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.

  • Bass Standards - Note-for-Note Transcriptions of Classic Jazz Performances (Book)

    Bass Standards - Note-for-Note Transcriptions of Classic Jazz Performances (Book)

    Hal Leonard

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    Bass StandardsNote-for-Note Transcriptions of Jazz Bass Classic PerformancesWhat more can you say? Accurate, note-for-note transcriptions of 17 of the finest improvised jazz bass performances ever recorded - from a veritable "who's who" of jazz upright...
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  • Ray Brown's Bass Method - Instructional Exercises Book, cover

    Ray Brown's Bass Method - Instructional Exercises Book

    Hal Leonard

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    Essential Scales, Patterns and ExercisesLegendary, prolific jazz bassist -- and teacher -- Ray Brown reveals his lessons and teaching philosophy in this book. Not really a "beginner's" book, it is a fairly intensive study on finger positions, scales, and...
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  • Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions Book - Double Bass Audition Music

    Test Pieces for Orchestral Auditions Book - Double Bass Audition Music

    Hal Leonard

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    Excerpts from the Operatic and Concert RepertoireThis is a wonderful collection of orchestral audition pieces, perfectly suited for students and classical players, whether you are auditioning for college, a select orchestra, or your local community...
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  • The Jazz Bass Book; Technique and Tradition - John Goldsby - Book with Audio, cover

    The Jazz Bass Book; Technique and Tradition - John Goldsby - Book with Audio

    Hal Leonard

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    The Jazz Bass BookTechnique and TraditionBy John Goldsby (Foreword by Ron Carter)8.5" x 11", 242 pages, with photos and audio files (software for playback included)Goldsby is a respected bass player and Bass Player Magazine columnist. His book, "The Jazz...
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  • Franz Simandl - 30 Etudes with 4 Accompaniment Tracks, cover

    Franz Simandl - 30 Etudes with 4 Accompaniment Tracks

    Hal Leonard

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    If you ask, I will always suggest that you start your upright bass adventures by studying with an experienced and schooled teacher. The "Simandl Method" is a very common and well-respected methodology for learning the instrument (with a teacher), and the...
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  • Beginning to Intermediate Bass Solos - Sheet Music with Piano Accompaniment Tracks, cover

    Beginning to Intermediate Bass Solos - Sheet Music with Piano Accompaniment Tracks

    Hal Leonard

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    Beginning to Intermediate Bass SolosMusic for Double Bass & PianoMusic Minus One series, with accompaniment tracksImprove your confidence and learn some new music; or practice with your own accompanist. These lovely, short pieces can be used for...
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  • Essential Elements Bass Book Set with Audio and Video Tracks, covers

    Essential Elements Bass Book Set with Audio and Video Tracks

    Hal Leonard

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    If you ask, 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...
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  • Double Bass Sight Reading - A Fresh Approach (book)

    Double Bass Sight Reading - A Fresh Approach

    Hal Leonard

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    This 104 page book is very comprehensive; Authors John Kember and David Stark have put together a huge collection of pieces to engage the player to develop one's sight-reading skills. The book features 195 carefully-graded sight-reading pieces and...
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  • Ray Brown – Legendary Jazz Bassist - Transcription Book, cover

    Ray Brown – Legendary Jazz Bassist - Transcription Book

    Hal Leonard

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    Transcriptions with Notes and MoreA tribute to Ray Brown including 18 transcriptions of the jazz great's classic performances, including special performance notes, photos, and a foreword by contemporary jazz virtuoso Christian McBride.Brown is well-known...
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  • Ron Carter - Building Jazz Bass Lines - Book with Audio Tracks, cover

    Ron Carter - Building Jazz Bass Lines - Book with Audio Tracks

    Hal Leonard

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    Ron Carter is a master at the jazz bass, and has played and recorded with many of the all-time greats of jazz. He's also an in-demand session player and an author of several books on bass technique. In this in-depth book/audio download package, he...
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  • The Real Book, Volume I (Bass Clef Edition), cover

    The Real Book, Volume I (Bass Clef Edition)

    Hal Leonard

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    What's a real book?It's a book containing the sheet music for hundreds of popular jazz "standards", in a very concise format. It's done this way for easy sight-reading - as well as to allow room for so many songs in a single book! So, rather than full...
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  • Twenty-One Studies: Stories for Solo Double Bass (book)

    Twenty-One Studies: Stories for Solo Double Bass

    Hal Leonard

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    Twenty-One Studies: Stories for Solo Double Bass[Etiudowe oczko: Opowiesci na kontrabas solo]This book - in both English and Polish - features 21 Etudes for double bass, by Ryszard Kusek. The difficulty level of the etudes is fairly easy, as these etudes...
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