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"Etudes" for DOUBLEBASS

Allen, Gene T.

  • Intermediate Studies for the Double Bass Player. D.A. Thesis, Ball State University, 1981.

[although in Thesis format, this work features the bass studies (etudes)]

Ameller, André.

  • Dix Études Progressives pour Contrebasse. Paris: M. Combre, 1987.

Bagovska, Petya.

  • Double Bass Studies. n.p., 1998

[citation source Link]

Bartoli, Tito.

  • 20 Studi per Contrabbasso. 2 vols. n.p., [19–]

Battioni, Tullo.

  • 27 Studi per Contrabasso. Milano : Alessandro Pigna, [189-]
  • 27 Studi per Contrabasso. As part of the Metodo per contrabasso / di Tullo Battioni. Milano : G. Ricordi, [19–]
  • 31 Esercizi per le sette posizioni del Contrabbasso. Ricordi.

[cited in Planyavsky (1984) p. 720]

  • Trentasei (36) studi per contrabbasso : resi e diteggiati modernamente per contrabbasso a 4 corde da Isaia Bille’ . Milano : G. Ricordi e C. Edit. Tip., 1932.

Bech, Václav.

  • Technische Studien. : für Kontrabas : Tonleitern, Stricharten und gebroschene Moll-Accorde / Tl. 1, Harmonische Moll. Leipzig : Zimmermann, [1915?]

Belletti, Luigi.

  • Diciotto Studi per Contrabasso / Composti dal Professor Luigi Belletti di Cesena. Milano : Francesco Lucca, [1829]

Billé, Isaia.

  • Sei Studii Caratteristici: Per Contrabbasso a 4 Corde. Milano: G. Ricordi, 1927.
  • 6 [i.e. Sei] Studi Caratteristici Per Contrabbasso a 4 Corde =: 6 Characteristic Studies for Double-Bass of W. 4 Strings. Milan: Ricordi, 1956.
  • 12 Studies in Different Styles for Double Bass. Philadelphia: Elkan-Vogel, 1948.
  • 18 [i.e., Diciotto] Studi in Tutti I Toni Per Contrabbasso D’orchestra a 4 E 5 Corde =: 18 Studies in All Keys for 4 and 5 Stringed Double Bass. Milan: Ricordi, 1949.
  • 18 [i.e. Diciotto] Studi in Tutti I Toni Per Contrabbasso D’orchestra a 4 E 5 Corde =: 18 Studies in All Keys for 4 and 5 Stringed Double Bass. Milan: Ricordi, 1968.
  • 18 Studi in Tutti I Toni: Per Contrabbasso D’orchestra a 4 E 5 Corde = 18 Études Dans Tous Les Tons : Pour Contrebasse D’orchestre À 4 Et 5 Cordes = 18 Studies in All Keys : for 4 and 5 Stringed Double-Bass. Milano: Ricordi, 1973.
  • 18 Studi in Tutti I Toni: Per Contrabbasso D’orchestra a 4 E 5 Cordi = 18 Études Dans Tous Les Tons : Pour Contrebasse D’orchestre À 4 Et 5 Cordes = 18 Studies in All Keys : for 4 and 5 Stringed Double-Bass = 18 Etüden in Allen Tonarten : Für Orchester-Kontrabass Mit 4 Und 5 Saiten. Milano: Ricordi, 1982.

[1949 edition reprint]

  • 18 Studi in Tutti I Toni Per Contrabbasso D’orchestra a 4 E 5 Corde. Milano: Ricordi, 1992.

[1949 edition reprint]

  • 18 Studi in Tutti I Toni: Per Contrabbasso D’orchestra a 4 E 5 Corde = 18 Études Dans Tous Les Tons : Pour Contrebasse D’orchestre À 4 Et 5 Cordes = 18 Studies in All Keys : for 4 and 5 Stringed Double-Bass = 18 Etüden in Allen Tonarten : Für Orchester-Kontrabasse Mit 4 Und 5 Saiten = 18 Estudios En Todos Los Tonos : Para Contrabajo De Orquesta De 4 Y 5 Cuerdas. Milano: Ricordi, 2000.

[1949 edition reprint]

  • 18 Studi in Tutti I Toni: Per Contrabbasso D’orchestra a 4 E 5 Corde = 18 Études Dans Tous Les Tons : Pour Contrebasse D’orchestre À 4 Et 5 Cordes = 18 Studies in All Keys : for 4 and 5 Stringed Double-Bass = 18 Etüden in Allen Tonarten : Für Orchester-Kontrabass Mit 4 Und 5 Saiten. Milano: Ricordi, 2009.

[1949 edition reprint]

  • 21 Piccoli Studi Melodici: In Tutti I Toni : Per Contrabbasso. Milano: Ricordi, 1927.
  • 24 [i.e. Venti-Quattro] Studi-Capricci: Per Contrabbasso a 4 Corde = 24 Études-Caprices : Pour Contrebasse À 4 Cordes = 24 Studies-Caprices for : 4 Strings Double Bass = 24 Etüden-Capricen : Für Kontrabass Zu 4 Saiten = 24 Estudios-Caprichos : Para Contrabajo a 4 Cuerdas. Milano: Ricordi, 1921.
  • 24 [i.e. Ventquattro] Studi-Capricci Per Contrabbasso a 4 Corde =: 24 Studies-Caprices for 4 Strings Double Bass. Milan: Ricordi, 1955.
  • 24 Studi-Capricci: Per Contrabasso a 4 Corde. Milano: G. Ricordi, 1971.

Bottesini, Giovanni.

  • 24 Exercises for Double Bass. Edited by H. Samuel Sterling. London: Stainer & Bell, 1997.
  • 24 Exercises for Double Bass. Edited by H. Samuel Sterling. London: Stainer & Bell, 1953.
  • 24 Exercises for the Double Bass: (orchestral). London: Augener, 1953.
  • Trentasei Studi per Contrabbasso Estratti dalla 1. Parte del Metodo. Milano : Ricordi, 1936.

Boersma, Kees.

  • Double Bass: Technical Work. Melbourne, Victoria : Australian Music Examinations Board, Cheltenham, Victoria : Hal Leonard Australia Pty. Ltd., 2013.

Bozza, Eugene.

  • Huit Etudes Pour Contrebasse =: Eight Studies for Double-Bass. Paris: Leduc, 1976.

Bradetich, Jeff.

  • Technical Exercises. Chicago: Ovation Press, n.d.

[cited in Grodner (2000) p. 13]

Branch, Harold.

  • Bass Violin. Plainview, N.Y: H. Branch, 1976.

Breuer, Paul.

  • Studien Für Kontrabass: Progressiv Nach Schwierigkeitsgrad Methodisch Geordnet = Studies for Double Bass : Methodically Arranged Progressively According to Degree of Difficulty. 3 vols. Köln: Hans Gerig, 1975.

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. Vol 2. New York: C. Fischer, 1881. Online View
  • Thirty-one Easy Exercises for the Contra Bass. A Collection of Light Studies in the Major and Minor Keys. Expressly Adapted for the Young Student. Boston: Thompson & Odell, 1882 Online View

Caimmi, Italo.

  • La Tecnica Superiore Del Contrabbasso: Venti Studi. Milano: G. Ricordi, 1924.
  • La Tecnica Superiore Del Contrabbasso: 20 Studi = Technique Superieure De La Contrebasse : 20 Études = Advanced Technique of the Double-Bass : 20 Studies = Die Höhere Technik Des Kontrabasses : 20 Studien = La Tecnica Superior Del Contrabajo : 20 Estudios. Milano: G. Ricordi & C, 1954.
  • La Tecnica Superiore Del Contrabbasso: 20 Studi = Technique Superieure De La Contrebasse : 20 Études = Advanced Technique of the Double-Bass : 20 Studies. Milano: G. Ricordi, 1979.
  • La Tecnica Superiore Del Contrabbasso: 20 Studi. Milano: Ricordi, 1995.

Campostrini, Gustavo.

  • Esercizi di Contrabasso / del / Maestro Campostrini.

[unclear if this item is a method or an exercise collection ; cited only as by Campostrini without a first name ; see also Campostrini, Gustavo in Methods Page]

[located in Biblioteca del Conservatorio Statale di Musica Niccolò Piccinni – Bari – BA – [collocazione] Q – III – 7.13]

Cannonieri, Arturo.

  • Studi di Concerto per Contrabasso a Tre Corde. Milano : F. Lucca, 1885.
  • 12 Studi Di Concerto Per Contrabasso: A Tre Corde. Milano: G. Ricordi, [18–?]

[also cited under “Etudes – Concert”]

[dedicated to Luigi Negri]

Černý, František (1861-1940)

  • Etudes-Caprices Contrebasse. Prag: Edition Neubert, 1927

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 3]

  • 30 Etudes Caprices: Contrabbasso. Praha: Stání Hudební Vydavatelslví, 1961.
  • T́echnické Studie: Pro Kontrabas = Technische Studien Für Kontrabass. 4th ed. Praha: Bärenreiter, 2004.
  • T́echnické Studie: Pro Kontrabas = Technische Studien Für Kontrabass. 3rd ed. Praha: Supraphon, 1983.
  • Technické Studie Pro Kontrabas =: Technische Studien Für Kontrabass. 2nd ed. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1979.
  • Technické Studie Pro Kontrabas =: Technische Studien Für Kontrabass. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1968.

[original edition deduced from the record of the second edition which indicates 1968 as the year of original publication]

Chiampan, Torquato.

  • 14 Studi per Contrabasso. Venezia, Proprieta del Civico Conservatorio Musicale Benedetto Marcelo, [19–]
  • Douze Études Pour La Contrabasse. Paris: M. Eschig, 1932.

Childs, Barney

• see “Etudes – Collections”

Claisse, Charles.

  • Technique du Pouce pour Contrebasse. Paris : Combre, 2005.

Cruft, Eugene.

  • Double Bass Scales and Arpeggios & Specimen Sight-Reading Tests. Edited by Adrian Cruft. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1981.

Cucchiara, Carlo.

  • La Mano Sinistra: la Posizione : Esercizi Giornalieri per l’Impostazione e il Mantenimento : per Contrabasso. Villarosa : Edizioni musicali, [2001]

Cuneo, Angelo F.

  • 12 Studi Per Contrabasso a 4 Corde. Milano: Carisch & Jänischen, 1913.
  • 12 Studi Per Contrabasso a 4 Corde. Milano: Carisch, 1963.
  • 32 Esercizi E Studi: Per Lettura a Prima Vista : Per Contrabbasso a 4 Corde, Op. 114 = 32 Exercices Et Études : Pour La Lecture a Première Vue : Sur La Contrebasse À 4 Cordes = 32 Exercises and Studies : for Sight Reading : for Double Bass of 4 Strings. Milano: G. Ricordi, 1925.

Dall’Aglio, Artemio.

  • 16 Esercizi : Estratti dal Metodo per Contrabasso a 4 Corde. Milano : Fantuzzi, [19–]

Dall’Olio, Giuseppe.

  • Giuseppe Dall’Olio Professeur Contrebassiste di / Conservatorio di Bologna Italia / La Croce. n.p: : Sgarbi, [1801-1810]

[most likely an autograph of an early method or a studies collection ; the library record indicates “Titolo Paralelo: Studi per contrabbasso” ; located in Biblioteca dell’Accademia filarmonica – Bologna – BO – (fondo/collocazione) Fondo antico FA1 3836 ; also “Segnatura: BO0346 Fondo antico FA1 3836”]

Dauthage, Max.

  • 20 Melodische Übungsstücke: Für Kontrabass Mit Klavierbegleitung. Wien [et al.]: Universal-Ed, 1911.
  • Schule Des Virtuosen Zur Anwendung Im Orchesterspiel: Teil 1 Tägliche Übungen : 240 Technische Fingerstudien in Allen Dur Und Moll-Tonarten Für Den Kontrabasszur Erlangung Und Erhaltung Der Höchsten Fertigkeiten. Wien: Josef Eberle, 1911.

Dereul, Lucien

• see “Etudes – Arranged” under Kreutzer, Rodolphe and Federigo Fiorillo.

Dixson, Arthur.

  • Double Bass Studies. Brisbane?: s.n, 1970.

Dragonetti, Domenico.

  • 5 Studi per Contrabasso. Edited by Emilio Salza. Milano: Carisch, 1938.
  • Five Studies for Double Bass. Edited by Emilio Salza. Milan : Carisch ; New York : Mills Music, 1938.
  • 5 Studi per Contrabbasso. Edited by Emilio Salza. Milano: Carisch S.p.A, 1961.
  • The Celebrated Study in C Major: To Be Played Throughout on the Three Upper Strings Only. Edited by by Raymond Elgar. St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, England: Raymond Elgar, 1969.

Drew, Lucas.

  • 12 Miniature Intonation Studies (on Each Note of the Chromatic Scale): For Solo Double Bass. Boca Raton, Fla.: Masters Music Publications, 2004.
  •  77 Baroque Basslines: For Double Bass (cello or Viola Da Gamba). Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Music Publications, 1974.
  • The Etude Book for Double Bassists. Boca Raton, Fla: Masters Music Publications, 1997.
  • Two Warm-Up Studies: For Solo Double Bass. Boca Raton, Fla.: St. Francis Music Publications, 2002.

Dufresne, Gaston.

  • Develop Sight Reading: Complete Vol. 1 & 2 for All Bass Clef Instruments. Edited by Roger Louis Viosin. Reprint? New York, NY: C. Colin Music, [2000]
  • Develop Sight Reading: For All Bass Clef Instruments. Edited by Roger Louis Viosin. New York, N.Y: C. Colin, 1972.
  • Develop Sight Reading: For All Bass Clef Instruments. Edited by Roger Louis Viosin. New York: C. Colin, 1954.

Erb, Donald.

• see “Etudes – Collections”

Evans, Arn.

  • The Creative Bass Book. Hialeah, Fla: Studio, 1984.

[library record classed as “Studies and Exercises”]

Falanga, Anthony.

  • You Have to Exercise. n.p, 1970.

[inscribed to David Walter by composer ; unclear if this is a didactic or a concert work]

Ferraris, Benito.

  • Esercizi per lo Studio Delle Note Doppie : per Contrabbasso. Milano : Ricordi, 1970.

