Gaelen McCormick/Franz Wohlfahrt: Mastering The Bow Part 1 - Studies For Bass

Books | Double Bass

Publisher: Carl Fischer
Composer: Franz Wohlfahrt
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
The goal of Mastering The Bow Part 1 is to help bassists expand their tonal vocabularies: to learn to make a wide variety of colours and shapes with music. The left hand makes no sound; it is the bow that creates articulations, rhythms, and rises and falls within a phrase.

Using the famous Franz Wohlfahrt Studies for Violin as the basis, Gaelen McCormick has selected and edited these etudes to teach and reinforce bowing techniques for the bass. Quite simply, there is no other book out there for string bass players that addresses bow technique in this manner, and Mastering the Bow will greatly enhance the pedagogical repertoire for the instruction of the bass.

All bassists should have this as part of their study materials. For beginning to intermediate players.
ISBN: 9780825891854
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 29 April 2013
No of pages: 48
Language: English
Catalogue No: CFBF87

        Musicroom Reviews

        I want to thank "BathJan" for the kind review! The goal, as you have seen, is to keep the book progressing without asking too much of the left hand. I was frustrated in my own teaching trying to find material that focused on the right hand in a simpler manner. I'm glad you are enjoying using the book! Book 2 will come out within the year, and will be on developing spiccato. Please let me know what other teaching materials you would enjoy using. I'm always looking to expand our repertoire.
        Anonymous - (Rochester, NY)
        As a double bass teacher, it's such a relief to finally have a book from which my pupils can systematically learn good foundation bow techniques without having to deal with distracting notational or expressive difficulties. Each exercise takes up a page - so a nice clear layout compared to, say, Simandl, which I've had to make do with all these years. The material builds up progressively through the positions, so is suitable for youngsters working through grades as well as jazz players wanting to learn classical bowing techniques. All the techniques are presented within expressive musical context, so it is as much a book about articulation as about physical skill. Highly recommended.
        Anonymous - (Bath, United Kingdom)