Now that you have accessed the ISB/Vance Online Research Library, let’s discuss the first section – the Magazines section.

Lets quickly review the steps to get in the Resource Library

  1. Log-in the Members Login on the main ISB page.
  2. Once you have logged in, click the Online Library.
  3. Enter the Vance Library.
  4. Click on links to read back articles of Magazines, Convention Programs, Calendars or  Newsletters.

Magazine Year SelectionIn the Magazines section, you can explore the almost 50 years of Bass World, The International Bassists, Probas, and The Bass Soundpost.

In 1967 until 1971, you can read back issues of The Bass Soundpost. 1972 appears to be the only year of Probas. 1973 until 1995 offers both The International Bassists and Bass World. 1996 to the present only offer Bass World. These volumes offer a description of what is in the volume while the earlier editions do not offer the description

Click on any of the volumes and you can choose between a standard view of a full screen view. Both views have the option for a larger or small view percentage, but I find that the full screen is a little easier to read as it removes the blank side of the website.

Another option for each of the volumes offers a toggle sidebar to select certain pages. This is a great opportunity to jump to a specific article you may be interested in reading. You are also able to print or download the volumes as well. This is a great option if you need to print the article.

Now click away, click on any volume that you might find interesting and read about the 50 years of bass history.

Lisa Brown

Lisa is our Facebook curator and Volunteer coordinator for ISB 2017.
When not teaching orchestra to 150 fourth through eighth grade students, Lisa has a private studio of violin, viola, cello and bassists first grade through high school. Lisa also is a coach for the Vail Youth Symphony in Vail, AZ.
Lisa also is a runner and completes a 5K a month. Her goal is to complete in various length runs from 10K, half marathon, and a marathon.
Lisa and her husband, Daniel, form the group TuBass a tuba and bass duo. TuBass commissions new pieces written for tuba and bass or arrange duets for the group. They were featured in the ISB Calendar in 2014.