Janice Tucker Rhoda brings her innovative approach to string pedagogy, combining the Suzuki rote learning approach with the more traditional reading requirements of older methods. Mindful of the idiosyncrasies of bass tuning and technique, the author has brilliantly adapted her approach to the bass. The key elements are emphasized throughout: Intonation · Bow Technique · Correct Posture · Steady Rhythm · Accurate Reading · and more. The early exercises incorporate the necessary basics of music reading and the musical examples/selections are the familiar mix of original melodies, folk songs and classical selections. ABCs of Bass
will cover the essential material in two books (supplemented by two Accompaniment Books). This book is a perfect way to launch adult and younger students on the string bass.
The rest of the Series: Book 1 (15735100) · Book 2 (16187900) · Book 2 Accompaniment (16187901).