.

  • The Michael Moore Bass Method. S.l.: Advance music, 2002.

[cited also under standard Bass Methods]

Pettiford, Oscar, and Erik Moseholm.

  • Jazz Bass Facing. København: W. Hansen Musik, 1962.

Pliskow, Dan.

  • Jazz Bass Lines. Royal Oak, MI: D. Pliskow, 1977.

Reid, Rufus.

  • The Evolving Bassist: A Comprehensive Method in Developing a Total Musical Concept for the Aspiring Jazz Bass Player. Teaneck, N.J: Myriad Ltd, 2000.
  • The Evolving Bassist: An Aid in Developing a Total Musical Concept for the Double Bass and the Electric Bass = Eine Anleitung Zur Entwicklung Eines Musikalischen Gesamtkonzepts Für Kontrabass Und Elektrobass. Teaneck, N.J: Myriad, 1983.

[first edition in 1974]

  • Evolving Upward Bass Book Ii. Teaneck, NJ: Myriad Limited, 1977.

Richmond, Mike.

  • Modern Walking Bass Technique. Englewood, N.J.: Ped Xing Music, 1983.

Rosiér, Keith.

  • Jump ‘n’ Blues Bass: Essential Jump/swing & Modern Blues Bass Lines for Electric and Upright Players. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard, 1997, 1998.

[cited also under Bass Methods – Electic Bass]

Ruff, Mäckie

  • Contra Bass Schule: Für Den Modernen Bassisten. 2 vols. München: Edition Dux, 1954.
  • Contrabass-schule Für Den Modernen Bassisten. 2 vols. München: Türk, 1954.

Sher, Chuck.

  • The Improvisor’s Bass Method / Chuck Sher. San Francisco, CA: Sher Music Co, 1979.
  • The Improviser’s Bass Method: For Electric & Acoustic Bass. San Francisco, CA: Sher Music Co, 1979.

Sher, Chuck, and Marc Johnson.

  • Concepts for Bass Soloing. Petaluma, CA: Sher Music, 1993.

Snidero, Jim, Dennis Irwin, Mike LeDonne, Kenny Washington, Jim Snidero, Walt Weiskopf, and Joe Magnarelli.

  • Jazz Conception: 21 Complete Transcriptions As Played by Dennis Irwin + 21 Lead Sheets : Bass Lines. Germany?: Advance Music, 1999.

Snidero, Jim, Paul Gill, David Hazeltine, Jim Snidero, Kenny Washington, Eric Alexander, Ryan Kisor, Slide Hampton, and Joe Cohn.

  • Easy Jazz Conception: Bass Lines. Germany?: Advance Music, 2000.

Weigert, Dave.

  • Jazz Workshop for Bass and Drums: How to Play in Bands. Rottenburg N., Germany: Advance Music, 1996.

Yaffey, Carl.

  • A Bass Player’s Guide to Jamming. Pacific, Mo: Mel Bay Publications, 2006.




Bass Methods – Jazz – Latin

Laszlo, Bert, and Mark Snyder.

  • Latin Bass: Contemporary Bass Lines and Music for the Modern Bass Player. Bryn Mawr, Pa: T. Presser, 1982.

Puerto, Carlos , Silvio Vergara, Chuck Sher, and Rebeca Mauleón.

  • The True Cuban Bass : El Verdadero Bajo Cubano. Petaluma, CA: Sher Music Co, 1994.

Stagñaro, Oscar.

  • The Latin Bass Book: A Practical Guide. Petaluma, CA: Sher Music, 2001.




Bass Methods – Jazz – Latin – Salsa

Moore, Kevin.

  • Beyond Salsa Bass: The Cuban Timba Revolution. Santa Cruz, CA: K. Moore, 2013.




Bass Methods – Jazz – Popular

Anderson, Tom.

  • I Walk the Line: Creating a Bass Line for the Beginning Jazz, Big Band Bass Player. Lebanon, IN: Houston, 1994.