Findeisen, Theodor Albin.

  • 25 Technische Studien : op. 14. Bad Aibling : CEFES – C. F. Schmidt, 2014.
  • 25 Technical Studies: Opus 14, for String Bass. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. New York City: International Music Co, 1957.
  • 25 Grosse Technische Studien für Kb. Durch alle Tonarten zur Einführung in die Moderne Rhythmik, Harmonik und Vortragsweise. C. F. Schmidt, n.p., n.d.

[cited in Planyavsky (1984) p. 721]

Franceschini, Marco.

  • 18 Studi per Contrabasso. Salies des Bearn: Autograph [1891-1900]

[located in Biblioteca dell’Accademia filarmonica – Bologna – BO – (fondo/collocazione) Fondo antico FA1 3835]

Fryba, Hans.

• See “Etudes – Concert & Solo” and “Etudes – with Piano”

Gadziński, Wiktor.

  • Wybór Etiud Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1984.
  • Wybór Etiud Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1973.
  • Wybór Etiud Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1972.
  • Wybór Etiud Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1971.
  • Wybór Etiud Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, [1964]
  • Wybór Etiud Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, [1963]

Gajdoš, Miloslav.

  • Selected Works for Bass: Capriccios, Solos, and Reflexes. Bryn Mawr, Pa: T. Presser, 1999.

[cited also under “Etudes – Concert”]

Gale, Thomas B.

  • Melodic Foundation Studies: For the Double Bass. Cincinnati, Ohio: Liben Music Publishers, 1989.
  • Practical Studies for the Double Bass. Huntsville, AL: Thomas B. Gale, 2001.
  • Practical Studies for Double Bass. Huntsville, AL (501 Monte Sano Blvd., Huntsville, AL 35801: T.B. Gale, 1995.
  • Thomas B. Gale’s Triangulation of Fingering Systems for Double Bass. Lubbock, Texas: American School of Double Bass, [2010]

[Formerly: Technical foundation studies. v. 1 & 2]

  • Technical Foundation Studies for the Double Bass. 2nd ed. Huntsville, AL: Thomas B. Gale, 2001.
  • Technical Foundation Studies for Double Bass. Huntsville, AL: T.B. Gale, 2000.
  • Technical Foundation Studies for Double Bass. Huntsville, AL: T.B. Gale?, 1991.

Gallignani, Guido.

  • 10 Piccoli Studi Per Contrabbasso: Per L’introduzione a La Tecnica Superiore. Manuscript, [19–]
  • 24 Studi Melodici: Per Contrabbasso. Milano: Edizioni Curci, 1961.

Gazda, Doris.

  • High Tech for Strings, Bass: Technical Studies and Solo Literature for String Orchestra and Individual Study. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, 2000.

Geißel, Johann.

  • Konzertetüden. Manuscript, n.p., n.d.

[cited in Warnecke (1909) p. 92]

• See also “Etudes – with Piano” for extant editions

Gouffé, Archille H. V.

  • 12 Exrcises Dans Tous Les Tons Pour Contrebasse Seule. Paris: Richault et Cie, n.d.
  • [Gouffé, Arthur. (Achille?)] Douze Exercices Dans Tous Les Tons. Paris: Editions Costallat, n.d.
  • Quarante Cinq Études: De Divers Auteurs : Pour Contrebasse. Paris: Éditions Billaudot, [19–]

[Includes études by Dusseck, Duport, Dotzauer, Verrimst, Merk, Kreutzer, J.S. Bach, Fiorillo and Tartini]

  • 45 [i.e. Quarante-Cinq] Études De Divers Auteurs: [pour Contrebasse] = 45 Studies by Various Composers. Revision and Fingerings by Jean M. Rollez. Paris: G. Billaudot, 1983.
  • 45 [i.e. Quarante-Cinq] Études De Divers Auteurs: [pour Contrebasse] = 45 Studies by Various Composers. Revision and Fingerings by Jean M. Rollez. Paris: G. Billaudot, 1982.
  • 45 Études de divers auteurs. Paris : G. Billaudot, 1982.

• See also under “Etudes – Arranged author Baillot, Pierre ; editor Achille Gouffé

• See also under “Etudes – Duos” author Gouffé, Achille

 –

Gregora, Franz.

• See “Etudes – with Piano”

 –

Guglielmi, Giordano Giuseppe.

  • Studi Moderni Per Contrabbasso. 3 vols. Milano: Edizioni Curci, 1986.

[vol. 1. course 1-3 ; vol. 2. course 4-5 ; vol. 3. course 6-7]

  • Esercizi Studi Moderni Per Contrabbasso. Milano: Edizioni Curci, 1977

[vol. 1. course 1-3 ; vol. 2. course 4-5 ; vol. 3. course 6-7]

  • Studi Superiori Di Contrabbasso: Scale – Esercizi – Studi (VIII e IX Corso) = Higher Studies of Double Bass : Scales – Exercises – Studies (VIII and IX Course). Ancona: Bèrben Edizioni Musicali, 1992.

[cited also in Scales & Arpeggios]

Hause, Wenzel.

  • Fortsetzung Der Vorzüglichen Übungen Für Den Contrabass. Prag: Marco Berra, [18–]
  • Fortsetzung Der Vorzüglichen Uibungen Für Den Contrabass. Prag: Joh. Hoffmann’s Wwe, [19–]

[cited in Hehenberger – 2 citations p. 6 Full title: Studienwerken für den Contrabass von W. Hause. 48 Übungen für den Contrabass als Praktischer Supplement-Anhang zum 3. Theil der Contrabass-Schule.]

  • Quatre-vingt Seize Études Progressives Pour La Contrebasse =: Ninety-six Progressive Studies : Double-Bass = Sechs Und Neunzig Progressive Etüden : Kontrabass = Novanta Sei Studi Progressivi : Contrabasso. Paris: Editions M.-R. Braun, [1900]
  • Dreissig Etüden: Für Tiefe Instrumente (kontrabass-Posaune-Fagott). Edited by and Heinz Herrmann. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1956.
  • Dreissig Etüden: Für Fagott (posaune, Bariton). Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister Musikverlag, 1998.
  • 96 Progressive Studies for the String Bass. New York, N.Y: Kalmus, [1960]

Hellouin, Pierre.

  • Les Coups D’archet À La Contrebasse =: Bowing for the Contrabass = Bogdenführung Auf Dem Kontrabass. Paris: A. Leduc, 1979.

Hertl, František.

  • 20 Studií Pro Kontrabas =: 20 Studien Für Kontrabass = 20 Etudes for Contrabass : (1965). Praha: Panton, 1972.

Heyes, David.

  • Daily Exercises: For Double Bass. Templecombe: Recital Music, 2002.

Hiserich, Giuseppe (Joseph).

  • 15 Esercizi per Contrabasso / del Professore Giuseppe Hiserich. Milano : Ricordi, [1854-1855]

Hoag, Charles.

  • 9 Studies for Double Bass. Bryn Mawr, Pa: T. Presser, 1991.
  • 9 Studies: For Double Bass. New York: G. Schirmer, 1975.
  • Breaking in: A First Book of Short Studies for the Double Bass. Bryn Mawr, Pa: T. Presser, 1998.
  • Contemporary Studies: For the Double Bass. n.p., [195-]

Hrabě, Josef.

  • 86 Etueden Für Kontrabass. Edited by Franz Simandl .2 vols. Leipzig: C. Merseburger, n.d.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 6]

  • 86 Etuden Für Kontrabass =: 86 Studies for Contrabass. Frankfurt am Main: Hofmeister, [19–]
  • 86 Etueden Für Kontrabass. Frankfurt am Main: Fr. Hofmeister, [195-?]
  • 86 Etüden Für Kontrabaß. Edited by Franz Simandl, and Konrad Siebach. 2 vols. Leipzig: Hofmeister, [after 2000]
  • 86 Etudes for String-Bass. 2 vols. Edited by Franz Simandl. New York: Carl Fischer, 1940.
  • 86 Etudes for String Bass. Edited by Franz Simandl, Newly Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. 2 vols. New York: International Music Co, 1959.

Inglese, Antonio.

  • Esercizi Per Contrabasso: Sulle Scale a 2 e 3 Ottave e per Terze. Padova : G. Zanibon, 1929.
  • Esercizi Per Contrabasso: Sulle Scale a 2 e 3 Ottave e per Terze. Padova: G. Zanibon, 1970.

[cited also under Scales &Arpeggios]

Janowsky, Maxim.

  • Rhythmic Studies in Velocity for Double Bass. 2 vols.

[cited in Grodner p. 17]

Johnson, Tom.

  • Doublings: For Double Bass. New York, N.Y: Two-eighteen Press, 1980.

[cited in Grodner (2000) p. 17 under “Etudes” heading, yet the piece may also belong to a solo piece cathegory?]

• See also “Etudes – Collections”

Khomenko, Vladimir.

  • Etiudy Dlia Kontrabasa. Moskva: Gos. Muzykalnoe Isdastvo, 1961.

• See also “Scales & Arpeggios”

Klosé, Hyacinthe, and Benedict Vanasek.

  • 270 Tone and Technique Exercises for String Bass, Bassoon, or Cello. New York, N.Y: D. Gornston, 1940.

Kment, Jan.

  • Technické Základy Kontrabasové Hry. Praha : SNKLHU, 1956.
  • Elementaretüden: Für Kontrabass. 2 vols. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1955.
  • Elementaretüden: Für Kontrabass. Hofheim: F. Hofmeister, 1986.

Kosonen, Olli, and Lasse Lagercrantz.

  • Asteikkosoiton Perusteet Kontrabassolle. Helsinki: Sibelius-Akatemian, 1993.

Koussevitzky, Serge.

  • Etudes. Manuscript, n.p., [194-]

Kox, Hans.

  • Vier Etudes Voor Contrabas, 1988. Amsterdam: Donemus, 1988.
  • Four Studies for Double Bass Solo: 1988. Amsterdam: Donemus, 1989.

Kraft, Josef.

  • Der Weg Zur Griffsicherheit Und Technik Auf Dem Kontraßa: Bd. 1. Wien: Weltmusik, 1958.

[cited also in Methods page]

  • Der Weg Zur Griffsicherheit Und Technik Auf Dem Kontraßa: Bd. 2. Wien: Weltmusik, 1965.

[cited also in Methods page]

  • Schule Der Bogentechnik: 8 Original Etüden Für Kontrabass. Wien: Weltmusik, 1964.
  • 13 Technische Übungen: In Verschiedenen Stricharten Für Kontrabass. Wien: Weltmusik, 1961.

Labro, Charles.

  • 10 Etudes pour la Contrebasse. Parts. Manuscript. n.d.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 8 as part of R. Malarich’s estate. Handwritten by R. Malarich after an unindetified source]

• See also “Etudes – Duos”

Lallement, Jean.

  • La Dynamique Des Instruments À Archel (violon, Alto, Violoncello, Contrebasse). Paris: M. Eschig & Cie, 1925.

Lamagna, Michele.

  • 6 Daily Exercises for Double Bass: (6 Esercizi Giornalieri Per Contrabasso). Roma: F.lli De Santis, 1931.

Litinskiĭ, Genrikh.

  • Kontsertnye Etiudy: Dlia Kontrabasa Solo. Moskva: Muzyka, 1978.

Madenski, Eduard.

  • Fundamental-studien Für Kontrabass: Etudes Spéciales. Berlin: Schlesinger’schen Musikhandlung, 1925.
  • Double Bass Studies. Wien: Universal Edition, 1941.

[cited also under “Scales & Arpeggios”]

  • Kontrabass-studien : Etudes Pour Contrebasse : Double Bass Studies. 2 vols. Wien: Universal Edition, 1941.

[cited also under “Scales & Arpeggios”]

• For other Madenski scores see also “Scales & Arpeggios”

Marangoni, Giuseppe Maria.

  • Dieci studi per la mano sinistra e tecnica dell’arco per contrabbasso. Edited by Filippo Francesconi. Bologna : Bongiovanni, 1972.
  • Esercizi e Scale a Corde Doppie per Violino per Contabbasso. Edited by Filippo Francesconi. Bologna : Bongiovanni, 1972.

[unclear if inteded for both the double bass and the violin, or actually a duo score for violin and double bass?]

• See also “Etudes – Duos” and “Scales & Arpeggios”

Maurat, Edmond.

  • Six Études Caractéristiques, Pour Contrebasse Avec Accompagnement De Piano [op. 6]. Paris: Éditions M. Eschig, 1967.

Mazas, Féréol Jacques.

• See “Etudes – Arranged”

Mc, Tier D.

  • Daily Exercises for Double Bass. Twickenham, England (106 Hounslow Road, Twickenham, Middlesex TW2 7HB: McTier Music, 1994.

Mengoli, Annibale.

  • 40 Studi d’orchestra per Contrabbasso. Revised and Adapted for a 4 String Bass by Alfredo Trebbi. 2 vols. Padova : G. Zanibon, [198-]
  • 40 Studi di Tecnica Resi e diteggiata per Contrabasso a 4 corde da Isaia Bille. 4 vols. Manuscript, n.d.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 9]

• See also “Etudes – Concert & Solo”

Möchel, Kurt B.

  • Brevier Des Kontrabassisten =: Compendium for Double Bass Players. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1932.
  • Rhythmus und Melodie. Der Lehrstoff des Zusammenspiels für Orchester -und Hochschulen. Mainz: Schott’s Söhne, 1939.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 9]

  • Zweck-etüden Für Kontrabass =: Etudes Pratiques Pour La Contrebasse = Special Studies for Double Bass. 2 parts. Mainz: B. Schott’s Söhne, 1931.

Moleux, Georges E.

  • 30 Studies for Double Bass. New York: Baron, 1949.

Montag, Lajos.

  • 3 Etüden Für Den Contrabass: Zur Förderung Der Bogentechnik. Budapest: Rozsavölgyi, [1930]

Montanari, Carlo.

