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Looking for new scale, technique and etude books

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by SmashbrothaX, Feb 2, 2018.

  1. SmashbrothaX


    Apr 26, 2008
    Hi everyone,

    I'm getting back into playing my double bass. All of the scale, technique and etude books I had from college are either lost or are in poor shape. I therefore wanted to start fresh. What do you recommend?

    To change the subject (and I hope this is OK. If it's not, I can post this somewhere else), I'm looking for new bass rosin. I've been using Pop's my whole life, but I'm wondering if there's something better.

    Thank you in advance!
  2. DuluthBassist


    Feb 12, 2008
    Duluth, MN
    As far as rosin goes - I like Kolstein All-Weather or Gaston Brohan Oak rosin from Gregorian Strings (kind of pricey, but lasts a long time).

    For etudes, and this depends on your level of abilities, I really like to use the Storch-Hrabe concert etudes. They offer so much that in a musical, melodic way that they are fun to play. Another good study is the Simandl Gradus ad Parnassum, pretty difficult.

    Good luck!

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