New Dutch School Lecture/Concert in Toronto

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by DonQuartz, Nov 22, 2005.

  1. DonQuartz


    Dec 18, 2004
    Anyone in the Toronto area this November 24-25th might be interested in the Glenn Gould School's presentation of Hans Roelofsen and Silvio dalla Torre and their "New Dutch School" of the double bass.
    The classes are 10:00-4:30 each day and involve masterclasses as well as a lecture/informal concert by the two guests. Admission is free. It is located at 90 Croatia St. (the temporary home for the Royal Conservatory while their extensive renovations are done.)
  2. TeHarr


    Nov 8, 2005
    It was great. Those guys played some really awesome music, spoke a lot about double bass history, and their ideas for the New Dutch School. Their commentary on the second day was also very educational, they had a lot of good suggestions. Check out Silvio's website at
  3. Johnny L

    Johnny L

    Feb 14, 2002
    New Jersey
    The pinky-for-thumb-position concept is interesting that's the first time I ever heard that option advocated...though I have seen a 4th finger request for a line in thumb position in the Petracchi book...just thought it was a misprint or something am I wrong?
  4. TeHarr


    Nov 8, 2005
    Yeah Calvin, how'd ya know? ;)

    The fourth-finger in thumb position and third finger in normal position weren't really things that they had a definate time to use. They strongly enforced that it all depended on the circumstances, which for them tended to be 'once in a while' to 'often'. The whole idea was not to limit the tools they had "at hand" if you will.

    Very interesting concepts, but I'd like to become comfortable all over the bass before I start throwing a fourth finger into thumb position, or a third into the easier areas.

    As for the petrarchi... I don't know. Which study # is that in the book?
  5. you have a video?
    uhm... post it!!!