  • 14 Esercizi per Contrabasso. Milano, G. Rcordi, [191-]

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 9]

  • Quattordici Studi Per Contrabbasso. Edited and Transcribed for a 4 String Bass by Isaia Billé. Milano: Ricordi, 1932.
  • Esercizi e Studi in Tutti i Toni per Contrabbasso : (estratti dal metodo). Edited by Isaia Bille. Milano : G. Ricordi e C., 1939.
  • Etiudy Na Kontrabas. Katowice: Druk. Państw. Przeds. Fotogrametrii i Katograf, 1950.
  • 14 [i.e. Quattordici] Studi Per Contrabasso =: 14 Études Pour Contrebasse = 14 Studies for Double-Bass. Edited and Transcribed for a 4 String Bass by Isaia Billé. Milano: Ricordi, 1959.
  • 14 Studies for String Bass. Edited by and Homer R. Mensch. New York: International Music Co, 1974.

Morton, Mark A.

  • Dr. Morton’s Torturous Exercises for the Double Bass. Lubbock, Texas: Basso-Profondo Publications, 2001.
  • Dr. Morton’s Torturous Exercises for the Double Bass. Columbus, OH: Basso Profondo Publications, 1991.

Morton, Mark A, and Franz Simandl.

  • Simandl-plus Workbook. Columbus, Ohio: Basso Profondo, 2002.

[the library record does not indicate if the exercises are the original Simandl etudes, or the arranged ones]

Murelli, Piermario.

  • Nuova Didattica Del Contrabbasso =: A New Didactic Approach to the Double Bass. Milano: Ricordi, 2005.

Nanny, Edouard.

  • Dix Études Caprices. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1931.
  • Dix Études Caprices. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1946.
  • Dix Études Caprices. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1994.
  • Vingt Études De Virtuosité. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1921.

Nanny, Edouard, Kreutzer, Rodolphe and Federigo Fiorillo.

  • Études De Kreutzer Et De Fiorillo: Transcrites Et Doigtées Pour La Contrebasse À Cordes Et Précédées De Quatre Études Préparatoires. Edited by Edouard Nanny. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1921.

[Includes original etudes by Nanny followed by arranged etudes of Kreutzer, Fiorillo and Nanny]

[Cited also under “Etudes – Arranged”]

• See also “Etudes – Orchestral Repertoire”

Negri, Luigi.

  • Raccolta di Sessenta Studj per contrabasso / Proposti da Luigi Negri, Professore nel B. Conservatorio di Musica in Milano ed Adottati per Metodo nell Istituto Suddetto. Milano: F. Lucca, [186-] Download Page
  • Raccolta di Sessanta Studi per Contrabasso : Adottati nel R. Conservatorio di Musica di Milano / Venticinque dei Quali Composti da Luigi Negri e Trentacinque Composti per Violino da R. Kreutzer, F. Libon, G. Mayseder, G.B. Polledro, L. Spohr e P. Rode e trascritti da L.F. Rossi. Edited by Luigi Felice Rossi. Milano [et al.] : G. Ricordi & C., [19–]
  • Ventiquattro Studi per Contrabbasso. Revised by L. F. Rossi.
    Milano : G. Ricordi e C. Edit. Tip., 1930.

Neher, Patrick.

  • Grey Area: And Massive Gliss : Exercises for Bassists, 1985. n.p, [1985]

Nerling, Erwin.

  • 33 Melodische Etüden Für Kontrabass: Von Der Halben Bis Zur Siebenten Lage. Magdeburg: Edition Walhall, 1995.

Nikolov, Nikolaj Stoilov.

  • Etjudy za Kontrabas na Narodnostna Osnova. Sofia: Muzika, 1988.

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.

Novosel, Josip.

  • 13 Studija za Kontrabas. Zagreb : Muzička Akademija, 1972.

• See also “Etudes – Concert & Solo”

Nucci, Giuseppe.

  • Etuden für den Contrabass. n.p.:n.d

[cited in Eitner, Robert. Biographisch-bibliographisches Quellen-Lexikon. Leipzig: Bretikopf & Haertel, 1902. vol. 7, p. 217 Citation Link ]

Ottomano, Vincenzo.

  • Esercizio per Contrabasso Come Preparazione / all’Assolo dell’Otello di G. Verdi: / Composto da: Vincenzo Ottomano / Bari Luglio 1909. Bari : autografo, [1901-1910]

[a composition intended to prepare student for Verdi’s Otello solo]

[cited also under “Etudes – Orchestral Repertoire” ]

Patitucci, John.

  • 60 Melodic Etudes for Acoustic and Electric Bass. New York, NY: C. Fischer, 2005.

[assuming the jazz background of the author this book is also classified under “Etudes – Jazz”, as well as “Etudes – Electric Bass”]

Pichlík, Jiří.

  • Technische Übungen Für Kontrabass =: Technical Studies for Double Bass. Berlin: W. Feja, 1994.

Polansky, Larry.

  • Four Bass Studies: What to Do When the Night Comes : Solo Contrabass. Lebanon, NH: Frog Peak Music, 1997.
  • Four Bass Studies: What to Do When the Night Comes, Solo Contrabass. S.l.: Larry Polansky, 1983.

Porret, Julien.

  • 24 [i.e. Vingt-Quatre] Déchiffrages Manuscrits: En Clé De Fa Et Clé D’ut 4e Ligne : Pour Trombone, Basson, Violoncelle Ou Contrebasse. Macon: R. Martin, 1961.

Proto, Frank.

  • 21 Modern Etudes: For the Double Bass. Cincinnati, Ohio: Liben Music, 1984.

Prosenik, Milan.

  • 10 Etuda za Kontrabas. Zagreb: Muzička Naklada Saveza Muzičkih Udruženja Hrvatske, 1954.

Prud’hon, Robert.

  • La Vélocité : Exercices Journaliers pour l’étude de la Contrebasse. Paris : IMD-Arpèges, 1992.

Prudhomme, Régis. (and Patrick Charton.)

  • La Contrebasse: The Double-Bass. Sampzon: Editions Delatour, 2008.
  • La Contrebasse: vol. 2. = The Double-Bass. Sampzon: Editions Delatour, 2010.

Prunner, Ioseph.

  • Studii Progresive Pentru Contrabas: Game Şi Intervale in Modul Minor Melodic. Romania?: Editura de Stat Pentru Literatură şi Artă, 1955.

[cited also under Scales, and under Accords headings]

  • Progressive Studies for the Double Bass. Edited and Revised by Daniel Stotz. 2 vols. [Phoenix, Arizona] : MMHCmusicpublications, 2013.

[cited also under Scales, and under Accords headings]

Rabbath, François.

  • Nouvelle Technique De La Contrebasse: Introduction to the Art of the Bow. Paris: A. Leduc, 2012.

[score and a demostration DVD]

Rakov, Lev.

  • Izbrannye Ėtiudy Dlia Kontrabasa. Moskva: Muzyka, 1989.
  • Khrestomatiia Pedagogicheskogo Repertuara Dlia Kontrabasa: Pesy Dlia 1-2 Goda Obucheniia. Moskva: Muzyka, 1966.
  • Legkie Etiudy: Dlia Nachalnogo Obucheniia. Moskva: Muz. Giz, 1963.

Ratner, Samuel L.

  • Ėtiudy Dlia Kontrabasa. Moskva: Muzyka, 1967.

Ravanello, Oreste.

  • Sei Studi Melodici Per Contrabasso. Padova: G. Zanibon, 1920.
  • Sei Studi Melodici Per Contrabasso. Padova: G. Zanibon, 1971.

Reinke, Gerd.

  • Sevcik Op. 2: Bogenstudien / Gerd Reinke. Cologne: Bosworth & Co, 1996.

[cited also under Etudes – Arranged]

  •  Daumenaufsatzstudien Für Kontrabass =: Thumb Position Exercises for the Double Bass. Berlin: Boosey & Hawkes, 2011.

Reynolds, John, and H S. Sterling.

  • Difficult Passages for the Double Bass. London ; New York: Hawkes & Son, 1924.

[a collection of orchestral and chamber music passages whose level of arrangement is unknwon, yet may belong to the class of etudes and studies too]

Rieunier, Françoise.

  • Vingt-deux Déchiffrages Rythmiques Instrumen Taux: Pour Tous Les Instruments = Twenty-Two Rhythmic Instrumental Sightreading Exercises : for All Instruments = Zweiundzwanzig Rhythmische Instrumentale Blattlesübungen : Für Alle Instru Mente. Paris: A. Leduc, 1972.

Rossi, Luigi Felice.

  • Esercizi per Contrabbasso Utili per L’Attacco Dell’arco : (Estratti dal Metodo) : Resi e Modernamente Diteggiati per Contrabbasso a 4 Corde da Isaia Bille. Milano : G. Ricordi e C. Edit. Tip., 1932.

Rossi, Luigi Felice, and Anglois, G.

  • 30 Esercizi per Contrabasso utili per l’attaco dell’arco. Arranged by Isaia Bille. Milano: G. Ricordi, 1932.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 11]

Rowland, Alexander C.

  • 24 Exercises : Forming part-two of a school for the English orchestral double bass. London: Stanley Lucas, Weber & Co, [1881]

Rühm, Otto.

  • Progressive Etüden Für Kontrabass: Ein Studienwerk in Fünf Heften. 5 vols. Wien: Verlag Doblinger, 1964.

Salles, Bernard.

  • Technique De La Contrebasse =: Technique of Double-Bass = Kontrabasstechnik. 4 vols. Paris: G. Billaudot, 1987.

[Vol. 1: Etude de la main gauche. Vol. 2 : Etude de l’archet. Vol. 3 : Coups d’archet et rythmes. Vol. 4 : Doigtés des gammes]

Salvi, Luigi.

  • 20 Esercizi Pratici: Per Contrabbasso. Milano: Edizioni Curci, 1965.

Scelba, Anthony.

  • 12 Thematic Studies Concerning Rhythm for Double Bass. United States: A. Scelba, 1992.
  • The Road to Parnassus: Practical Studies in Double-Bass Fingerings. n.p, 1986.

[dedicated to David Walter]

  • Etude: Anomalous Rhythms with Some Superimposed Time Signatures : (after El Salón México by Aaron Copland). Manuscript, 1970.

Scelba, Anthony, Wolfgang A. Mozart, and Giuseppe Tartini.

  • The New Art of Bowing: 32 Etudes for Double Bass As Variations on Sarastro’s Aria, O Iris Und Osiris from the Magic Flute by W.a. Mozart, with Apologies to Giuseppe Tartini : Autumn, 1989. n.p., 1989.

Schwabe, Oswald.

• See under “Scales & Arpeggios”

Schwartz, Richard A.

  • The Sight-Reading Workbook: Baritone, Bassoon, Cello, Double Bass and Trombone Edition. S.l.: Silver Key Music, 2012.

Shmuklovsky, Dmitry.

  • Scales, Triads, and Exercises for String Bass Beginners. Arranged by Lucas Drew. New York: C. Fischer, 1964.

[cited also under “Scales & Arpeggios”]

Simandl, Franz.

  • 10 Kleinere Etuden. Wien: M. Krämer, [188-]
  • 30 Etudes for the String Bass. New York: C. Fischer, [19–]
  • 30 Etuden Für Dern Contrabass. Heilbronn: C.F. Schmidt, [19–]
  • 30 Etudes for the String Bass: For the Acquisition of Correct and Broad Intonation Together with Rhythmic Precision. New York: Fischer, 1940.
  • 30 Studies for String Bass. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. New York City: International Music Co, 1956.
  • Flageolet, Arpeggio, Doppelgriffe Und 2 Konzert-Etüden Mit Pianoforte: Harmonics, Arpeggios, Double-Stopping and 2 Solo-Studies with Pianoforte-Accompaniment. S.l.: s.n., 1900.

[cited also in Etudes – with Piano]

  • Gradus Ad Parnassum Für Kontrabass: 24 Etüden. Heft 1-2. 2 vols. Leipzig: Carl Merserburger, [19–]
  • Gradus Ad Parnassum: Für Kontrabass : 24 Etüden Zur Höheren Technischen Ausbildung. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1935.
  • Gradus Ad Parnassum: 24 Studies for String Bass. Edited by and Frederick Zimmermann. 2 vols. New York City: International Music Co, 1957.
  • Gradus Ad Parnassum: 14 Etudes / Franz Simandl. 2 vols. New York, NY: Belwin-Mills Publishing Corp, 1957.
  • Gradus Ad Parnassum: Für Kontrabass. 2 vols. Edited by Konrad Siebach. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1966.
  • Gradus Ad Parnassum: 14 Etudes for the String Bass. Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1970.
  • My First Simandl: For the Developing Double-Bass Student : an Introduction to Franz Simandl’s Etudes. Compiled and Edited by Amy Rosen and William Eckfeld. New York, NY: C. Fischer, 2005.

[from New Method for the Double Bass, Book 1 and Thirty Etudes for the String Bass]

Slama, Anton.

  • 66 Etudes in All Major and Minor Keys for Slide or Valve Trombone (bass Clef), Tuba, Bassoon & String Bass. New York: Carl Fischer, 1922.
  • 66 Etüden in Allen Dur Und Moll-Tonarten r Tiefe Instrumente: Kontrabass, Posauen, Fagott. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1957.
  • 66 Studies in All Keys: For String Bass. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. New York City: International Music Co, 1957.
  • 66 Etüden in Allen Dur Und Moll-Tonarten. Edited by and Oliver Hartmann. Wiesbaden: Cranz, 1959.
  • 66 Etüden in Allen Dur Und Moll-Tonarten Für Tiefe Instrumente: (kontrabaß , Posaune, Fagott). Edited by and Heinz Herrmann. Hofheim am Taunus: Friedrich Hofmeister, 1989.

Starke, Alwin.

  • Moderne Technische Studien. Leipzig: C. Merseburger, [19–]
  • Moderne Technische Studien: Für Kontrabass. Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister, [19–]
  • Moderne Technische Studien Für Kontrabass Durch Alle Tonarten: Mit Vorw. Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1950.
  • Technische Studien Durch Alle Tonarten: Mit Vorw. Leipzig: VEB Hofmeister, 1960.

Stirz, Hans.

  • 58 Tägliche Studien. Berlin: Friedr. Friede, 1930.
  • Tonleiter-studien. Berlin: Friedr. Friede, 1930.

[cited also under “Scales & Arpeggios”]

Storch, Josef Emanuel.

