TheDouble Bass: How it Works provides information not usually found in traditional instrumental music method books. When used concurrently with any method book, the student's learning experience is expanded beyond "learning how to play" to include all topics relevant to the subject instrument. As the lessons proceed, the students will be able to associate their playing experiences with information on how the subject instrument produces sound, works mechanically, evolves, is made, and how to care for it. This expanded knowledge provides a player with greater insight into that instrument's relationship to others in its family and to those other instruments with which the player will be working. The result of the exposure to this enriched experience is a well-rounded musician in place of one who can just play an instrument.
Michael J. Pagliaro is certified by the New York State Department of Education as a Teacher of Music (grades K-12), Supervisor of Secondary Education, Secondary School Principal, by the New York City Board of Education as Teacher of Orchestral Music and holds the degrees of B.S. in Music, M.A. in Music Education, M.S. in School Administration and Supervision, and Sc.D. in Musical Instrument Technology.
Dr. Pagliaro shares a lifetime of experience as a systematic musicologist as the author of The Musical Instrument Desk Reference: A Guide to How Band and Orchestral Instruments Work (Scarecrow Press, 2012); The Instrumental Music Director’s Guide to Comprehensive Program Development (Rowman and Littlefield, 2014);The String Instrument Owner’s Handbook (Rowman and Littlefield, 2015); Basic Elements of Music (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016); and The Brass Instrument Owner’s Handbook (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016).
Scientific Pitch Notation
1. What Are the Parts of My Double Bass, and How Do They Work?
2. How Do I Care for My Double Bass Outfit?
3. How Should I Plan My Practice Sessions?
4. What Items (Accessories) Will I Need to Help Me Play My Double Bass?
5. How Are Double Basses Made?
6. What Is the History of the Double Bass?
7. How Are Double Bass Bows Made?
8. What Is the History of Bows?
9. A Dictionary for Double Bass Students
10. A Review of Double Bass Parts and Their Use.