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The Contemporary Contrabass
Now in its second edition the acclaimed volume is more than a book about the contrabass, but an introduction to string playing at a time in the history of Western music when timbre has finally ascended to its rightful role among musical parameters. It articulates the real musical image and potential of the contrabass, and introduces new concepts, aesthetics, and techniques ...more
Published July 7th 1989 by University of California Press
(first published January 1st 1974)
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Extended techniques for contrabass. Great economy of expression. Deep knowledge of the practice. A fun read. Ends mysteriously with a text-dense guest chapter on amplification, and an even more curious appendix of a Russolo patent.