  • Etudes for the String Bass. 2 vols. Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills Publ. Co, [1900]
  • Etudes for the String Bass. 2 vols. New York, N.Y: E.F. Kalmus, [1950]
  • 25 Etüden Für Kontrabass. Edited by Konrad Ziebach. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, [1960]
  • 32 Etüden Für Kontrabass. Edited by Konrad Siebach. Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1959.
  • 32 Etüden Für Kontrabass. Edited by Konrad Siebach. Hofheim: F. Hofmeister, 1984.

Storch, Josef E, and Josef Hrabě.

  • Etuden Für Kontrabass. Arranged and Edited by Theodore A. Findeisen. 2 vols. Heilbronn: C.F. Schmidt, 1912.

[57 Etudes: “Heft I. 32 Etuden ; Heft II. 20 Konzert- und 5 grosse Etuden”]

  • 57 Studies in Two Volumes: For String Bass. Revised by Albin Findeisen. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. 2 vols. New York: International, 1948.
  • 32 Etudes for String Bass. vol. 1. United States: Kalmus, Miami, Fla. : Warner Bros. Publications, [2003]
  • 25 Etudes for String Bass. vol. 2. United States: Kalmus, Miami, Fla. : Warner Bros. Publications, [2003]

Streicher, Ludwig.

• See “Scales & Arpeggios”

Sturm, Wilhelm.

  • 110 Studies for String Bass, Op. 20. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. New York: International Music Co, 1963.

Taranto, Vernon.

  • Five Pizzicato Etudes: For Contrabass Alone. Manuscript, 1996.

Teetz, J.

  • 5 Etuden von J. Teetz. Arranged and with fingerings by Franz Simandl. Manuscript. n.d.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 12 ; unclear if this is a handwritten copy form an exiting edition, or the actual autograph by Teetz]

Teuchert, Emil.

  • Tägliche Uebungen Für Contrabass: Mit Einem Anhang Schwieriger Passagen Und Solis Aus Orchesterwerken. Dresden: J.G. Seeling, [188-] Downlaod Page

Thévet, Lucien.

  • La Transposition a Vue: Méthode a L’usage De Tous Les Instrumentistes, Chefs D’orchestre Et Orchestrateurs. Paris: A. Leduc, 1979.

[Translated: Transposition Perception: Method of Use to all Instrumentalists, Conductors and Orchestrators]

[This universal method has been cited by both Planyavksy (1984) p. 727, and Grodner (2000) p. 24 as belonging to etude genre, thus it remain cited here as well]

 –

Toshev, Todor.

  • Tekhnicheski Uprazhneniia Za Kontrabas. Sofiia: Muzika, 1978.

Trillon, André.

  • Lectures Instrumentales Pour Contrebasse. Paris: Editions Choudens, 1973.

Trautsch, Karoly.

  • Übungen für den Contrabass. Manuscript. n.d.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 12 ; unclear whether the manuscript is a copy of some other source or the original autograph]

 –

Turetzky, Bertram.

• See “Etudes – Collections”

Urbano, Giovanni.

  • Esercizi di Tecnica Superiore per Contrabbasso : 15 studi, Scale Maggiori e Minori con Apprendimento della Diteggiatura Cromatica, Semicromatica e Diatonica. San Nicandro G[argani]co : Gioiosa, 2004.

Valk, Alexis D.

  • 10 Contemporary Etudes for the Double Bass: A Series of Concert Etudes. Muncie, Ind: s.n, 1978.

[cited also under “Etudes – Concert”]

  • Contemporary Études for the Double Bass. D.A. Thesis, Ball State University, 1979.

[the thesis is probable source of the printed edition cited above]

Velde, Leo van de.

  • Examenstudies Voor Basviool: Etudes De Concours Pour Contrebasse. Antwerpen: Ed. Metropolis, 1961.
  • Contest Studies, Scales and Arpeggios op. 24, MMP(?)

[cited in Planyavsky (1984) p. 727 and Grodner (2000) p. 24]

Velosky, Ron.

  • Sight Reading for the Bass. Hoboken, NJ: Denim Music, 1999.

Warnecke, Friedrich.

  • Tägliche Studien: Aus Das Studium Des Contrabassspiels : 39 Tonleiter-Studien = Daily Studies : from the Study of the Double-Bass : 39 Scale-Studies. Hannover: Louis Oertel, [19–]

[cited also under Scales &Arpeggios heading]

  • 21 Konzert-Etuden. as a part of Tägliche Studien: Aus Das Studium Des Contrabassspiels. Hannover: Louis Oertel, [19–]
  • 24 Rhythmische Übengen. as a part of Tägliche Studien: Aus Das Studium Des Contrabassspiels. Hannover: Louis Oertel, [19–]

Weber, Alain.

  • Quinze Études Rythmiques Et Mélodiques Pour La Contrebass =: Fifteen Rhythmic and Melodic Studies for Double-Bass = Fünfzehn Rhythmische Und Melodische Etüden Für Kontrabass = Quinte Estudios Ritmicos Y Melodicos Para Ontrabajo. Paris: A. Leduc, 1971.

Weiller, Ernest.

  • Six Etudes Progressives Pour Contrebasse Seule. Paris: A. Bethune, [19–]
  • Douze (12) Caprices Mélodiques et Rythmiques pour la Contrebasse. Paris : E Gallet, [1913]
  • Douze (12) Études de virtuosité por Contrebasse seule ou Violoncelle Seul. Paris-Buxelles: Henry Lemoine & C.ie, 1932.
  • 12 (Douze) Études de virtuosité por Contrebasse seule ou Violoncelle Seul. Reprint. Paris: H. Lemoine, 1979.
  • Vingt (20) Etudes de Rythme, pour Contrebasse à Quatre Cordes. Edited by E. Gallet. Paris (6, rue Vivienne) : E. Gallet, 1923.

Weinstein, Milton

• See “Etudes – with Piano”

White, A. C.

  • Appendix to the Double-Bass. London: Novello, Ewer, 1892.

[a collection of studies appended to the A.C. White’s The Double Bass method]

Witter, Carl.

  • Zwolf Studien Für Kontrabass. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1956.

Wolff, Christian.

  • String Bass Exercise Out of “bandiera Rossa”. New York: C.F. Peters, 1976.

Woodrich, Dennis L, and Lawrence E. Czoka.

• See “Etudes – Harmonics”

Wootten, Red.

  • Supplemental Studies for Electric Bass, String Bass, Tuba. Hollywood, Calif: Try Pub. Co, 1967.

[cited also under “Etudes – Electric Bass”]

Zimmermann, Frederick.

  • A Contemporary Concept of Bowing Technique for the Double Bass. New York: MCA Music Publishers, 1990.

[Original edition from 1966]

• See also “Methods Page”

Unindentified

  • Esercizi Per / Il Contrabasso. Manuscript. [1791-1810]

[located in Biblioteca di archeologia e storia dell’arte – Roma – RM – (fondo/collocazione) Vessella Mss.Vess. 1011]




Etudes – Concert & Solo


This section features all the Etudes cited in title with words “Concert” or “Solo”, and designed to be performed as concert-solo pieces without an accompaniment. For the listing of accompanied etudes with similar purpose, please see “Etudes – with Piano”. The wider criteria for inclusion in this listing consider also the ability of these pieces to be offered in the curricular examinations, although in many cases it was difficult to determine a true level and purpose of these works. A further study of this sub-genre would certainly be welcome in order to elucidate didactic and concert level of these pieces.

Bentzon, Niels Viggo.

  • Studie for Kontrabas-Solo: Opus 34. København: Wilhelm Hansen, 1945.
  • Studie: For Kontrabas-Solo. København: W. Hansen, 1951.

Cannonieri, Arturo.

  • Studi di Concerto per Contrabasso a Tre Corde. Milano : F. Lucca, 1885.
  • 12 Studi Di Concerto Per Contrabasso: A Tre Corde. Milano: G. Ricordi, [18–?]

[dedicated to Luigi Negri]

• See also “Etudes – with Piano” for a modern arrangement of Cannonieri’s studies

Fryba, Hans.

• See “Etudes – with Piano”

Gajdoš, Miloslav.

  • Selected Works for Bass: Capriccios, Solos, and Reflexes. Bryn Mawr, Pa: T. Presser, 1999.

Gregora, Franz.

• See “Etudes – with Piano”

Karlin, M. W.

  • Four Etudes: For Either 3 Amplified Contrabasses or Amplified Contrabass with Pre-Recorded Tape ; 1974. New York, N.Y: American Composers Alliance, 1977.

[most certainly a concert work that is titled as an “etude”]

Marangoni, Giuseppe Maria.

  • Sei Capricci di Bravura per Contrabbasso. Edited by Filippo Francesconi. Bologna : Bongiovanni, 1972.

Mengoli, Annibale.

  • 20 Studi di Concerto per Contrabasso / di Mengoli Annibale Professore al Liceo Musicale di Torino. Torino : Francesco Blanchi, [ca. 1860]
  • 20 Studi di Concerto per Contrabasso. Torino: Giovanni Chiappino, [18–]

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 9]

  • 20 Studi di Concerto per Contrabasso. Torino: Giovanni Chiappino, 1928.
  • 20 Concert Etuden für Kontrabass. Edited by Rudolf Malaric. Berlin ; Zurich ; Wien: Ars Viva Verlag Hermann Scherchen, 1951.
  • 20 Studi Da Concerto: Per Contrabasso. Revised and Edited for a 4 string bass by Giorgio Scala and Alfredo Trebbi. Padova: G. Zanibon, 1985.
  • 20 Concert Studies: For Double Bass. Edited by Thomas Martin. New York: Excelsior Music, 1985.
  • 20 Concert Studies: For Double Bass. Edited by Francesco Petracchi. London, England: Yorke Edition, 1988.
  • Venti Studi da Concerto per Contrabbasso. Edited by Ubaldo Fioravanti. Parma : L’Oca del Cairo, ©2001.
  • Venti Studi da Concerto per Contrabbasso. Edited by Vincenzo Quero. Roma: Aracne, 2012.

[“trascrizione di una ottava sopra” transcribed up an octave]

Mickel, John.

  • Study No. 6 for Double Bass: (1990). Manuscript, 1990.

[the profile of this work suggests a concert etude format]

Morricone, Ennio.

  • Studio Per Contrabbasso. Milano: Edizioni Suvini Zerboni, [1989]

Novosel, Josip.

  • 15 Etuda Capriccia : Za Kontrabas. Zagreb: Muzička Akademija, 1976.
  • Koncertna Etuda za Kontrabas. Zagreb: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Muzička Akademija, 1980.

Rossi, Federico B.

  • Studi da Concerto con Variazioni : per Contrabbasso a Corda. Ancona ; Milano : Edizioni musicali Berben, 1971.

[possibly a solo piece, library record offers no specific information]

Simandl, Franz.

  • Zwei Concert-Etuden. Wien: M. Krämer, [188-]
  • Concert Etude, Op. 80. Edited and Arranged by Herman Reinshagen, Manuscript, [19–]
  • Concert Study: In E Minor, Opus 66, for String Bass and Piano. Based on a motif by Joseph Hrabě. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. New York City : International Music Co., 1956.
  • Concert Study in E Minor: Op. 66; for String Bass and Piano. Bad Aibling: CEFES, 2010.

Valk, Alexis D.

  • 10 Contemporary Etudes for the Double Bass: A Series of Concert Etudes. Muncie, Ind: s.n, 1978.

Warnecke, Friedrich.

  • Tägliche Studien: Aus Das Studium Des Contrabassspiels : 21 Konzert-Etuden = Daily Studies : from the Study of the Double-Bass : 21 Concert Studies. Hannover: Louis Oertel, [19–]




Etudes – with Piano

This section features the etudes intended for performance with piano accompaniment, whether for a concert, or a purely didactic purpose. The listing groups all the levels and historical categories in the same index, with exception of the Jazz and Juvenile etudes that are cited in their separate sub-headings.




CLASSICAL

Aubain, Jean.

  • Deux Études pour Contrebasse et Piano. Paris : A. Leduc, 1961.

Bigot, Eugène.

  • Capriccio : pour Contrebasse et Piano. Paris : A. Leduc, 1960.

Billé, Isaia.

  • Danza Satanica: Per Contrabasso E Pianoforte, (dal No. 6 Sei Studi Caratteristici). Manuscript, 1931.

[an arrangement for piano of Bille’s Danza Satanica from his etude collection Sei Studi Caratteristici ; a gift of Jacques Posell ’35]

Bornoff, George.

  • Bornoff’s Fiddler’s Holiday: For Solo Bass : with Piano or String Orchestra Accompaniment. Edited by George Bornoff ; bass adaptation by Allen Warner ; piano accompaniment by Don Wilson. New York: Carl Fischer, 1961.

[from a “String Series” set, a juvenile level piece]

Caimmi, Italo.

  • Due Pezzi: Dai Venti Studi Di Tecnica Superiore. Milano: G. Ricordi, 1949.

Cannonieri, Antonio.

  • Studi, Scherzi E Adagi: Per Contrabbasso (in Re) E Pianoforte. Edited by Fabio Serafini. Piano accomanimnet by Daniele Zanettovich. Adliswil: Pizzicato Helvetia, 2007.

Cuneo, Angelo F.

  • No. 14. , Manuscript, [19–]

[Located in Juilliard Library. The record states “Originally for double bass; arr. for double bass and piano.” Other details missing]

Dubugnon, Richard.

  • Dix Petites Concertudes : Études-concert Transcendantales Pédagogiques pour Contrebasse et Piano. 2 vols. Paris: G. Billaudot, 2014.

Fredin, Thorvald.

  • Kontrabasen Och Jag: 2. Stockholm: T. Ehrling Musik, 1990.

Fryba, Hans.

  • Konzert-etüde D-Dur r Kontrabass Und Klavierbegleitung. London: Josef Weinberger, 1946.
  • Konzert-etüde Für Kontrabass Mit Klavierbegleitung =: Concert Study for Contrabass with Pianoforte Accompaniment. Wien: Weinberger, 1956.

Gadziński, Wiktor.

  • Wybór Etiud Na Kontrabas. 3 vols. Kraków: Polskie Wydawn. Muzyczne, 1984.

[vol. 3 with piano accompaniment]

Geissel, Johann.

  • 3 Konzert-Etüden. Offenbach: Joh. André, n.d.

