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!
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350: Heather Miller Lardin's early and modern music explorations
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Heather Miller Lardin leads a diverse career performing and teaching on historical and modern double basses and viola da gamba. Heather is also the editor of Bass World's column 'Rumblings' and directs the Temple University Early Music Ensemble. We dig into all kinds of topics: becoming Suzuki certified teaching bass using the George Vance Progressive Repertoire books teaching gamba to young students through a grant from the Viola da Gamba Society studying with Roger Scott at Curtis being introduced to the concept of performance practice while at Curtis what a career in early music looks like Check out more podcasts covering early music at contrabassconversations.com/earlybass Thanks to our sponsors! This episode is brought to you by D’Addario Strings! Check out their Kaplan strings, which have versatility and control throughout the dynamic spectrum, rich tonal color palette, superb bow response, and beautiful balance. Enter our latest string giveaway for Kaplan strings at contrabassconversations.com/strings! Thank you also to the Bass Violin Shop, which offers the Southeast's largest inventory of laminate, hybrid and carved double basses. Whether you are in search of the best entry-level laminate, or a fine pedigree instrument, there is always a unique selection ready for you to try. Trade-ins and consignments welcome! This episode is also brought to you by Rosin Saver, a revolutionary storage device that keeps bass rosin feeling as fresh as the day it was made. Rosin Saver is used by members of the New York Philharmonic, the MET orchestra, the Los Angles Philharmonic, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, and many others. Use the promo code 'HEATH' at checkout for 10% off any and all orders from