Berg, Shelly.

  • Rhythm Section Workshop: For Jazz Directors. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Publishing, 2005.

[Brubeck, Dave].

  • Brubeck & More: 9 Jazz Standards. Van Nuys, Calif.: Alfred, 2010.

Coolman, Todd.

  • The Bottom Line: The Ultimate Bass Line Book. New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, 2007.

Gately, Earl.

  • Mel Bay‘s Rock/jazz Solos for Bass. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay, 1982.

Goodwin, Gordon L.

  • The Music of Gordon Goodwin: 9 Big Phat Band Classics. Van Nuys, Calif: Alfred, 2010.

Houghton, Steve, and Tom Warrington.

  • Essential Styles: For the Drummer and Bassist ; a Cross Section of Styles As Played by Today’s Top Artists. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Pub. Co, 1990.

Magnusson, Bob.

  • The Art of Walking Bass. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard Corp, 1999.




Bass Methods – Country / Folk

Alterman, Ned, and Richie Mintz.

  • Bluegrass Bass. New York: Oak Publications, 1977.

Buckey, Jay.

  • Bluegrass Bass: Beginning to Professional Arrangements for Upright and Bass Guitar That Simulate Playing in a Real Bluegrass Band : Includes Tablature. Las Vegas, Nev.: Buckey Music, 2008.

[cited also under “Bass Methods – Electric Bass”]

Eliot, Lee.

  • Bluegrass & Country Bass Fiddle Method. Decatur, Ala: Bluegrass Music Time Productions, 1976.

Friedman, Jay.

  • Country Electric Bass. Reseda, Calif: Lucky 1, 1979.

Gately, Earl.

  • Mel Bay’s Learn to Play Bluegrass Bass. Pacific, Mo: Mel Bay Publications, 1979.

Neuman, Fred W.

  • Bluegrass, Country, and Folk Bass: (instructions for Playing String and Electric Bass by Ear). Midland, MI: s.n., 1977.

Rooke, Phil.

  • Folk Music Set: Celtic. Richmond, N.S.W: Fiddlin’ Phil Productions, 2008.

Rosiér, Keith.

  • The Lost Art of Country Bass: An Inside Look at Country Bass for Electric and Upright Players. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard Pub. Corp, 1997.




Bass Methods – Electric Bass

Buckey, Jay.

  • Bluegrass Bass: Beginning to Professional Arrangements for Upright and Bass Guitar That Simulate Playing in a Real Bluegrass Band : Includes Tablature. Las Vegas, Nev.: Buckey Music, 2008.

[cited also in “Bass Methods – Country / Folk”]

Gardner, Bert.

  • Bert Gardner’s Complete Course for Electric Bass. United States: Music Exploitation Enterprises, 1957.

Gately, Earl, and Melbourne E. Bay.

  • Mel Bay‘s Bass Improvising for Upright or Electric. Pacific, Mo: Mel Bay Publications, 1979.

[cited also in Bass Methods – Jazz]

Gertz, Bruce.

  • Mastering the Bass: A Comprehensive Method for Electric and Upright Bass. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay, 2003.
  • Mastering the Bass: A Comprehensive Method for Electric and Upright Bass. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay, 2001.
  • Walkin: Intermediate to Advanced Bass Lines to Standard Chord Progressions. Melrose, MA: Bruce Gertz Music, 1982.

[cited also in Bass Methods – Jazz]

Goldsby, John.

  • Bass Notes for Acoustic and Electric Bass: Transcriptions and Analysis of Jazz Bass Lines. Long Island City, NY: Bass Lion Enterprise, 1992.

[cited also in “Bass Methods – Jazz”]

Hammick, Valda.

  • Electric Bass Technique. (2 vols. ?) North Hollywood, CA: Salena Pub. Co, 1978.
  • Electric Bass Technique. New York: Gwyn Publishing, 1975.
  • Electric Bass Technique. Sherman Oaks, Calif: Gwyn Pub. Co, 1975.