[cited in Planyavsky (1984) p. 722]

[Warnecke (1909) p. 92 “Im Manuscript neun Konzertetüden”]

Gregora, František.

  • Concertant Etüde =: Etude Concertante. in Neueste Methode des Contrabass-Spieles. Teil III: Die hohe Schule, Bd. 1, no. 2. Edited and Piano Accomaniment, by Franz Simandl. Heilbronn: C.F. Schmidt, 1890.
  • Etüden Für Kontrabass. Piano accomaniment by and Franz Simandl. Edited by Konrad Siebach. Leipzig: VEB Friedrich Hoffmeister, 1953.
  • Etüden Für Kontrabass. Piano accomaniment by and Franz Simandl. Edited by Konrad Siebach. 2nd ed. Leipzig: VEB Friedrich Hoffmeister, 1964.
  • Etüden Für Kontrabass. Piano accomaniment by and Franz Simandl. Edited by Konrad Siebach. 3rd ed. Leipzig: VEB Friedrich Hoffmeister, 1978.
  • Etüden Für Kontrabass. Piano accomaniment by and Franz Simandl. Edited by Konrad Siebach. 4th ed. Leipzig: Friedrich Hofmeister, 1985.

Herfurth, C Paul.

  • A Tune a Day for String Bass: For String Bass Instruction by Individual Lessons or Class Tuition. Revised Edition. 2 vols. London: Chappell, 1958-1972.

[also cited under “Etudes – from a String Series set”]

Libon, Philippe.

  • 12 Etuden Von Libon Für Den Contrabass. Arranged by Franz Simandl ; piano accomapniment von Theobald Kretschmann. Wien: M. Kramer, [188-]

[cited also under “Etudes – Arranged”]

Maes, Jef.

  • Étude, Contrebasse Et Piano =: Studie, Kontrabas En Klavier. Bruxelles: Pro Civitate, 1966.

Matesky, Ralph.

  • The Well Tempered String Player: Double Bass : an Intermediate Collection of Fifty Studies Selected, Edited, and Arranged from the Basic Literature for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, with Original Piano Accompaniments. Edited by David Walter. New York: Alfred Publishing, 1977.

Maurat, Edmond.

  • Six Études Caractéristiques, Pour Contrebasse Avec Accompagnement De Piano [op. 6]. Paris: Éditions M. Eschig, 1967.

Montag, Lajos.

  • Etude Per Contrabasso E Pianoforte. Budapest: Editio Musica, 1965.

Rabbath, François.

  • Etude Atonale. Silver Spring, MD: Slava Publishing, 1999.

Rakov, Lev.

  • Khrestomatiia Pedagogicheskogo Repertuara Dlia Kontrabasa: Pesy Dlia 1-2 Goda Obucheniia. Moskva: Muzyka, 1966.

[Arranged pieces by various Russian composers for bass and piano]

Reinhold, Otto.

  • Kontrabass-studien: Mit Klavierbegleitung. Arranged by Heinz Herrmann. Leipzig: Hofmeister, 1957.

Simandl, Franz.

  • 30 Etudes for the Double Bass with Accompaniment of the Piano =: 30 Etuden Für Den Contrabass Mit Clavierbegleitung = 30 Études Pour La Contre Basse Avec Accompagnement De Piano. Wien: M. Krämer, [188-]
  • 30 Etüden Für Den Contrabass: Mit Klavierbegleitung. Heilbronn a.N: Schmidt, n.d.
  • 30 Etudes. Heilbronn: Schmidt, [1950]
  • 30 Etudes. New York [et al.]: Carl Fischer, 1940.
  • 30 Etüden Zur Erzielung Eines Kräftigen Tones Und Rhythmischer Sicherheit Für Contrabass: [mit Clavierbegleitung] = 30 Etudes Pour La Contre Basse. Heilbronn: Schmidt, [1985]
  • 30 Etuden Für Den Contrabass Mit Clavierbegleitung =: 30 Etudes Pour La Contre Basse Avec Accompagnement De Piano = 30 Etudes for the Double Bass with Accompaniment of the Piano. Reprint. Heilbronn: Schmidt, [1990]
  • 30 Etüden Für Contrabass Zur Erzielung Eines Kräftigen Tones Und Rhythmischer Sicherheit. Renningen: Carl Friedrich Schmidt, 1993.
  • 30 Etudes: For Double Bass and Piano. Edited by Andrew D. Kohn. Elmsford, NY: Music Minus One, 2005.

[contains 4 CDs with only piano accompaniment as well as the reference recordings with bass-and-piano]

  • Flageolet, Arpeggio, Doppelgriffe Und 2 Konzert-Etüden Mit Pianoforte: Harmonics, Arpeggios, Double-Stopping and 2 Solo-Studies with Pianoforte-Accompaniment. n.p., 1900.

Tallmadge, J. I, and Clifford P. Lillya.

  • 56 Progressive Duets for Individuals & Classes. New York: Belwin Inc, 1942.

Weinstein, Milton.

  • Contemporary Modal Solos: For Double Bass and Piano. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. Coral Gables, Fla: University of Miami Music Publications, 1971.
  • Contemporary Modal Solos. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann and David Walter. Elmsford, N.Y: MMO Music Group, 1995.

[includes a CD]

  • Contemporary Modal Solos: For Double Bass and Piano. Alfred Pub Co, 2010.




JAZZ

Dvořak, Milan.

  • Jazzové Klavírní Etudy =: Jazz-klavier-etüden. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1971.

[Includes 25 studies for piano only, followed by studies for piano and double bass.]

[cited also under “Etudes – Jazz]




JUVENILE

Schäfer, Stefan.

  • Small World: For Young Double Bassists : a Beginner’s Guide to Position Playing for Double Bassists with Piano Accompaniment = Für Junge Kontrabassisten : Ein Lagenspielbuch Für Anfänger Auf Dem Kontrabass Mit Klavierbegleitung. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 2004.




Etudes – Duos

Brod, Henri, and G Longatte.

  • Vingt Études Pour Le Hautbois: Avec Accompagnement D’une Basse. Paris: Billaudot, 1974.

[library record indicates the etudes for oboe and double bass in the form of score?]

Cajani, Giuseppe.

  • 24 Esercizi Fugati per Contrabasso Concertati con Violino Preceduti Dalle Scale e Solfeggi Primitivi. Milano : presso Luigi Bertuzzi, [1837]
  • 24 / Esercizi Fugati / per / Contrabasso / Concertati con violino di / Giuseppe Gaiani. Manuscript. Biblioteca Palatina, Parma, Manoscritti F.Ms.215/I-II (cited as  “Gaiani”)

Chugunov, Iuriĭ.

  • Dvenadtsat Ėtiudov Dlia Saksofona I Basa (fortepiano, Kontrabasa Ili Bas-Gitary) =: Twelve Studies for Saxophone and Bass (piano, Double-Bass or Guitar-Bass). Moskva: Sov. kompozitor, 1980.

Gouffé, Achille.

  • Douze Grands Exercices En Duos: Pour Violoncelle Et Contrebasse. Paris: Costallat, 1909.

Kont, Paul.

  • Übung für Streicher I. Duo für Violine und Kontrabass. Manuscript, 1950
  • Übung für Streicher III. Duo für Violoncello und Kontrabass. Manuscript, 1950.

Kummer, Friedrich A.

  • 92 Études Progressives: Pour Violoncelle Avec Accompt De Basse, Op. 60. Paris: Costallat, 1900.

[library record indicates the “basse” as the double bass, although this generic term historically may have implied a violoncello as well]

Labro, Charles.

  • 30 Grandes Études Pour La Contre-Basse, Op. 74: Avec Accompagnement De Violoncelle. Edited by Schaft. Paris: Philippo, [1860]

Marangoni, Giuseppe Maria.

  • Scale ed esercizi preparatori per la tecnica superiore e 43 studi con accompagnamento del violoncello basato sulle 24 tonalita. As part of Scuola Teorico-Pratica: Del Contrabbasso. Bologna: Edizioni Bongiovanni, [1960]

[cited also in “Scales & Arpeggios”]




Etudes – Thumb Position

Elliott, Catherine.

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

[although the title suggests a type of a method, the content in the library record indicates “Exercises, traditional tunes and extracts from the classical repertoire, selected and fingered for technical practice”]

Claisse, Charles.

  • Technique Du Pouce Pour Contrebasse =: Thumb Technique for the Double Bass. Translated in English by Elisabeth Guill. Paris: Editions COMBRE, 2005.

Reinke, Gerd.

  • Daumenaufsatzstudien Für Kontrabass =: Thumb Position Exercises for the Double Bass. Berlin: Boosey & Hawkes, 2011.




Etudes – Harmonics


Woodrich, Dennis L, and Lawrence E. Czoka.

  • Foundation Studies in Natural Harmonics for the Contrabassist. San Diego, Calif: Christopher Pub, 1978.




Etudes – Collections

  • 50 Studies for Double Bass. Compiled and Edited by Alexander Michno. Templecombe, Somerset: Recital Music, 2003.

[cited also under “Michno, Alexander” in “Etudes” heading]

  • Etiudy Russkikh I Sovetskikh Kompozitorov: Dlia Kontrabasa Solo. Moskva: Sovetskiĭ Kompozitor, 1983.

Erb, Donald, Bertram Turetzky, Tom Johnson, and Barney Childs.

  • Contemporary Etudes for Contrabass. Project Editor Bertram Turetzky. n.p.: American String Teachers Association : [distributed by T. Presser], 1984.




Etudes – Arranged

All etudes listed here have been initially conceived as the original works intended for other instruments, that may have originated either as didactic pieces or independent compositions. A challenge, however, has presented on how to classify these diverse prints, since on many editions the editor/arranger has been cited as the actual author, instead of a true one. The rule applied here is that you will always find the etudes cited by the original author first, while the name of the editor/arranger is cited in bold within the remainder of the citation. The title and the other edition data are always carefully preserved, and should serve you as a reliable guide in locating a desired publication.

Johann S. Bach.

  • Übungsmusik Für Kontrabass. Arranged by Heinrich Schneikart. 2 vols. Wien: Verlag Doblinger, 1973.

Baillot, Pierre.

  • Études Sur La Gamme. Arranged by Achille Gouffé. Paris: Costellat, [19–]

Bona, Pasquale.

  • Rhythmical Articulation for Bass Clef Instruments. Selected and Transcribed by William D. Fitch. New York: C. Fischer, 1969.

[cited both in Planyavsky (1984) p. and Grodner (2000) p. 13 this manual written strictly for double bass, yet it would be interesting to find out if, and how much was this manual actually used for bass education in the past]

Bordogni, Marco.

  • Bel Canto Basso: Melodic Studies for the Double Bass. Arranged by Robert V. Zimmerman. Bennington, VT: Zimmerman Press, 2000.

Kayser, Heinrich Ernst.

  • 26 Etudes: Transp : Pour Contrebasse : (opr. Violin). Edited by Luvig Hegner. Kobenhavn, Frankfurt: Wilhelm Hansen, 1951.
  • 36 Etüden Für Kontrabass. Edited by and Rudolf Malarić. Wien: Verlag Ludwig Doblinger, 1948.
  • 36 Studies, Opus 20, for String Bass. Transcribed by Louis Winsel. New York City: International Music, 1950.

Kreutzer, Rodolphe.

  • 18 Etüden für Contrabass. Arranged by Franz Simandl. Heilbron: C.F. Schmidt, n.d.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 8]

  • 18 Etudes Pour La Contr-Basse Avec Accompagnement De Piano. Transcribed by Franz Simandl. Vienne: M. Krämer, [1888-]
  • 18 Studies for String Bass. Transcribed by Franz Simandl, and edited by Frederick Zimmermann. New York: International Music Co, 1950.
  • Achtzehn Etüden Nach Dem Original Der Violinetüden. Edited by Heinz Herrmann. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 1955.
  • 60 Variations per Studio di Kreutzer. Arranged by Angelo Cuneo. Manuscript, n.d.

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 4 ; unclear if the source for these Variations was a manuscript itself, or some other printed edition]

  • Etüden für Kontrabass. Etudes pou Contrebasse. Arranged by Rudolf Malaric. Wien: Efiton, 1948

[cited in Hehenberger (1994) p. 8]

Kreutzer, Rodolphe and Federigo Fiorillo.

  • 45 Uebungen Für Kontrabass: Mit Benutzung Von 20 Etuden Kreutzer’s, Fiorillo’s Und Anderer Meister = 45 Exercises for the Double-Bass : with 20 Transcriptions from Kreutzer, Fiorillo and Other Masters = 45 Études Pour Contrabasse : Avec 20 Transcriptions De Kreutzer, Fiorillo Et Differents Auteurs Classiques. 2 vols. Arranged and Edited by Lucian Dereul, Hannover: Louis Oertel, [19–]

[exists in a modern reprint as well]

  • Études De Kreutzer Et De Fiorillo: Transcrites Et Doigtées Pour La Contrebasse À Cordes Et Précédées De Quatre Études Préparatoires. Edited by Edouard Nanny. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1921.

[Includes original etudes by Nanny followed by arranged etudes of Kreutzer, Fiorillo and Nanny]

Kreutzer, Rodolphe, Philippe Libon, Joseph Mayseder, Giovanni B. Polledro, Louis Spohr, and P. Rode.

  • 35 Selected Studies for String Bass. Transcribed by Luigi Rossi, Edited by Thomas Martin  New York: International Music, 2005.

Lee, Sebastian.

  • 12 Studies, Opus 31, for String Bass. Arranged by Frederick Zimmermann. New York City: International Music Co, 1957.
  • Studies Op. 31.Arranged by Gerhard Rosenfeld.

[cited in Grodner (2000) p. 18]

Libon, Philippe.

  • 12 Etuden Von Libon Für Den Contrabass. Arranged by Franz Simandl ; piano accomapniment Theobald Kretschmann. Wien: M. Kramer, [188-]

[cited also under “Etudes – with Piano”]

  • 12 Etüden =: 12 Études = 12 Etudes : Für Den Contrabass. Arranged by Franz Simandl. Heilbronn: C.F. Schmidt, [18–]
  • 12 Studies for String Bass. Edited by Stuart Sankey. New York: International Music Co, 1970.
  • 12 Etuden: Contrabass. Arranged by Rudolph Malarić. Wien: Doblinger, 1970.

