Books and Media

Books and Media

Montage of books for upright bass playersWe've been gradually adding more and more great books, CDs and DVDs to our offerings at Gollihur Music. We started with the Essential Elements series (3 books, 3 CDs, and a DVD for under $25? Outrageous!) and built from there. We've got some great concert DVDs, the "Real Book" for bass, a bunch of excellent instructional DVDs and books for players of all levels, and even a couple detailed volumes on building and maintaining your own upright basses.

As far as instructional materials go, I will always suggest that you start your upright bass adventures by studying with an experienced and schooled teacher. However, I recognize that both geography and cost can get in the way of that method, as quality teachers are not so easy to find in every nook and cranny of the world. And even getting a couple introductory lessons can give you a solid, bad-habit-free start to your self-study.

As always, if you don't know for sure where to start, please feel free to email or call us to get the straight talk.

  • Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass by Todd Phillips - Two DVD Set

    Essential Techniques for Acoustic Bass by Todd Phillips - Two DVD Set

    Hal Leonard

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    I will always suggest that you start your upright bass adventures by studying with an experienced and schooled teacher. However, I recognize that both geography and cost can get in the way of that method, as quality teachers are not so easy to find in...
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  • New Orleans Classics - Book with Play-Along Audio Tracks

    New Orleans Classics - Book with Play-Along Audio Tracks

    Hal Leonard

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    Play bass, tuba or Sousaphone* with a New Orleans jazz/dixieland band! Perfect for practice, rehearsal, performance, auditions, contest solos, and more!Many people consider New Orleans the birthplace of jazz. After all, Louis Armstrong was born and...
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  • Big Band Play-Along, "Count Basie" - Book with Play-Along Audio Tracks, cover

    Big Band Play-Along, "Count Basie" - Book with Play-Along Audio Tracks

    Hal Leonard

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    A Play-Along book/CD set can be a great way to practice and learn the popular songs of your favorite genre. This set features the songs of Count Basie, and features 10 arrangements that you'll be able to learn and play along with. The book features...
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  • Bluegrass Jamming - A Guide for Newcomers and Closet Pickers DVD

    Bluegrass Jamming - A Guide for Newcomers and Closet Pickers DVD

    Hal Leonard

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    Bluegrass Jamming (DVD)A Guide for Newcomers and Closet PickersThis unique "video jam session" provides you with the opportunity to prepare yourself for "the real thing" - by playing along with this "all star" jam band in the comfort of your own home...
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  • Jazz Upright Bass (DVD) - Featuring Ed Friedland by Hal Leonard

    Jazz Upright Bass (DVD) - Featuring Ed Friedland

    Hal Leonard

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    In this information-packed DVD, bassist Ed Friedland reveals the technical and stylistic details behind professional jazz upright performance. Through live band demonstrations and detailed, step-by-step analysis, Ed shows you how to: Develop stylistic...
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