Telemann’s Canonic Sonatas on double bass and bass clarinet

Telemann’s Canonic Sonatas on double bass and bass clarinet: how do you like them?

Giovanni Francesco Barbieri AKA Il Guercino on a red background, with Alessio Alberghini on bass clarinet and Tiziano zanotti on double bass.

Canonic sonatas for 2 flutes by Georg Philipp Telemann.

We are not exactly two agile flute players but there lies the challenge.

Playing this flute music two octaves below on double bass and clarinet is not an easy bet to win. Will it work?

The evolution of the funk rhythm

The word EVOLUTION has always fascinated me. Thinking that a thing or a concept can develop gradually makes me feel good. For those like me who love step-by-step, organised practice on their instrument, this word necessarily belongs to our personal vocabulary. Here are 5 funk bass lines that, starting from… Clicca per proseguire la lettura

Bass & Drum Workout – Funk #1

Bass & Drum Workout – Funk #1

I have to make up my mind to memorize my parts faster. It is not possible that I read the music score laid out on the floor. It just can’t be. If you use the music stand, it looks like an end-of-year school essay BUT with the music on the ground people will see my bold head ?

However, Andrea Zucchelli and I are keeping working on the Bass & Drum Workout course. A very interesting but also complicated job for us, we are developing the lines of the Contemporary Bassist volume 2 and 3 for bass and drums.

Every part is written note by note with the aim of improving the groove between the two instruments. After all, the first instrument bass players have to connect with is the drums.

It will be something very useful for anyone who appreciates The Contemporary Bassist. Let’s get ready for some more delicious rhythmic recipes.