Back in 1996, I posted a list on my website (pulled from my personal bookmarks) of double bass resources I'd found, simply to share them with other players. Over the years, I've maintained this collection - adding new resources, removing dead links when I can, and taking lots of link suggestions from the site's many visitors. Now, more than 10 years later, the list has continued to grow, and what you see below is the fruits of my labor.
Forums, Gear, Reviews and much more.
The ISB was founded by the world-renowned virtuoso Gary Karr in 1967. With some 3,000 members in over 40 countries, the ISB is an organization for those who teach, study, play, repair, build and enjoy the double bass.
Articles, resources, instruments, education, musical editions and discography.
The Orchestra: A User's Manual is a free resource and will remain so. It still receives between 8,000 and 16,000 unique visits per month from all over the world. See the testimonials. Thanks to all the donations, I have been able to create this responsive re-design. But the movies and sound clips recorded in 2004 do show their age. I would really like to re-record everything and add many more techniques, especially for solo and ensemble writing. I estimate this will cost around £30,000. If you know a source of such funds, please contact me: a.hugill [at] bathspa.ac.uk