Author: Elisabeth Ellison

Adult Learners Curriculum ISB 2017

All sessions are participatory and dynamic – bring your bass if you have it (if not, we can share for trying out techniques, and you can still gain from observing). Tuesday at 10am we will have a group discussion on which Scale Warriors routines to place on which day, depending on how many arco vs. pizz players we have. Of course, you are welcome to play all of them. Noontime Jam: hard copies of ensemble music in the ISB’s library are provided for use on-site and are property of the ISB. You’re welcome to play your own selections, of...

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Play bass ensembles at the Noontime Jam!

Greetings! One of our long-running features at the ISB Convention, the Noontime Jam, invites you to play bass ensemble music with bassist friends old and new. Peruse the ISB’s Bass Ensemble Library and find pieces you’d like to play – now, the library is online for your advance perusal! You can get in touch with your friends before the convention and form/practice your ensemble – get ready to sign up for the informal recital we’ll hold on the last day. Why not give your group a name? Here are a few for starters (these are not claimed – can’t...

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ISB Announces Semi-Finalists: 15-18 Division

The International Society of Bassists is proud to announce that the eleven semi-finalists for the age 15-18 division of the 2017 ISB Double Bass Competition are, in alphabetical order: Nicholas Arredondo, United States Ya-Hsuan Chen, Taiwan Junbin Hwang, Korea Tuncay Iptes, Turkey Xuanchi Li, China Jiajun Liu, China Leopold Rucker, Germany Ella Sharpe, United States William Swett, United States Ching-Ju Yu, Taiwan Manyi Zhang, China Ketan Curtis, United Kingdom, is first alternate, and Diego Garza-Romero, United States is second alternate. The judges panel for the 2017 Age 15-18 Division of the ISB Double Bass Competition is: Leon Bosch, Chair,...

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Tango Workshop from 2013

One of our most popular post-convention videos came from the workshop presented by Juan Pablo Narvarro.  The workshop was called The Tango – A Secret Code. If you’d like to learn more about the tango, this will give you a good start. If you have questions, know that Juan will be at ISB 2017.  Ask him in person. Juan Pablo Navarro: The Tango – A Secret Code This workshop, presented at the 2013 ISB Convention, is about the unwritten music for bass in Tango and how to play it through analysis, variation and creation of technical skills  and expressive resources...

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