This is the start of our new series call “The Workshop”.  In the workshop, we’re giving you videos, tips, and hints on how to take your playing to the top.

For our first installment, we’re thrilled to have Barry Lieberman’s contribution.  He’s put together a whole series of videos on YouTube.  Here are Barry’s comments:

A tutorial and performance of the Recitative from LV Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony (4th movement) as well as the Ode to Joy theme. Performed by Barry Lieberman, former Assistant Principal bass of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and currently the professor of double bass at the University of Washington in Seattle. Performed on a 17th century Maggini double bass, bow by Reid Hudson.of Victoria Canada. For more on the Maggini please visit Barry Lieberman and the Maggini.