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Progressive Repertoire for the Double Bass - Volume 1

Volume 1

By George Vance

Chamber String bass (Double Bass)
Volume 1. Composed by George Vance and Annette Costanzi. SWS. Back To School. Instructional, Repertoire and Play Along. Instructional book and online audio. With bowings and fingerings. 37 pages. Carl Fischer Music #O5427. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.O5427).

Item Number: CF.O5427

ISBN 9780825833298. 9x12 inches. Text: Annette Costanzi; George Vance.

George Vance has produced a new approach to the teaching of the double bass which has resulted in an excellent method for both the young and adult beginner and the advanced player. His design of introducing primarily the intervals of octaves, fifths and fourths is a logical step to ready the student for the smaller intervals which are not as easy to hear accurately. His system is a superb preparation for the aspiring student to pursue other methods of higher technique, such as that of Francois Rabbath.

  • Bowings Variations on 'Shor'nin' Bread'  American Folk Song
  • Scotland's Burning  English Folk Song
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star (Theme)  French Folk Song
  • Lightly Row  German Folk Song
  • Reuben And Rachel  American Folk Song
  • Fox and Goose  German Folk Song
  • Go Tell Aunt Rhody  American Folk Song
  • Lavender's Blue  English Folk Song
  • Go 'way, old Man  American Folk Song
  • Bobby Shaftoe  English Folk Song
  • O Come, Little Children  German Folk Song
  • Country Dance  George Vance
  • Abschied (Farewell)  German Folk Song
  • Music Box  Folk Song
  • D Major Scale and Arpeggio 
  • Variations 
  • Sheep May Safely Graze  J.S. Bach
  • 6th positon harmonics 
  • Did You Ever See A Lassie?  Folk Song
  • The Happy Farmer  Schumann
  • Solo from SYmphony No. 1 (3rd Movement)  Winston Jack Budrow
  • Irlandais  George Vance
  • Saraband  George Vance
  • Bagatelle  George Vance
  • Tuning Procedure 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Roger C
    London, UK
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  • June 25, 2012 A Significant Work

    (Where I'm coming from: professional wind musician of many years standing, I've messed around with bass from time to time, mainly jazz pizz style, but now interested in learning properly - with a bow!)This is certainly different from any other bass method I've encountered & I like the...

    alternative approach. For me it complements what I've done already but I don't have enough experience on bass to judge how suitable it would be for beginners (even though I'm almost one myself). I shall certainly explore the later volumes of this series.

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  • February 10, 2012 The Gold Standard for teaching bass

    This book is the gold standard for teaching a beginner to learn how to play bass. With this volume the entire geography of the fingerboard is introduced to the student in an easily attainable method. In subsequent volumes, more advance left and right hand techniques are explored ending with a...

    concerto movement from the standard repertoire for bass. Thoughtful, thorough, and pushes the student to their maximum potential.

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  • February 06, 2012 Outstanding!

    George Vance left us his legacy in his method books. By combining the simplified Rabbath fingering system with the educational principals of Suzuki this book and the subsequent volumes teach the novice bassist a way to play the instrument in a manner that is fun, liberating and fearless. The results...

    my students have had with these books has been phenomenal. It is the "new" way to learn the bass.

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