62: Opera Excerpt Breakdown with John Grillo Jan. 31, 2008

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his week’s Contrabass Conversations episode features an in-depth analysis of the double bass opera excerpts most commonly requested at auditions. Double bassist (and regular Contrabass Conversations guest and co-host) John Grillo discusses each of these excerpts–stylistic considerations, differences in articulation and bow strokes, and suggestions for effectively learning them–and then performs them. We believe that this project will be a highly valuable resource for bassists worldwide, and we’d love your feedback on this project! John and I created an excerpt breakdown for the most commonly requested orchestra excerpts back on CBC 41, and this has proven to be …



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