Mazas, Jacques Féréol.

  • 12 Etüden Aus Opus 36. Arranged by Ernst Günther. Frankfurt: F. Hofmeister, 1959.

Ševčik, Otakar.

  • Best of Sevčik. Arranged by Samuel Applebaum. 2 vols. Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1972.
  • Sevcik for Bass: An Entertaining Series of Exercises for Bow Technique. Edited and Arranged by Abe Luboff. Studio City, Calif: Debabe Pub. Co, 1975.
  • Sevcik Op. 2: Bogenstudien / Gerd Reinke. Arranged by Gerd Reinke. Cologne: Bosworth & Co, 1996.
  • School of Bowing Technique: Etudes Nos. 3-6. Arranged and Transcribed by H. S. Brewster Jr., n.p.: H. Stevens Brewster, Jr, 1969.
  • School of Bowing Technique, Op. 2: Parts 1,2 & 3. Edited by George Vance. Silver Spring, MD: SLAVA Pub, 2000.
  • School of Bowing Technique, Op. 2: Parts 1 & 2. Edited by George Vance. Silver Spring, Md: Slava Pub, 1995.
  • Strokin’: Sevcik School of Bowing Technique. Edited and Transcribed by Harold Robinson. Wyncote, Pa. (One Hemlock Lane, Wyncote PA 19095): Bass Is, 1996.
  • The Essentials of Sevcik: Opus 2. Edited by Neil Tarlton. St. Albans: Chance Publications, 1997.
  • Theme and Nineteen Variations: Intermediate Bowing Techniques; for Violin, Viola, Violoncello or String Bass, Individually or in Any Combination. Adapted from Opus 3 by Francis Grant. Arranged by Francis Grant. Cleveland: Concert Music Pub. Co, 1968.
  • Theme and 19 Variations. Arranged by Shmuklovsky Dmitry

[Cited in Grodner (2000) p. 22]

Starker, Janos.

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

[from the notes: “Derived from an organized method of string playing, violoncello exercises for the left hand, by Janos Starker, assisted by George Bekefi.”]

Tartini, Giuseppe, and Arcangelo Corelli.

  • L’art De L’archet: Varié Sur La Gavotte De Corelli. Transposed for violoncello by Jean-Marie Raoul. Edited for bass by Achille Gouffé. Paris: Éditions Costallat, [19–]
  • The Art of Bowing. Arranged and Edited by Oscar G. Zimmerman. Rochester, N.Y: O.G. Zimmerman, 1984.

[“38 of Tartini’s 50 variations for violin and continuo on a gavotte by Corelli”]

  • The Art of Bowing: Transcribed for Double Bass. Arranged and Edited by Oscar G. Zimmerman. Interlochen, MI: Zimmerman Publications, 1999.

[“38 of Tartini’s 50 variations for violin and continuo on a gavotte by Corelli”]

Wohlfahrt, Franz.

  • Studies for the Progressing String Bass Player. Selected and Arranged by Barbara S. Tellier. Boston: Boston Music Co, 1966.
  • Mastering the Bow: Studies for Bass. Arranged by Gaelen McCormick. New York : Carl Fischer, 2013.




Etudes – Orchestral Repertoire

This unique sub-category offers a listing of editions and etudes that are based on, and intended to facilitate performance of orchestral passages. These etudes however are not the actual orchestral excerpts, but rather the artistic interpretations of the same, intended for didactic purposes.

Mengoli, Annibale.

  • 40 Studi Dórchestra Per Contrabbasso. Edited for the 4 string bass by Alfredo Trebbi. n.p.: G. Zanibon, 1989.

Nanny, Edouard.

  • Vingt-quatre Pièces: En Forme D’études Sur Des Traits De Symphonies. Paris: Alphonse Leduc, 1925.

Ottomano, Vincenzo.

  • Esercizio per Contrabasso Come Preparazione / all’Assolo dell’Otello di G. Verdi: / Composto da: Vincenzo Ottomano / Bari Luglio 1909. Bari : autografo, [1901-1910]

[a composition intended to prepare student for Verdi’s Otello solo]




Etudes – from a String Series set

Similar to the comparable listing created for the Methods page, you will find here the exercise (etude) manuals that are part of the String Series editions, which are designed mainly for elementary-high school string orchestras in the United States. While making this index, sometimes however it was difficult to differentiate between the actual method and an exercise book for a collective or solo string class. Thus in general, whenever the Library of Congress subject classification “Studies and Exercises” has been noted, it was an indicator that such work may belong here. Otherwise, a common sense was used to interpret the record and determine if the main intent of the publication was to offer a collective exercise for strings – and among them the bass – or to be more a type of a method. Any further research and inquiry in this interesting category of beginning bass pedagogy will be highly welcome.

Anderson, Gerald.

  • Essentials for Strings: A Systematic Approach to Technical Development : String Bass. San Diego, Calif: N.A. Kjos Music Co, 1985.

Anderson, Gerald, and Robert S. Frost.

  • Solos & Etudes: Correlated with All for Strings. String Bass.. San Diego, CA: Neil A. Kjos, 1995.
  • All for Strings: Theory Workbook 1. String Bass. San Diego, Calif: Neil A. Kjos Music Co, 1988.
  • All for Strings: Theory Workbook 2. String Bass.. San Diego, Calif: Neil A. Kjos Music Co, 1988.

Applebaum, Samuel.

  • The Belwin String Builder, Bass. Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1960.
  • Etudes for Technic and Musicianship: Bass. 3 vols. Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1972-1976.

Bergh, Harris V.

  • String Positions. Evanston: Summy-Birchard, 1958.

[For violin, viola, cello, and string bass.]

Bornoff, George.

  • Bornoff’s Fiddler’s Holiday: For Solo Bass : with Piano or String Orchestra Accompaniment. Edited by George Bornoff ; bass adaptation by Allen Warner ; piano accompaniment by Don Wilson. New York: Carl Fischer, 1961.

[cited also under “Etudes – with Piano”]

Cheyette, Irving, and Edwin M. Salzman.

  • Beginning and Intermediate String Musicianship: For Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass. New York: Bourne, 1951.

Dupré, Robert.

  • Strings for Noel: Solo – Duet – Trio – Quartet – String Ensemble. Westbury, L.I., N.Y: Pro Art Publications, 1971.

[record holds a subject heading of “Double Bass Music” ; apprently a part of this collection is intended for bass as well]

Edwards, Arthur C.

  • Beginning String Class Method for Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass. [4th ed.] Dubuque, Iowa: W.M. Brown, 1985.
  • String Ensemble Method: Beginning Class Instruction in Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass. 3rd ed. Dubuque, Iowa: Wm. C. Brown Co, 1980.
  • String Ensemble Method: Beginning Class Instruction in Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass. 2nd ed. Dubuque, Iowa: W.C. Brown Co, 1973.
  • String Ensemble Method: For Teacher Education : Class Instruction in Violin, Viola, Cello, and Bass. Dubuque, Iowa: W.C. Brown, 1959.

Etling, Forest R.

  • Etling Intermediate String Techniques. Long Beach, CA: Highland/Etling, 1978.

Fischbach, Gerald F, and Robert S. Frost.

  • Viva Vibrato!: A Comprehensive, Friendly, and Effective Course of Study for the Development of Vibrato on Violin, Viola, Cello, and String Bass in Private or Group Instruction : String Bass. San Diego, Calif: N.A. Kjos Music Co, 1997.

Frost, Robert S.

  • Especially for Strings. String Bass. San Diego, Calif: N.A. Kjos Music Co, 1983.
  • Christmas Kaleidoscope: String Bass. San Diego, Calif: Neil A. Kjos Music, 1985.

[with available piano accomaniment]

  • Christmas Kaleidoscope II: String Bass. San Diego, Calif: Neil A. Kjos Music, 1990.

[with available piano accomaniment]

Gordon, Philip.

  • Orchestral Warm-Ups: For Orchestra or String Orchestra. New York: Carl Fischer, 1965.

[“v.6: Bass (04500)”]

Grunow, Richard F, Edwin Gordon, and Christopher D. Azzara.

  • Jump Right in: The Instrumental Series, Bass : Solo Book Three, Reading : an Instrumental Method Designed for Developing Audiation Skills and Executive Skills. Chicago, IL: G.I.A. Publications, 1996.
  • Jump Right in: The Instrumental Series, Bass : Solo Book, Reading : an Instrumental Method Designed for Developing Audiation Skills and Executive Skills. Chicago, IL: G.I.A. Publications, 1993.

[perhaps not a common representative of a “String Series” set, yet certainly a part of an “Instrumental Series” as indicated in the title]

Herfurth, C Paul.

  • A Tune a Day for String Bass: For String Bass Instruction by Individual Lessons or Class Tuition. Revised Edition. 2 vols. London: Chappell, 1958-1972.
  • A Tune a Day for String Bass: A Book for String Bass Instruction in Group, Public School Classes or Individual Lessons. 2 vols. Boston: Boston Music Co, 1958-1963.
  • A Tune a Day for String Bass. 2 vols. London: Chappell, 1963.

Hohmann, Christian H, Carl Henning, Franz Wohlfahrt, and Wendel Reese.

  • 22 Studies for Strings: For Individual or Class Instruction in Unison or Ensemble. Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1961.

Hudadoff, Igor.

  • A Rhythm a Day for Strings: For All String Instruments in Unison and Harmony : 276 Basic Rhythms, 14 Basic Orchestra Scales, Major and Minor Intervals : Instrumentation: Cello-Bass. Westbury, N. Y: Pro Art, 1945.
  • A Rhythm a Day: For Strings. for All String Instruments in Unison and Harmony ; 276 Basic Rhythms ; 14 Basic Orchestra Scales ; Major and Minor Intervals. Westbury, N.Y: Pro Art Publications, 1965.

Isaac, Merle J.

  • Preparatory Strings to the Belwin Orchestra Builder. Rockville Centre, N.Y: Belwin, 1955.

[Bass part]

  • Ensemble Time for Strings. Elgin, IL: Forest R. Etling, 1980.

Isaac, Merle J, Margrethe Monroe, Robert Leland, Barbara Adams, Anton Kroma, Pierre . Archet, and Lee Chiang.

  • Melody Book for Strings: Eleven Pieces for Young String Players. New York: Carl Fischer, 1954.

[For violin, viola, violoncello, double bass and piano]

Johnson, Harold M.

  • The Positions for All Strings: A Class Method : Studies in the Positions for String Orchestra. Chicago: H. T. Fitz Simons Company, 1940.

Keller, Marjorie M, and Maurice D. Taylor.

  • Easy Steps to the Orchestra: A Course for Beginning String Players, Suitable for Class or Individual Instruction or Any Combination of Violins, Viola, Cellos, and String Basses. New York: Mills Music, 1951.
  • Easy Steps to the Orchestra: Full Instrumentation. New York: Mills Music, 1952.

[v. 5. Bass]

Klotman, Robert H.

  • Action with Strings: A String Course and Book of Songs for Developing Beginning String Players. May Be Used for Individual or Class Instruction, Using Any Combination of String Players. San Antonio: Southern Music Co, 1963.

[Consists of teacher’s score and parts for violin, advanced violin, viola, cello, string bass and piano.]

Knechtel, A B.

  • 27 Études for Strings: Violin, Viola, Cello, Bass : Piano Accompaniment [and] Teacher’s Manuel. Toronto: G.V. Thompson, 1978.

Müller, J. Frederick.

  • 28 Etudes for Strings: Selected from the World Famous Etudes by De Beriot, Alard, Wohlfahrt, Hans Sitt, Kayser and Others. Rockville Centre, N.Y: Belwin, 1962.

[For violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano acc.]

  • Basic Scales and 2-Part Inventions: For Strings. Park Ridge, Ill: Kjos, 1969.

[vol. 3. String bass]

Müller, J. Frederick, and Harold W. Rusch.

  • Intermediate Etudes and Ensembles: Violin I, Violin Ii, Viola, Cello, String Bass, Pa. Acc. Park Ridge, Ill: Neil A. Kjos Music Co, 1968.
  • Rhythms and Rhythmic Bowings. Park Ridge, Ill: Neil A. Kjos, 1964.

[vol. String Bass]

  • String Choir: String Bass. Ensemble Selections Playable by a Combination of String Soloists or Sections or by the Entire Orchestra String Section. Park Ridge, Ill: N.A. Kjos Music Co, 1966.
  • String Method for Class or Individual Instruction: Violin-viola-cello-bass. Park Ridge, Ill: Neil A. Kjos Music, 1961.

Preston, Herbert M.

  • Direct Approach to the Higher Positions: For String Classes. Rockville Centre, N.Y: Belwin, 1954.

Rolland, Paul, and Edward Krolick.

  • Prelude to String Playing; Double Bass. New York, Boosey and Hawkes, 1972.

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.

Whistler, Harvey S.

  • Beginning Strings: The “world’s Masters” Method for Stringed Instruments ; a System of Teaching Violin, Viola, Cello and String-Bass with Piano Accompaniment Suitable for Class or Private Instruction. New York: C. Fischer, 1939.
  • Solos for Strings : String Bass Material, an Indispensible String Instrument Collection for Solo or Sectional Unison Playing, by Violin, Viola, Cello and String Bass. Chicago, Rubank, 1940.

Whistler, Harvey S, and Herman A. Hummel.

  • Elementary Scales and Bowings for Strings: String Bass. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 1955.
  • Intermediate Scales and Bowings for Strings. Chicago: Rubank, 1957.

[v. 4. bass]

  • Pre-ensemble Folio: For Strings. Chicago: Rubank, 1957.
  • Ensembles for Strings: An Indispensable Ensemble Collection for Stringed Instrument Groups, Suitable for Duet, Trio and Quartet Playing, As Well As String Orchestra Performance. Chicago: Rubank, 1949.

[v. 4 Bass]

  • String Time: An Elementary Ensemble Collection for Stringed Instrument Groups, Suitable for Duet, Trio, and Quartet Playing, As Well As String Orchestra Performance. Chicago: Rubank, 1949.

Spinosa, Frank, and Harold W. Rusch.

  • Fine Tuning: 50 Intermediate String Ensembles for Developing Solid Intonation & Tone Production. San Diego, Calif: Kjos, 1989.




