Bass: Classical Orchestral
& Solo Playing

(Intermediate)

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February 14May 8, 2022

This course focuses primarily on arco playing, and covers fingerings in lower and upper positions, vibrato, intonation, tone, and various bow strokes. By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to play and teach some solo repertoire and orchestral excerpts as students will encounter in their auditions.

This course is the next progressive step for double bass players who completed Intro to Upright & Electric Bass or its equivalent. Knowledge of string instruments other than bass may be adequate. If you are unsure, please send a short video of yourself playing something to dbistrow@vandercook.edu.



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.


 

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