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Arthur Davis

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by Lo-E, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Lo-E

    Lo-E

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    Does anyone know if The Arthur Davis Method For Double Bass is still in print?

    A quick Google search turned up next to nothing.

    Thanks!
    -E
  2. Lo-E

    Lo-E

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    I guess that means no. :eyebrow:
  3. scott reed

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    The Arthur Davis System for Double Bass is out of print.

    For your information the book was copyrighted 1976 by ARKIMU, Corona del Mar, CA.
    130 pages. There was a second printing in 1993. There is no ISBN number assigned.

    The book adopts the four-finger cello system to the bass. It is also applicable for bass
    guitar.
  4. Lo-E

    Lo-E

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    Bummer....

    Thanks for the info, Scott. I'll keep my eyes open for it in the used market.
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    Another alternative might be inter-library loan. A local public or college librarian could help
    you locate and borrow a copy from another library. I bet there's a copy somewhere in the tri-state area.

    No ISBN but I did find an ASIN. It's B003VWAN60.
  6. Lo-E

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    The New York Public Library has a copy uptown in Harlem, but it's part of the research collection and can't be checked out. I'm going to stop by the performing arts branch next door to my work tomorrow and find out if they can transfer it to the research collection there, or if I just have to go uptown to look at it.

    If I can get an eyeball on it I can decide if I want to pursue finding a copy for myself. It might just mean dragging my butt up to Harlem.

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