Etudes – from an Orchestra Series set

As with “Etudes – from a String Series set” (above) this heading lists all the didactic materials intended for the collective/solo exercise written for the elementary and high school bands and orchestras. The same criteria in interpreting records were applied here as well.

Allen, Eric D, and Mark Urness.

  • Success in All Keys: For Double Bass : 81 Pages of Original Studies and Famous Excerpts for Individual Study. Geneva, Ill.: Better Bands and Orchestras, 2012.

Applebaum, Samuel.

  • Orchestral Bowing Etudes: For Bass. Rockville Centre, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1965.

Crider, Paula, Jack Saunders, Charles T. Menghini, and Garwood Whaley.

  • Essential Musicianship for Band: Masterwork Studies, String Bass. Milwaukee, Wi: Hal Leonard, 2004. CD ROM format.

Green, Eddie, John Benzer, and David Bertman.

  • Essential Musicianship for Band: Ensemble Concepts. String Bass. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 2004.

McLeod, James, and Norman Staska.

  • Rhythm Etudes: Rhythmic Independence Through Melodic and Harmonic Studies for Individuals, Small Ensembles or Large Instrumental Groups. Minneapolis: Schmitt, Hall & McCreary, 1966.

[although these etudes may fit several categories yet their primarily use appears to be for the collective orchestra instruction classes]

Phillippe, Roy, Larry Clark, and Joe Compello.

  • Classics for Solo Instruments and Play-Along Cd with Orchestra: Cello/bass. New York, NY: Carl Fischer, 2004.

Whistler, Harvey S, and Herman A. Hummel.

  • Solo & Ensemble Band Folio. Chicago: Rubank, 1948.

Without a Cited Author

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

[v. 24. Basses (A & D) ]




Etudes – Juvenile / Beginner




LISTED BY AUTHOR

Applebaum, Samuel.

  • First Position Etudes for Strings, Bass. Melville, N.Y: Belwin Mills, 1964.

Ayola, Edward L.

  • Winning Rhythms: A Winning Approach to Rhythm Skill Development for All Ages & All Instruments. San Diego, Calif: Kjos West, 1985.

Clark, Glenn W.

  • Double Bass Preparatory. Greensborough, Vic: Australian and New Zealand Cultural Arts Limited, 2003.

Davies, John, and Paul Harris.

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

Dehant, Jean-Loup.

  • Ma Première Année de Contrebasse. Paris: Combre, 1993.

Halahan, Guy.

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

McLachlan, Peter, and George Vance.

  • Knowing Music Inside Out: Book 1. Belair, S. Aust: NotePlay Pub, 1999.

[“This book is intended as a supplement to the Double Bass Training Repertoire Books 2 & 3 by George Vance.”]

Monohan, Thomas.

  • Melodic Studies for the Double Bass: An Early Beginners Book. Oakville, Ont: F. Harris Music Co, 1973.

O’Reilly, Sally.

  • String Rhythms for Classroom or Individual Study: String Bass. San Diego, Calif: N.A. Kjos Music Co, 1992.

Schäfer, Stefan.

  • Small World: For Young Double Bassists : a Beginner’s Guide to Position Playing for Double Bassists with Piano Accompaniment = Für Junge Kontrabassisten : Ein Lagenspielbuch Für Anfänger Auf Dem Kontrabass Mit Klavierbegleitung. Leipzig: F. Hofmeister, 2004.

Sheldon, Robert.

  • Double Bass: Book 1. Condell Park, N.S.W: Alfred Muisc Publishing, 2012.

Slatford, Rodney.

  • Yorke Studies for Double Bass. 2 vols. London: Yorke Edition, 1972-1984.

Spatz, Alice, and Gary Karr.

  • Bass-ic Essentials: A Tuneful Companion to the Gary Karr Doublebass Book 1. Oakdale, Calif: Amati productions, 1996.

Weber, Richard.

  • Musicall: 39 Familiar Melodies Using Only 6 Different Notes. New York: Musicall, 1970.





COLLECTIONS

  • Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading Tests: Abrsm Grades 1-5 : from 2012. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2011.
  • Double Bass Specimen Sight-Reading Tests: Abrsm Grades 6-8 : from 2012. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2011.
  • Specimen Sight-Reading Tests for Double Bass. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1998.

  • Graded Cello & Double Bass Sight-Reading: With a Progressive Teaching Guide : Preliminary to Grade 8. London: Guildhall School of Music & Drama, 1999.

  • Yorke Studies for Double Bass. 2 volumes. Edited By Rodney Slatford. London: Yorke Edition, 1984.
  • Yorke Studies for Double Bass. 2 volumes. London: Edited By Rodney Slatford. Yorke Editions, 1972.




Etudes – Jazz

The field of Jazz bass art is certainly different in its core didactic approach from the classical training, thus the perception of what is an exercise (or an etude) in jazz may differ too. Yet, since a great amount of bass exercise materials have been noted within the library records, this is the place where all of them will be listed. This Jazz “Etude” listing includes all technical exercises for jazz bass that are recognized as such and in addition also the transcriptions of solos which are often classified by libraries as “etudes”. Also, in many instances it was difficult to distinguish between a possible method structure or a purely exercise designed manuals, thus you may find here few citations that read “Method” although their content indicates more a type of a technical manual. For the full listing of Jazz Methods, please see the “Bass Methods – Jazz” heading in the Methods page.

Aebersold, Jamey, and Peter Blair.

  • Aebersold for Everyone: A Flexible Format for Jazz Groups with Non-Traditional Instrumentation : Bass. Dayton, Ohio: Heritage Jazz Works, 2003.

Azzolini, Giorgio.

  • Jazz Bass: Tutto Quello Che Il Bassista Jazz Deve Sapere. Milano: Edizioni Curci, 1984.

Baker, David.

  • Jazz Improvisation Method. 2: Strings : Cello and Bass Viol. Vol. 2. Chicago, Ill: Maher, 1976.

[“bass viol fingerings suggested by Paul Berner”]

Baker, David.

  • Modal & Contemporary Patterns for All Bass Clef Instruments. New York, N.Y: Charles Colin, 1980.

Baker, David.

  • Strings Cello and Bass Viol: Down Beat Music Workshop. Chicago, IL: Maher Publications, 1976.

Berg, Shelly.

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

Berger, David.

  • Contemporary Jazz Series: Bass. Edited by James Maxwell. New York: Charles Colin, 1983.

Busch, Sigi.

  • Jazz Bass Compendium. (Germany?): Advance Music, 1995.

Carter, Ron.

  • Building a Jazz Bass Line. New York: Ronald Carter Music Co, 1966.
  • Building a Jazz Bass Line. New York: Ronald Carter Music Co, 1971.
  • Building a Jazz Bass Line. New York: Ronald Carter Music Comp, 1974.
  • Building a Jazz Bass Line. New York: Ronald Carter, 1976.
  • Ron Carter Bass Lines: Exactly As Recorded : Transcribed from Volume 6, “all Bird” Record, of Jamey Aebersold’s Play-a-Long Series. Transcribed by Thomas Hilliker and John Goldsby. Edited by Jamey Aebersold and Glenn Fisher. New Albany, Ind: Jamey Aebersold, 1979.
  • Ron Carter Bass Lines: Transcribed from Volume 35 Cedar Walton. Transcribed by Fred Boaden. New Albany, Ind: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, 1988.

Carter, Ron, Charlie Parker, Thomas Hilliker, John Goldsby, Jamey Aebersold, and Philip Bailey.

  • Bass Lines. New Albany: Aebersold, 1979.

Chambers, Paul, Teddy Kotick, Ray Brown, Jack Pettis, Cor Steyn, Eddy Safranski, Percy Heath, Wilbur Ware, Leroy Vinnegar, and Harold Miller.

  • Bebop Bass: A Collection of Transcribed Bass Lines and Solo Choruses. Miami, Florida: Studio 224, 1981.

Coolman, Todd.

  • The Bass Tradition: Past, Present, Future. New Albany, IN: J. Aebersold, 1985.
  • The Bottom Line: The Ultimate Bass Line Book. New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, Inc, 1990.

Cranshaw, Bob.

  • Bob Cranshaw Bass Lines: Exactly As Recorded. Transcribed by Fred Boaden, Edited by Jamey Aebersold. New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold, 1988.

Davis, Richard.

  • Walking on Chords: String Bass and Tuba. New York: RRR Music Pub, 1969.

[“Walking” and “Chords” suggest a Jazz heading, otherwise the library record does not specify a music genre]

  • Walking on Chords for String Bass and Tuba. Black Earth, WI: Sympatico Music Pub, 1969.

Dvořak, Milan.

  • Jazzové Klavírní Etudy =: Jazz-klavier-etüden. Praha: Editio Supraphon, 1971.

[Includes 25 studies for piano only, followed by studies for piano and double bass.]

Gertz, Bruce.

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

Giffoni, Adriano, and Luciano Alves.

  • Música Brasileira Para Contrabaixo: Acompanha Cd Com 90 Trilhas Gravadas : Demonstrações E Exercícios Com Ritmos Brasileiros. São Paulo, Brasil: Irmãos Vitale, 1997.

Gill, Paul.

  • Easy Jazz Conception: Bass Lines. Transcribed by Jim Snidero. Rottenburg, Allemagne: Advance Music, 2000.

Goldsby, John.

  • Jazz Bowing Techniques for the Improvising Bassist: A New Approach to Playing Arco Jazz. New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, 2009.
  • Bowing Techniques for the Improvising Bassist: A New Approach to Playing Arco Jazz. Edited by Claiborne Ray. New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, 1994.
  • Bowing Techniques for the Improvising Bassist: A New Approach to Playing Arco Jazz. New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, 1990.

Jackson, Clarence P.

  • How to Play Jazz Bass Lines: A Study in the Styles of Ray Brown, Ron Carter, & Paul Chambers. n.p.: Hornpipe Music Pub. Co, 1980.

Kazez, Daniel.

  • The Rhythm Book. Athens, Ohio: Accura Music, 1994.

[a general manual with rhythm exercises intended for all instruments – cited in Grodner (2000) p. 17, and also here for possible benefit]

Laird, Rick.

  • Improvising Jazz Bass. New York, N.Y: Amsco Publications, 1980.
  • Jazz Riffs: For Bass. New York: Amsco Music Pub. Co, 1978.

Miller, Harold.

  • Bebop Bass: A Collection of Transcribed Bass Lines & Solo Choruses for Upright or Electric Bass. Lebanon, Ind: Studio 224, 1981.

Mintzer, Bob.

  • 14 Blues & Funk Etudes: Bass Clef Instruments. Edited by Larry Clark. Miami, Fla: Mintzer Music Co, 1996.

[cited also under “Etudes – Electric Bass”]

Mooney, Steven.

  • Building a 12 Key Facility for the Jazz Bassist: Book 1. Astoria, NY: Waterfall Pub. House, 2012.

Patitucci, John.

  • 60 Melodic Etudes for Acoustic and Electric Bass. New York, NY: C. Fischer, 2005.

Pliskow, Dan.

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

Puerto, Carlos , Silvio Vergara, and Chuck Sher.

  • The True Cuban Bass =: El Verdadero Bajo Cubano. Petaluma, CA: Sher Music, 1998.

Ramírez, Ray.

  • The Swing of the Latin Bass. Lawndale, CA: A.D.G. Productions, 2004.

Reid, Rufus.

  • Evolving Upward: An Aid in Developing Thumb Position Technique for the Double Bass. Teaneck, N.J: Myriad Ltd, 1977. [book II]
  • The Evolving Bassist: A Comprehensive Methods in Developing a Total Musical Concept for the Aspring Jazz Bass Player. Chicago: Myriad Ltd, 2000.
  • The Evolving Bassist: An Aid in Developing a Total Music Concept :for the Double Bass and the Electric Bass = Eine Anleitung Zur Entwicklung Eines Musikalischen Gesamtkonzepts, Für Kontrabass Und Elektrobass = Aide Au Développement D’un Concept Total De La Musique, Pour La Contrebasse Et La Basse Électrique. Teaneck, N.J: Myriad Ltd, 1983.

Roidinger, Adelhard.

  • Der Kontrabass Im Jazz. Wien: Universal Edition, 1980.

Sher, Chuck, and Marc Johnson.

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

Smith, Putter.

  • Improvising Handbook: For Double Bass and Bass Clef Instruments. Los Angeles, CA: Ludwin Music, 2000.

Snidero, Jim.

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

Snidero, Jim, Kenny Washington, Peter Washington, and Mike LeDonne.

  • Jazz Conception: 15 Solo Etudes for Jazz Phrasing, Interpretation and Improvisation : Bass. Germany?: Advance Music, 1996.

Snidero, Jim, Peter Washington, Mike LeDonne, and Kenny Washington.

  • Conception: 21 Solo Etudes for Jazz Phrasing, Interpretation and Improvisation : Bass. Germany?: Advance Music, 1996-1997.

Spiller, Lothar.

  • Rhythmisch-stilistische Studien Für Bass / Bassgitarre: Rhythmic and Stylistic Studies for Bass / Guitar Bass. 2 vols. Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1968-1972.

[cited also under “Etudes – Electric Bass”]

Sorenson, Dean.

  • Standard of Excellence: Jazz Combo Session for Group or Individual Study. San Diego, Cal: Kjos, 2001.

[cited also under “Etudes – Electric Bass”]

Stewart, Slam.

  • String Bass Styles: Improvising for String Bass. Edited by David Gornston. New York: Edwin H. Morris, 1944.

Stinnett, Jim.

  • Creating Jazz Bass Lines. n.p.: Stinnett Music, 1988.

[from a library record: “Jazz exercises for double bass and electric bass.”][cited also under Etudes – Electric Bass]

Stuart, Walter.

  • Jazz Improvising: For All Bass Instruments. New York, N.Y: C. Colin, 1973.
  • Jazz Improvising for All Bass Instruments. New York: New Sounds in Modern Music, 1961.
  • Jazz Scales: For All Bass Clef Instruments. New York: Charles Colin, 1978.
  • Jazz Scales: For All Bass Clef Instruments. New York: Chas. Colin, 1963.

Stuart, Walter, Bugs Bower, and Stan Applebaum.

