This course is designed for bassists wanting to improve their classical double bass playing through a series of focussed orchestral excerpts. It's also a great fit for those preparing for orchestral auditions as it features popular audition excerpts. It comprises 46 lessons over three hours of video and covers six detailed orchestral excerpts:
- Richard Wagner, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Overture (mm. 158-207)
- Wolfgang Amadeus, Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E♭ major, Introduction and Exposition (movement I: mm. 13-21 and mm. 40-97)
- Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Scherzo and Trio (movement III: mm. 1-100 and mm. 140-218)
- Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 1 in D major, bass solo from movement III (mm. 3-10)
Transcriptions of all the excerpts and exercises are included, so you have everything you need to practice at home. Joseph goes through each musical example in detail, creating etudes out of the excerpts and focussing on techniques such as shifting, articulations, fingering choices, phrasing, breathing, rhythm and much more. He shares his thorough approach to the pieces to create engaging and technical performances to help you win that audition or simply improve your classical playing.
This course is available to stream online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.