Will a "method" book help me with my EUB technique?

Discussion in 'Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]' started by bass555, Jun 20, 2005.

  1. bass555


    Mar 16, 2005
    I have a 35" scale EUB
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    New Joisey Shore
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music
    If you want to use an URB fingering method, yes (assuming the method book to which you refer is for URB). There are ebass players who use modified Simandl fingerings on their fretted and fretless electric basses, often because they come from URB.

    If you intend to eventually pursue a "full size" EUB, then it would be wise to learn this method now.
  3. Peter Ferretti

    Peter Ferretti Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2005
    The whole Gary Vance series is really helpful, or it is too me at least. The pieces they have in there to work on your technique are pretty challenging. The Nanny concerto is in the back of book three, as well as the Keyper Romance and Rondo, both of which are challenging and cool sounding pieces.
    Just my .02
  4. thejimfactor


    May 9, 2005
  5. ZonPlyr


    Apr 29, 2003
    Pasadena, CA
    Peter, did you mean George Vance? Just double checking since I have Simandl but wanted something more melodic. Thanks