  • Encyclopedia of Jazz Improvisations: 6 Great Books in One for All Bass Clef Instruments. New York: C. Colin, 1978.

Tarto, Joe.

  • Bass Noodles: 100 Breaks, Modulation Breaks and Hot Choruses for Tuba, Trombone, Mellophone, String Bass and Baritone Saxophone. New York: Alfred, 1929.

[classified under subject heading as “Double bass — Studies and exercises (Jazz)” and thus possibly one of the oldest jazz bass etude collections?]

Terego, Al.

  • Five Jazz Choruses: For String Bass. Beverly, N.J: Swing Lane Publications, 1963.
  • Five More Jazz Choruses: For String Bass. Beverly, N.J: Swing Lane Publications, 1963.

Wheeler, Tyrone.

  • Maiden Voyage Bass Lines. Transcribed by Evan Barker. New Albany, IN: Jamey Aebersold Jazz, 2011.

Winters, Tiny.

  • Swing Phrases and Fill-Ins for the String Bass. London: J.R. Lafleur & Son, 1943.

Wootten, Red.

  • Supplemental Studies for Electric Bass, String Bass, Tuba. Hollywood, Calif: Try Pub. Co, 1967.




Etudes – Electric Bass

Cited are all the manuals that are designed to offer technical advancement on the Electric bass and may not be recognized as an Electric bass Method. For the full listing of Electric bass methods please see the “Bass Methods – Electric Bass” heading on the Bass Methods page.

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.

Clayton, Stuart.

  • The Bass Player’s Guide to Scales & Modes: A Step by Step Approach to Mastering the Fretboard. Barnstaple: Bassline Pub, 2011.

Hungerford, Jay.

  • Mel Bay Presents Walking Jazz Lines for Bass. Pacific, MO: Mel Bay Publications, 2002.

Laird, Rick.

  • Improvising Jazz Bass. New York: Amsco Publications, 1983.
  • Improvising Jazz Bass. New York, N.Y: Amsco Publications, 1980.

[Principally studies and exercises for bass guitar or double bass]

Mintzer, Bob.

  • 14 Blues & Funk Etudes: Bass Clef Instruments. Edited by Larry Clark. Miami, Fla: Mintzer Music Co, 1996.

[cited also under “Etudes – Jazz”]

Monoxelos, Dino.

  • Odd-meter Bassics. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 1998.

Patitucci, John.

  • 60 Melodic Etudes for Acoustic and Electric Bass. New York, NY: C. Fischer, 2005.

[also cited under “Etudes – Jazz”]

  • Electric Bass. New York: Manhattan Music, 1991.

Schütz, Hans.

  • Rhythmische Studien Und Stücke Für Bassgitarre (kontrabass). Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1986.

Sorenson, Dean.

  • Standard of Excellence: Jazz Combo Session for Group or Individual Study. San Diego, Cal: Kjos, 2001.

[cited also under “Etudes – Jazz”]

Spiller, Lothar.

  • Rhythmisch-stilistische Studien Für Bass / Bassgitarre: Rhythmic and Stylistic Studies for Bass / Guitar Bass. 2 vols. Leipzig: Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1968-1972.

[cited also under “Etudes – Jazz”]

Stinnett, Jim.

  • All Cows Eat Grass. Berkley, Calif.?: Stinnett Music, 2005.
  • Creating Jazz Bass Lines. n.p.: Stinnett Music, 1988.

[from a library record: “Jazz exercises for double bass and electric bass.”]
[cited also under Etudes – Jazz]

Tenzi, Massimo.

  • 110 Ritmi per Batteria, Chitarra e Chitarra Basso. Ancona : Berben, 1967. (Reprint 1992)

Wootten, Red.

  • Supplemental Studies for Electric Bass, String Bass, Tuba. Hollywood, Calif: Try Pub. Co, 1967.




Scales & Arpeggios

Since in some instances the Scales & Arpeggios manuals offer also the other etudes and exercises, those titles are cross-referenced above.

Brown, Kevin.

  • Compendium of Common and Not-so-Common Scales and Arpeggios in Two Octaves for Double Bass. n.p: n.p, 2004.

Brown, Susan C, and Robert Nairn.

  • Two Octave Scales and Bowings: A Basic Scale Study for the Intermediate String Student. Madison Heights, Mich: Tempo Press, 2009.

Caimmi, Italo.

  • Scale, Essercizi e Studi per Contrabasso. Milano: R. Fantuzzi, 1902.

Cruft, Eugene, and Adrian Cruft.

  • Double Bass Scales and Arpeggios & Specimen Sight-Reading Tests. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1981.

Edlund, Ian.

  • Scale Studies for Double Bass. Olympia, Wash: String Instrument Specialists, 2005.

[possibly a juvenile level?]

Flesch, Carl, and Gerd Reinke.

  • Das Skalensystem: Tonleiterübungen Durch Alle Dur Und Moll-Tonarten Für Das Tägliche Studium = Scale System. Berlin: Ries & Erler, 1994.
  • Scale System: Scale Exercises in All Major and Minor Keys for Daily Study. Berlin, Germany: Ries & Erler, New York : C. Fischer, 1994.

Gadziński, Wiktor.

  • Gamy I Pasaże Na Kontrabas =: Scales and Arpeggios for Double-Bass. Kraków: Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, 1987.
  • Gamy I Pasaże =: Scales and Arpeggios : for Double-Bass = Tonleitern Und Passagen : Für Kontrabass : Na Kontrabas. Kraków: Polskie Wydaw. Muzyczne, 1981.

Gamberini, Francesco.

  • Scale E Arpeggi Per Contrabasso a 4 E 5 Corde. Milano: Edizioni Curci, 1952.

Gasparini, Ferdinand.

  • Gammes & Arpèges Pratiques =: Praktische Tonleiter Und Arpeggien-Studien = Practical Scales and Arpeggios : Pour Contrebasse. Paris: Costallat, 1909.

Guglielmi, Giordano Giuseppe.

  • Studi Superiori Di Contrabbasso: Scale – Esercizi – Studi (VIII e IX Corso) = Higher Studies of Double Bass : Scales – Exercises – Studies (VIII and IX Course). Ancona: Bèrben Edizioni Musicali, 1992.

Hellouin, Pierre.

  • Traite Des Gammes a La Contrebasse a 4 Et 5 Cordes =: Treatise on the Scales for Double Bass of 4 Strings & 5 Strings. 3 vols. Paris: Leduc, 1985.

[vol. 1, 1er cycle ; vol. 2, 2e cycle A : de la gamme simple à la gamme en octaves ; vol. 3, 2e cycle B : intervalles (à partir de la tonique), arpèges, gammes chromatiques, tierces en doubles cordes]

Hrabě, Josef.

  • Scale Studies: For Double Bass. Edited by and David Heyes. Templecombe, Somerset: Recital Music, 2004.

Hoag, Charles.

  • The New Scale Book: Foundation Studies in 20th Century Music for Double Bass. Bryn Mawr, Pa: Presser, 1991.

Hood, John.

  • Three Octave Tune-Up. Philadelphia: Douglas Mapp Music, n.d.

Inglese, Antonio.

  • Esercizi Per Contrabasso: Sulle Scale a 2 e 3 Ottave e per Terze. Padova: G. Zanibon, 1970.

Khomenko, Vladimir.

  • [New Method of Scales and Arpeggios for Double Bass]. Moscow State Music Publishers, 1953.

Madensky, Eduard.

  • Kontrabass-studien : Etudes Pour Contrebasse : Double Bass Studies. 2 vols. Wien: Universal Edition, 1941.

[vol. 1, Studies in chords — vol. 2, Instructive scale and chord studies]

Marangoni, Giuseppe Maria.

  • Scale ed esercizi preparatori per la tecnica superiore e 43 studi con accompagnamento del violoncello basato sulle 24 tonalita. As part of Scuola Teorico-Pratica: Del Contrabbasso. Bologna: Edizioni Bongiovanni, [1960]

[cited also in “Etudes – Duos”]

Marchetti, Ugo.

  • Scale per Contrabbasso. Bologna : Bongiovanni, [19–]

Morton, Mark A.

  • Dr. Morton’s Miraculous Arpeggio Fingerings for the Double Bass. Lubbock, Texas: Basso-Profondo Publications, 2001.
  • Dr. Morton’s Miraculous Arpeggio Fingerings for the Double Bass. Columbus, Ohio: Basso Profondo Publications, 1991.
  • Dr. Morton’s Primer Scale & Arpeggio Fingerings for the Double Bass. Columbus, OH: Basso-Profondo Publications, 2001.
  • Dr. Morton’s Primer Scale & Arpeggio Fingerings for the Double Bass. Lubbock, Texas: Basso-Profondo Publications, 2000.
  • Dr. Morton’s Primer Scale Fingerings for the Double Bass. Columbus, Ohio: Basso-Profondo Publications, 1995.
  • Dr. Morton’s Primer Scale Fingerings for the Double Bass. Columbus, OH: Basso Profondo Publications, 1991.

Proskurin, W. N.

  • Tonleitern und Arpeggi. n.p:Jurgenson, n.d.

[a Russian manual, likely form the beginning of 20th century, cited in Planyavsky (1984) p. 725]

Prunner, Joseph.

  • Studii Progresive Pentru Contrabas: Game Şi Intervale in Modul Minor Melodic. Romania?: Editura de Stat Pentru Literatură şi Artv, 1955.
  • Progressive Studies for the Double Bass. Edited and Revised by Daniel Stotz. 2 vols. [Phoenix, Arizona] : MMHCmusicpublications, 2013.

Robinson, Harold.

  • Boardwalkin’. Wyncote, PA: Bass Is, 1996.

Robinson, Harold, and George Vance.

  • Scales and Arpeggios. Woodbridge, Va: The Bass Project, 1987.

Ruggeri, Roger.

  • An Instrumentalist’s Companion: (a Daily Routine of Scales and Arpeggios). Milwaukee, Wis: R. Ruggeri, 1989.

Schneikart, Heinrich, and Edouard Madensky.

  • Skalen-und Akkordstudien: Für Kontrabass. Wien: Doblinger, 1990.

[based on scale and accord etudes by Eduard Madensky, published in 1913 by Universal Edition]

Schwabe, Oswald.

  • Tonleiter-studien =: (scale-studies) : Für Contrabass. Leipzig: F. Kistner, [18–]
  • Scale Studies: For String Bass. Edited by Frederick Zimmermann. New York City: International Music, 1948.

Simandl, Franz.

  • Tonleiter Und Gebrochene Akkord-Studien: Studies of Scales and Arpeggios. n.p, 1900.

Stirz, Hans.

  • Tonleiter-studien. Berlin: Friedr. Friede, 1930.

[cited also under “Etudes”]

Streicher, Ludwig.

  • Tonleiter Und Akkordstudien: Fur Kontrabass = Scale and Chord Studies : for Double Bass. Wien: Doblinger, 2000.

Shmuklovsky, Dmitry.

  • Newest System of Scale Studies for Mastering Playing of the Double Bass. New York: C. Fischer, 1929.
  • Three Octave Scales and Arpeggios: For Double Bass. Preface by Lucas Drew. Boca Raton, Fla.: St. Francis Music Publications, 2006.
  • Scales, Triads, and Exercises for String Bass Beginners. Arranged by Lucas Drew. New York: C. Fischer, 1964.

Tibay, Zsolt.

  • Többcélú Skálagyakorlatok Nagybögöre. Budapest : Eötvös József Könyvykiadó, 1998.

[multipurpose scale exercises for double bass]

Trumpf, Klaus.

  • Kompendium Der Kontrabass-Bogentechnik =: Compendium of Bowing Techniques for the Double Bass. 2 vols. Leipzig: VEB Deutscher Verlag für Musik, 1988.

Warnecke, Friedrich.

  • Tägliche Studien: Aus Das Studium Des Contrabassspiels : 39 Tonleiter-Studien = Daily Studies : from the Study of the Double-Bass : 39 Scale-Studies. Hannover: Louis Oertel, [19–]

Witzel, Bert.

  • Scales for the Double Bass: One, Two and Three Octave Major and Minor Scales and Arpeggios for the Double Bass. [Louisville, Kentucky?] : Bert Witzel, 2013.




Scales & Arpeggios – Arranged

Flesch, Carl.

  • Scale System: Scale Exercises in All Major and Minor Keys for Daily Study. Edited by Gerd Reinke. Berlin, Germany: Ries & Erler, 1994.
  • Scale System for Double Bass: Scale Exercises in All Major and Minor Keys for Daily Study. Arranged by Gerd Reinke. New York: C. Fischer, 1988.




Scales & Arpeggios – from a String Series set

Applebaum, Samuel.

  • Scales for Strings, Bass: Supplementary Studies to Develop the String Ensemble. Melville, N.Y.: Belwin Mills, 1962.

Whistler, Harvey S, and Herman A. Hummel.

  • Elementary Scales and Bowings for Strings: String Bass. Chicago: Rubank, 1955.




Scales & Arpeggios – Juvenile / Beginner

LISTED BY AUTHOR

Cruft, Eugene.

  • Official Book of Scales and Arpeggios for Double Bass: (grades 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8). London: Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, 1974.

Whistler, Harvey S, and Herman A. Hummel.

  • Intermediate Scales and Bowings for Strings. Chicago: Rubank, 1957.

[from a String Series set]

 –

Whistler, Harvey S, and Herman A. Hummel.

  • Elementary Scales and Bowings for Strings: String Bass. Milwaukee, WI: Hal Leonard, 1955.

[from a String Series set]

Stewart, Rodney.

  • Double Bass Scales and Arpeggios. 2 Books. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 1990-1994.

COLLECTIONS

  • Double Bass Scales & Arpeggios: Abrsm Grades 1-5 : from 2012. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2011.
  • Double Bass Scales & Arpeggios: Abrsm Grades 6-8 : from 2012. London: Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, 2011.
  • Scales and Arpeggios for Double Bass. London: Trinity College, 1997.

[scales and arpeggios required for Initial and Grades One to Eight]

  • Scales and Arpeggios for Double Bass: Grades 1-5. London: Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music, 1990.
  • Scales and Arpeggios for Double Bass: Grades 6-8. London: Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music, 1990.–

Thanks to Igor Pecevsky

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

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"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 & his New Three Concertos for doublebass (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