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Music Links

This is my double bass links page. Feel free to add a comment or e-mail me to suggest more links.

For audio content, please visit my audio page or check out my podcast.

For MP3 practice tracks, orchestral excerpts, MP3 scales, etc, visit my downloads page.

For interesting bass and music videos, check out my video resources page.

General Bass Sites:

International Society of Bassists
Bass Club Chicago
Lemur Music
Bob’s House of Basses
Bob Gollihur’s Double Bass Links Page
Double Bass and Violone Internet Archive
The Online Double Bass Guide
Harmony Central Bass Resources (great for electric bass)
The Double Bass Page (UK)
DaXun Zhang’s Website
Gary Karr’s Website
Encyclopedia of Bass Logic
The Online Journal of Bass Research
Rufus Reid Homepage

Chicagoland and Wisconsin Youth Symphony Programs:

Midwest Young Artists
Chicago Youth Symphony
Elgin Youth Symphony
Rockford Youth Symphony
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra
Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra


Pop’s Bass Rosin (fresh!)
Oak Bass Rosin


Gaines Bass Wheel
Bob’s Bass Buggy


Concert Design Bass Stools

Cases (soft):

Professional-Quality Soft Bass Cases
Bob’s Bass Bag
Mooradian Deluxe
Reunion Blues (very expensive, but the best)

Cases (hard):

SBS flight case

Misc. Gear:

Bass Bib
Humidifier (Dampit)
practice mute
string winding crank
bow quiver


Bob’s House of Basses – check my string article for advice on what to choose


Bob’s House of Basses has a very comprehensive listing

Bow Rehair and Bow Services:

Ward Hansen (Chicago) 630-567-2697
Kenneth Stein Violins (Elmhurst) 630-782-0273
Robertson & Sons Violins (New Mexico–contact them for mailing instructions)

Chicago Luthiers/String Shops:

SMR Doublebasses Steve Reinfranck – Bass Dealer 847-733-9098 – BASS RENTALS
Scott Henrie – Bass Luthier 773-743-8738
Classic Contrabass – BASS RENTALS
Sonksen Strings

String Shops Outside Chicago:

Henry Boehm’s Double Bass Workshop
Heartland String Bass Shop
Robertsons Violins
Guarneri House
KC Strings
Cincinnati Bass Cellar
David Gage String Instrument Repair
Hammond Ashley
Kolstein Bass Shop
Gollihur Music
Lemur Music

Area Music Schools:

DePaul University School of Music
Rob Kassinger and Michael Hovnanian, bass faculty

Northeastern Illinois University School of Music

Greg Satchet, bass faculty

Northwestern University School of Music
DaXun Zhang, bass faculty

Roosevelt University College of Performing Arts
Steve Lester, bass faculty

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (where I teach)
Jason Heath, bass faculty

Trinity International University (where I teach)
Jason Heath, bass faculty

Music Publishers for Bass:

Discordia Music
Slava Publishing (Progressive Repertoire by George Vance)
Liben Music online distributor
Thomas B. Gale publications
Aebersold Bass Publications – jazz

Jazz Resources:
Jazz FM
A Jazz Improvisaton Primer (on-line guide to jazz improvisation)
Aebersold Play-Along Series
The FREE Jazz Handbook (Aebersold) – excellent resource!

Musical Instrument Insurance:

American String Teachers Association
International Society of Bassists

Music Educator Resources:

String Pedagogy Notebook (excellent internet resource with videos)
Blogging for teachers
Internet Public Library

Professional Associations for Bass Players:

International Society of Bassists
American String Teachers Association

Career Websites for Performers:

Musical Chairs
American Federation of Musicians

Summer Festivals to audition for:

Aspen Music Festival
Tanglewood Music Festival
National Repertory Orchestra
National Orchestral Institute
Pacific Music Festival
Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival
Brevard Music Center
Sewanee Music Festival
Birch Creek Music Performance Center
Hot Springs Music Festival
MYA Summer Music Festival
Bradetich Master Classes
Karr Kamp
Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp
Pine Mountain Music Festival
National High School Music Institute
Boston University Tanglewood Institute (BUTI)
Crane Youth Music Camp
Sarasota Music Festival
Youth Orchestra of the Americas
American School of Double Bass

Area Professional Orchestras/Concerts to See:

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Elgin Symphony
Chicago Opera Theater
Music of the Baroque
Lake Forest Symphony
Chicago Sinfonietta
Chicago Philharmonic
Milwaukee Symphony
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra
Rockford Symphony
Madison Symphony

Orchestral Training:

Civic Orchestra of Chicago
New World Symphony

Quality Bass Programs Beyond Chicagoland:

Indiana University
Rice University
Curtis Institute of Music
Boston University
Colburn School
University of North Texas
Cleveland Institute of Music
Oberlin Conservatory
Duquense University
University of Southern California
Juilliard School of Music
Yale University
Manhattan School of Music
Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
New England Conservatory

Practice Tools:

Audacity – a great FREE sound recording and multi-track editing program
Inner Game of Music – great site filled with practice tools, games, downloads, exercises, articles, etc.
Getting the Most Out of Your Practice Session (Bill Koehler) (comprehensive MIDI orchestral repertoire)
MIDI Library for Solo Bass
more solo bass MIDI
more MIDI files
MIDI World
Hans Sturm’s Double Bass Audition Resources (audio and text bass resources)
Finale Notepad (basic free version of Finale) – great online music theory compendium
Electric Bass Downloads Page
Online Ear Training
Douglas Yeo Trombone Home Page
(not a bass page, but full of valuable career and practice info.)


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