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. leftshoebassstudio.blogspot.com
- (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.
- (Bath, United Kingdom)