Novick, Adam.

  • Harmonics for Electric Bass. London: Amsco Publications, 1985.

Peer, Dean.

  • Dean Peer’s Bass Harmonics: New Concepts and Techniques. Miami, FL: Warner Bros. Publications, 1999.
  • Harmonics for the Solo and Ensemble Bassist. Boulder, Colo. (1407 Bradley Drive, Boulder, CO 80303: High House Pub, 1987.

[appears to be written for an electric bass player?]

Quartieri, Leo.

  • Bassando : metodo per basso elettrico e contrabbasso con elementi di armonia moderna. Ripalimosani : Arti grafiche la regione, stampa 2007.

[cited also under Bass Methods]

Quinn, Karyn.

  • Bass Sessions: Comprehensive Method for Individual or Group Study. San Diego, Calif: N.A. Kjos Music Co, 1990.

Rosiér, Keith.

  • Jump ‘n’ Blues Bass: Essential Jump/swing & Modern Blues Bass Lines for Electric and Upright Players. Milwaukee: Hal Leonard, 1997, 1998.

[cited also under Bass Methods – Electic Bass]

Sahagian, Barry.

  • Harmonics. Malden, MA: Jayne Publications, 1981.

[Subject: Bass Guitar — Harmonics]




Bass Methods – Electric Bass – Rock

Appleman, Rich, and John Repucci.

  • Bass: Get Your Band Together. Boston, MA: Berklee Press, 2001.




Bass Methods – Electric Bass – Funk Fusion

Liebman, Jon.

  • Funk Fusion Bass: The Best Single Source for Mastering the Two-Finger Technique. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard Pub. Corp, 1996.




Bass Methods – Electric Bass – Latin – Salsa

Moore, Kevin.

  • Beyond Salsa Bass: The Cuban Timba Revolution. Santa Cruz, CA: K. Moore, 2013.




Bass Methods – Electric Bass – Popular

Carroll, Frank.

  • Easy Electric Bass: A Legitimate Approach. Edited by Carol Kaye. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred Pub. Co, 1986.
  • Easy Electric Bass: A Legitimate Approach ; Easy Scales – Etudes ; Basic to Advanced. Edited by Carol Kaye. New York: Gwyn Publishing, 1971.

Berg, Kris.

  • Bass Lines in Minutes: An Easy Method for Creating Bass Lines. Lebanon, Ind: Houston Pub, 1993.

Caruso, Mike.

  • The Natural Approach to Guitar (and Bass). Purdys, N.Y: Tri-Art Productions, 1990.

[a method that is difficult to classify since the “guitar” is the main subject, while the “bass” may be the electric or the upright type]

Drew, Lucas, and Jim Progris.

  • Basic Electric Bass: A Modern Method for All Models. vol. 1-2 edited by Frank Carroll. 5 volumes. Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Music Publications; sole agent: S. Fox, New York, 1972.

Gately, Earl.

  • Mel Bay‘s Rock/jazz Solos for Bass. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay, 1982.

Houghton, Steve, and Tom Warrington.

  • Essential Styles: For the Drummer and Bassist : a Cross Section of Styles As Played by Today’s Top Artists : Book Two. Van Nuys, CA: Alfred, 1992.

Overthrow, David, and Tim Ferguson.

  • The Total Jazz Bassist: A Fun and Comprehensive Overview of Jazz Bass Playing. Van Nuys, Calif: Alfred, 2007.

Sher, Chuck.

  • The Improvisor’s Bass Method / Chuck Sher. San Francisco, CA: Sher Music Co, 1979.

Steinel, Mike, and Michael Sweeney.

  • Essential Elements for Jazz Ensemble: A Comprehensive Method for Jazz Style and Improvisation : Bass. Milwaukee, WI: H. Leonard Corp, 2000.

Warrington, Tom.

  • Crawl Before You Walk: A Beginner’s Method for Creating Powerful Walking Bass Lines. Van Nuys: Alfred, 1999.




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