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Abracadabra Double Bass Beginner: Pupil's Book + C&hellip by Katie Wearing
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing, 13 Jan 2014
I bought this for an older beginner while appreciating that it was aimed at children. However, I'm not sure how useful it would be even for a school pupil. A sizeable chunk of the book is devoted to warm-up exercises and games (useful, but how many do you need?!). Then you get quite a number of tunes using just open strings (OK, it's for young beginners) but then they introduce harmonics, which seems very odd (and potentially quite difficult) at this early stage. You don't get to play any tunes with fingered strings until the last few pages of the book.
What puzzles me is that the book - judging by its style and language - is obviously aimed at very young children (no more than 6 or 7… Read more
Beyond The Missouri Sky <a href="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beyond-Missouri-Charlie-Haden-Metheny/dp/artist-redirect/B001KV0TNG">Charlie Haden & Pat Metheny</a><span class="byLinePipe"> | </span><span class="byLinePipe">Format:</span> MP3 Download
I bought this quite recently and have played it over and over again. It's a great album of some beautiful music by two highly gifted musicians who seem to have that 'chemistry' that makes music something special. Haden and Metheny have both recorded many albums with other people, and both play in a wide variety of different styles. While admiring both as musicians, I couldn't honestly say that I enjoy everything they have both done, but this album is just something special. Highly recommended.
Pendulum ~ Eberhard Weber
Pendulum ~ Eberhard Weber
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I only discovered this gem recently, though already aware of Eberhard Weber's brilliant playing on upright bass. This is a real treat for anyone who loves the sound of the electric or acoustic upright bass, played in a variety of styles. Highly recommended.