Author Archives: Jonas

Oscar Pettiford movie footage

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Dutch Double Bass Festival on May, 20. + 21, 2017

Double Bass legends Gary Karr and John Patitucci will be performing at the first edition of the Dutch Double Bass Festival. The festival is an initiative of double bassist James Oesi and takes place from the 19th to the 21st … Continue reading

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The ”chromatic endpin“ project at Kickstarter

    Bassist Emilio Guarino from New Jersey (USA) has designed an angled endpin, and in order to mass-produce this endpin, he asks for support at Kickstarter: Angled bass endpins were first adopted by Francois Rabbath and his students, but thanks … Continue reading

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Herb Ellis about playing rhythm

Unless it’s your group, people want you to play behind them. And they love it when you play great solos – but let’s face it: they don’t care as long as they are playing great solos. – guitarist Herb Ellis

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Octobass at the Montreal Symphony

The Montreal Symphony Orchestra has added a new instrument to their ensemble – an Octobass (3.6 meter tall, 131 kg weight) The acquisition will make the Canadian orchestra the world’s first to own one of the giant basses.

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Thelonius Monk’s List of Tips for Playing a Gig

Transcribed by soprano sax player Steve Lacy in a spiral-bound notebook, Thelonious Monk created a primer of do’s and don’ts for club musicians. Here’s a transcript of the text: Just because you’re not a drummer, doesn’t mean that you don’t have to … Continue reading

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How playing the double bass benefits your brain

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At Michael Hartery’s workshop

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BCE – 22 Type: piezo Mode: passive Preamp: – The transducers piezo-elements is embedded in a piece of rubber and wedged under the bridge wings. Comes with 1/4 stereo jack, each sensor can be amplified separately. BAE S4 Type: piezo … Continue reading

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Microphone manufacturer Schoeps offers two microphone mounts for double bass. Model VA4 mounts to the ribs, and VA5 mounts to the bridge. Both work with Schopes microphones CCM2 or CCM8 (capsules MK 2 or MK 8)

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