Developing Virtuosity, Books 1-3 for Bass
Title: Developing Virtuosity: A Supplemental Method for Teaching Strings
Instrumentation: Bass (with piano or recorded accompaniment*.) Some pieces for two basses.
Authors: Lynne Latham, Gayley Hautzenroeder, and Thom Sharp
Publisher: Latham Music
Size: 8.5" x 11". Book 1: 28 pages
*Piano accompaniment to many pieces included on CD in PDF format. Also included on the CD are demonstration and backing tracks, as well as five video mini-lessons.
Book 1: Begins with open strings and basic notation, rhythms, and bowing skills. New notes, notation, and bowing skills are added in logical progression.
Book 2: Continues the development of playing skills found in Volume 1 and progresses to more complex rhythms, left-hand finger patterns and techniques, bowing techniques, and preparation for shifting.
Book 3: This volume continues to develop playing skills found in Book 2 and advances the student through more rigorous and lengthy literature. Instrument-specific selections promote performance, reinforcing shifting skills, more advanced bowing techniques, and complex and multiple-meter pieces.