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Upright Bass Method and Study Books

Book Description Price
Clarus+ BB-001

Franz Simandl, New Method for Double Bass
Franz Simandl, New Method for Double Bass (Stuart Sankey edition) #1 book for beginners and students.


Montanari 14 Studies BB-002

Montanari 14 Studies
Hrabe, 86 Etudes for String Bass, Volume 1 BB-008

Hrabe, 86 Etudes for String Bass, Volume 1
Hrabe 86 Etudes, Volume 2 BB-003

Hrabe, 86 Etudes, Volume 2

Storch-Hrabe, 57 Studies, Volume 1 (Zimmerman)

Storch-Hrabe, 57 Studies, Volume 2 (Zimmerman) BB-004

Storch-Hrabe, 57 Studies, Volume 2 (Zimmerman)
Kruetzer, 18 Studies BB-005

Kruetzer, 18 Studies
Simandl, Gradus Ad Parnassum, Volume 1 BB-006

Simandl, Gradus Ad Parnassum, Volume 1
Simandl, Gradus Ad Parnassum, Volume 2 BB-007

Simandl, Gradus Ad Parnassum, Volume 2

An Introduction to Double Bass Playing, but Peter Tambroni.  Excellent book for beginners and schools.


A Contemporary Concept of Bowing Technique For The Double Bass, by Frederick Zimmermann ( a good bowing technique book!)

Levinson Agility Bass Book BB-007EL

The School of Agility, A Technical Method of the Sale System for String Bass, by Eugene Levinson (long time principal bass in NY Philharmonic).  This is a great book (system) of fingerings and scales. A must have, as are the O'brien, Grodner and Bradetich books. More about Eugene Levinson School of Agility book.


Double Bass Notebook by Orin O'Brien.  This is good book that Orin as put together. A long time bass player with the NY Philharmonic and very successful college bass professor.  The book includes several meaningful exercises, etudes, explanations, excerpts as well as very practical advice on practice, auditions etc... (If you are a serious bass player, this book is an important and useful tool and can be used for many years of study.  A great book!  Read more about Orin O'Brien's Bass Book


A Double Bassist's Guide to Refining Performance Practices by Murray Grodner.  This book, like the one above (O'brien) is a MUST have book for any serious student or professional embarking on a career of playing the double bass.  The book covers lots of intricate details that one doesn't usually find in the typical music book.  Physical performance techniques, perfecting techniques using scales, exercises, orchestral excerpts (very detailed) plus essays and his thoughts on pursuing a career in music.  Too much to list here, so see the page we have for Murray Grodner.


The Ultimate Challenge by Jeff Bradetich

A great, new book that for any college student, should be ordered with the above Grodner and O'Brien books.  Mr. Bradetich, who is an acclaimed player and teacher, has written a very detailed and challenging book.  Not cheap, but worth the price!  Lots of things to learn and practice from this book, no matter what level you are at.  Here is descriptive page that lists what is inside, see Bradetich, The Ultimate Challenge.

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