An in-depth study on the Classical Double Bass style of Gary Karr. Read full description…
An in-depth study on the Classical Double Bass style of Gary Karr.
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-HD video performances of Gary Karr
-Lessons where Gary shares his approach to music.
-Includes downloadable mp3 of lessons and performances.
-Notation is included when not in discount mode (see notice above)
Tuning The Bass
Intonation And Overtones
Size Of The Bass
Feeling And Vibrations
Pushing The Bass Into The Bow
Dividing The Pulse
Double Stops Intonation
Playing On One String
Relationship To Bach
Callouses And Thumb
Projection And Amplification
When I Wake
Performances (Orchestral Tuning)
Abendlied - Orchestral Tuning
Amazing Grace - Orchestral Tuning
Habanera - Orchestral Tuning
Kol Nidrei - Orchestral Tuning
Melodie - Orchestral Tuning
Scherzo - Orchestral Tuning
Sonnambula - Orchestral Tuning
Valse Miniature - Orchestral Tuning
When I Wake - Orchestral Tuning
-Knowledge of fundamental Double Bass techniques
About the In The Style series:
The In The Style series focus strictly on the playing style of the artist. These are not general "how to" lessons. The goal of these lessons is to give insight on a wide range of topics relevant to the musical style of the artist. Advanced students will be able to immediately absorb and work on many of the concepts covered in the lessons. Beginner and intermediate level students will benefit greatly from the transcriptions of the numerous video performances with close ups when relevant. Music is like a language, and it is best learnt by surrounding yourself with better musicians. The goal of the "In The Style Series" is to give you this access, as much as possible, in the comfort of your own home!
About Gary Karr:
Gary Karr, acclaimed as "the world's leading solo bassist" (Time Magazine), is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.
Since his debut with Leonard Bernstein and the New York Philharmonic in 1962, Karr has performed as soloist on six continents with orchestras, including the Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Montreal Symphony, Simon Bolivar Orchestra (Caracas, Venezuela), Jerusalem Symphony, Oslo Philharmonic, Zurich Chamber Orchestra, and with all the major orchestras of Australia.
On Italian cable, three Karr doublebass recitals reached 20 million classical music lovers. The numerous CDs that Gary Karr has recorded and released in Japan are "top of the recording charts" favorites in the Far East. The BBC has featured two video films of Karr, one an illumination of his life and music (Amazing Bass) and one a series for children. On his third recording with the London Symphony Orchestra, Karr performed the Concerto for Bass by John Downey. CBS Sunday Morning celebrated Gary Karr's career and the University of Wisconsin has released a video demonstrating his instructional approach to the doublebass (BASSically Karr) in addition to a special video concert for children (Karrtunes).
IMPORTANT: Please note that these are streamed videos. Downloads, if any, will be found under the DOWNLOADS section. When access is purchased, you will have permanent access to this lesson, and all updates/corrections (if any) will be free of charge!
|1. Tuning The Bass|
|2. Intonation And Overtones|
|3. Size Of The Bass|
|5. Feeling the Vibrations|
|6. Pushing The Bass Into The Bow|
|7. Dividing The Pulse|
|8. Long Pulse|
|9. Bowing Choices|
|10. Double Stops Intonation|
|11. Playing On One String|
|12. Bow Angle|
|14. Relationship To Bach|
|15. Callouses And Thumb|
|16. Projection And Amplification|
|17. Final Thoughts|
|When I Wake|
|Performances - Orchestral Tuning (Digitally Pitch Shifted)|
|Abendlied - Orchestral Tuning|
|Amazing Grace - Orchestral Tuning|
|Habanera - Orchestral Tuning|
|Kol Nidrei - Orchestral Tuning|
|Melodie - Orchestral Tuning|
|Scherzo - Orchestral Tuning|
|Sonnambula - Orchestral Tuning|
|Valse Miniature - Orchestral Tuning|
|When I Wake - Orchestral Tuning|
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