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DB teacher recommendation in Montreal area?

Discussion in 'Double Bass Pedagogy [DB]' started by callmejs, Jun 17, 2018.

  1. callmejs


    Mar 2, 2009
    Hi all,

    Not sure where to post this, moderator my apologies if this is not the right place and do not hesitate to redirect me to the proper forum.

    Hobbyist EB player who LOVES the sound of DB but intimidated by the instrument... Considering giving it a serious spin, therefore looking for recommendations for a DB teacher in the Montreal area (West-Island, even better).

    You're a teacher or have a good one, I'm awaiting your recommendations!

  2. Mister Boh

    Mister Boh

    Oct 23, 2016
    Annapolis, MD
    If you can't get a recommendation here I would give someone on the faculty at McGill an e-mail. I bet they could hook you up with someone good. Maybe Brian Robinson.

    Brian Robinson
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  3. Silevesq


    Oct 2, 2010
    Classical or Jazz? Interested in bow or pizz? Or maybe both? Are you on a budget? Are you willing to travel or you want it at home? Do you have a bass? There is many bassist in Montréal that could be interested.
  4. DenisC1043


    Aug 6, 2018
    I’m in Montreal (not a bass teacher though). I don’t know how well you already play electric bass, but if you’re fairly accomplished already and you’re not quite sure what you want to do on the DB, then I would start the first few months of double bass self-taught. There are lots of resources on Youtube, (lots of approaches and conflicting info too) and you can start exploring that way.

    Once you know roughly what you want to do , I can make some recommendations for teachers. Different players have different approaches , sometimes contradictory. Furthermore, if you want to play with a bow and you seriously want to get good, then you need to find someone who specializes in bow technique, which most jazz bassists in Montreal don’t do except a handful (and I know them ;-) ). Then you decide if you want to use German bow or French bow. 99% of bass players in Montreal use French, but there a handful using and specializing in German bow (which I prefer cause it’s cool hehehe).
  5. callmejs


    Mar 2, 2009
    Oh, just saw my initial post got replies! Putting this project on hold for the moment to tackle another project. Thanks for all of you that took the time to reply, much appreciated.

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