Post con il tag: "(scales)"
14. dicembre 2009
Without a doubt The Bass Gang (the italian quartett of double bass) is considered one of the best classical-bass-ensemble in the world, some critics talk about them as the best. But imho they have great skills under these points of view. Antonio Sciancalepore, Alberto Bocini, Andrea Pighi and, last but not least Amerigo Bernardi (quartett's members) have an important thing in common: they all play in great italian Orchestra. Well, they also teach, play as soloist and so on ... but the great...
28. gennaio 2009
If you like to find more exercises about the Thumb Positions (Cr.-S.cr - Diat.) following Petracchi's School, you might give a look at these new exercises which I have added in the section "Technique for double bass" and written by maestro MICHELE CELLARO. BTW., in all the site you can find something interesting ... I hope!
30. dicembre 2008
I've posted a photo of mine in which it's possible to see an ARCUS SINFONIA, a carbon fiber bow. I think the price today is about Euro 1.600. Why do I talk of his price and not about its performances? Simply because I think it's to much to sell a carbon fiber with some skills positive and other negative at that price. Naturaly, imho! I had the chance to buy it at another price. My students use a Carbondix and there's not so much difference. Btw. it seems that its sound travels at 7000 meters...
18. dicembre 2008
Sometimes someone asks me why I suggest some Cds, Dvds or pictures. Well there's no reason! I teach double bass and I don't have any records to sell. So in my little I provide my "personal vision" of how a website should be. I don't know if this is a good work. I would show all classic Cd for double bass. Probably, little by little I will suggest you my favorites. Best regards.
17. dicembre 2008
I've written some scales (no arpeggio, sorry) just to illustate a quite good system to finger. Surely it's not best but neither the worst!! I repeat it's a system that has got a own logic. At the end you can play Bottesini Tarantella also with the first finger, or if your are a talent every sort of fingerings for you are correct. It's the last problem! But we must give a good vision to student, both at the neck or in thumb position, and eventualy also to explain why a finger is better than...
10. dicembre 2008
Today I've written another scale with the main concepts taken fro maestro Franco Petracchi, a book that every serious doublebass player should have, also simply to analyzed differents ideas. It's important to put fingerings with a "ratio" (reason) because it will be easier to memorized the different passeges. Let's go on!