“An Introduction to Double Bass Playing” is the culmination of over a decade of playing, teaching, studying, and practicing. It began as a small packet for a summer music camp and subsequently grew exponentially. The book addresses many aspects of double bass playing and pedagogy including exercises, examples, and fingerings that teachers have used over the years but never written down. Its purpose is to add to the reader’s knowledge and complement bass study, providing a springboard for further work and study. It’s a great resource for public school teachers (especially non bassists), students, education majors, music minors, parents and anyone interested in the double bass. It is a wonderful companion for studio classes and private lessons. The Double Bassist (now with The Strad) says it is “…full of sound and useful advice.” Read their review.
It is now available as a multi-media book for the iPad.
Here’s an article I wrote on Zen and music education.
Zen and Music Education
I have also begun putting many of my educational creations up on my other blog, The Evolving Educator.