Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum
About This Show
Contrabass Conversations features interviews and performances from top leaders in the world of the bass. Podcast host Jason Heath dives deep into what makes these world-class artists tick. With 1.3 million downloads and counting, Contrabass Conversations is the most popular podcast for double bassists. Join the community and experience life on the low end of the spectrum!
Most Recent Episode
336: Practicing Technique - Advice from the Masters
3 days ago
Today’s episode is a deep dive into the concept of abstract technique—what we work on each and every day on the instrument, both to stay in shape technically and keep moving forward in terms of skill. Resources covered: The Talent Code Max Dimoff’s technique exercises (scroll down to the ‘Technique’ section) Galamian Technique book with bowing and rhythmic variations that Max references Michael Klinghoffer's Drive a Double Bass technique book Diana Gannett's website (great technique resource) Jeff Bradetich technique videos Past compilation episodes: Fitness and Healthy Living Winning the Audition Past Guests Quoted: Cleveland Orchestra principal bassist Max Dimoff Houston Symphony principal bassist Robin Kesselman Indiana University bass professor Kurt Muroki Los Angeles Philharmonic bassist Jory Herman former Academy of St Martin in the Fields principal bassist Leon Bosch National Symphony bassist