Dr. Morton?s Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.) document at Juilliard. Based on 18 years of playing experience, and a year and a half of research on double bass and cello technique, as well as the monuments of violin technique. This is not a ?method? book: it is similar to the violin treatises by Carl Flesch or Ivan Galamian.
Every bassist, from serious amateur to professional player, should benefit from the concepts and ideas presented. Teachers, especially, will appreciate the practical approach and the careful analysis given to each aspect of the double bass. The book avoids perpetuating dogma by seeking flexible ? that is, pragmatic ? solutions to instrumental challenges presented to the modern bassist.
The 314 pages are mostly text, but include many photos, diagrams, tables, musical examples, and an extensive annotated bibliography. This book will provide double bassists the tools for discovering solutions to most of the technical problems associated with their instrument.