The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Double Bass
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The Sassmannshaus Tradition: Early Start on the Double Bass

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At last students of the largest instrument in the string family can make use of this tried and tested method for beginners, developed by Egon Sassmannshaus for the other string instruments and applied here to the double bass by Holger Sassmannshaus and J. Peter Close. This method will meet the needs of the growing number of young bass students.

  • Note reading is introduced from the beginning.
  • Ensemble playing is encouraged from the very beginning.
  • Songs and Scales in different positions are easily explained and mastered.
  • Large print notes and text as well as many colorful illustrations are particulary child-friendly and very attractive to pre-school and school aged children.  Illustrations by Charlotte Panowsky.

The authors:
Holger Sassmannshaus is a double bass player with the Niederrheinische Sinfoniker in Mönchengladbach/Krefeld. He also teaches the double bass and performs with several other ensembles.  J. Peter Close is a teacher for violoncello and double bass in Munich.

Brand:   Barenreiter
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