Instruments

Double Bass: Classical Orchestral & Solo Playing

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SPRING 2021
All online Spring MECA
courses begin on February 8
and conclude on May 9, 2021,
except as noted.

Registration for
all online courses
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on January 31, 2021.


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Bass: Classical Orchestral
& Solo Playing

ONLINE
February 8May 9, 2021

This course is the next progressive step for double bass players who completed Upright & Electric Bass: Level I. This course focuses primarily on arco playing, and covers fingerings in upper positions, vibrato, intonation, tone, and various bow strokes. By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to play some solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts as one might encounter in an audition.



Instructor: Doug Bistrow

Bistrow,_Doug_headshot_2017_BRIDoug Bistrow received his bachelor’s degree from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, where he majored in string bass performance and jazz & contemporary media. An active performer giving 150-200 concerts per year, he has performed with Itzhak Perlman, Edgar Meyer, Time For Three, members of the Silk Road Ensemble, Johnny Osborne, Ky-Mani Marley, Corey Chisel, Keith & Tex and many others. Bistrow is a member of the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, the Illinois Symphony, and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra. He teaches double bass at VanderCook, and is on the faculty at the Merit School of Music, where he teaches double bass, jazz studies, music history and music theory. Bistrow has performed and recorded with artists including Jeff Parker of Tortoise, Steve Million, Greg Ward, Bobby Schiff, Katie Todd and the Scotland Yard Gospel Choir. He also owns and operates Audio Bistro Recording Studio in Chicago's Logan Square neighborhood.


 
Bass: Classical Orchestral
& Solo Playing
 

Course Code 7011

Instructor
Doug Bistrow
dbistrow@vandercook.edu


3 Graduate Credits

Tuition
$1,065, due in full with registration

Chat Sessions
TBD

Prerequisites
If you already play double bass but have not completed Upright & Electric Bass: Level I, please contact Doug Bistrow at dbistrow@vandercook.edu to discuss your ability level.

Required Text(s)
The Evolving Bassist
by Rufus Reid
(Alfred Music
)

New Method for String Bass
Vol. 1
by Franz Simandl
(Carl Fischer)

Software/Hardware Requirements
Access to a Mac, PC or Chromebook, connected to the Internet.

MECA Online
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Schoology is a learning management system that allows you to interact directly with your instructors, fellow students, and members of the greater VanderCook community.

Spring 2021 MECA courses officially begin on Monday, Feb. 8. Soon after you register, be on the lookout for an email from Schoology with log-in instructions. Once you receive credentials, visit www.online.vandercook.edu to login. On the morning of February 8, you'll have access to your classroom and course material.

Some courses have specific online chat meeting times (please see course descriptions), while others have a flexible meeting schedule. You can expect all courses to meet together in a live online chat. If a live meeting time doesn’t work, you can work with your instructor to make other arrangements.

Online grades will be reported by mid-June. If you need a transcript, please visit the online transcript request page. For faster turnaround time, please submit the transcript request to the registrar prior to the end of your course(s).

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