This is a guide designed to help you locate information and materials related to the double bass. It is not a complete bibliography, but rather indicates key resources and types of materials that may be useful when seeking information in this area. It can act as a starting point for your research and as a reference point that you can revisit in the future. Across the top are tabs to direct you to information regarding book, score, audio and video recording, article, periodical and other online resources for the double bass.
All listed items are available in the Music Library. Consult Mirlyn for complete holdings information and availability of materials. If you need assistance, a music librarian will be happy to help you. Also, if you have recommendations for other resources on the double bass that are not owned by the Music Library, please let us know.
Call Number Areas
Below are some selected call number ranges where double bass materials may be located. You can browse the shelves or consult Mirlyn for a more specific listing of materials by call number.
|M 55-58||Solo double bass music|
|M 237-238||Double bass and piano music|
|M 286-287||Duets: two string instruments (not all items include double bass)|
|M 290-291||Duets: wind and string instrument (not all items include double bass)|
|M 1018||Double bass with orchestra (full scores and piano reductions)|
|M 1118||Double bass with string orchestra (full scores and piano reductions)|
|ML 920-925||Double bass history and criticism|
|MT 320-330||Double bass instruction and study|
|MT 331||Orchestral excerpts|
|Z 6814 .D7||Double bass bibliographies|
To search by call number in Mirlyn, select "Call number starts with" in the pull-down menu below the search field and enter the beginning of a call number (ex., M 320).
To browse by call number, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Call number begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter the beginning of a call number.
Below are some examples of subject headings related to the double bass which may be useful when searching or browsing in Mirlyn.
To search subject headings in Mirlyn, begin by selecting Subject in the pull-down menu below the search field and then entering any one of the headings in the list below into the search field. Use quotes around phrases for more precise results.
To browse a list of subject headings, go to Mirlyn Classic, click Browse in the top toolbar, choose "Subject begins with..." in the "Select index to browse" pull-down menu next to the search field and enter any one of the headings in the list below into the search field.
Books and Periodicals
- "Double bass"
- "Double bass -- Instruction and study"
- "Double bass -- History"
- "Double bass -- Bibliography"
- "Double bass music -- Bibliography"
- "Double bass -- Periodicals"
- "Double bassists -- Biography"
Scores, Recordings and Videorecordings
- "Double bass music" (solo double bass music)
- "Double bass music (Jazz)" (solo double bass music)
- "Double bass music (Double basses (2))" (music for 2 double basses)
- "Double bass and piano music"
- "Double bass with orchestra"
- "Double bass with string orchestra"
- "Concertos (Double bass)"
- "Concertos (Double bass with string orchestra)"
- "Sonatas (Double bass)"
- "Sonatas (Double bass and piano)"
- "Suites (Double bass)"
- "Double bass -- Orchestral excerpts"
- "Double bass -- Studies and exercises"
- "Double bass -- Methods"
For chamber ensemble music, you can use "String trios" (or string quartets, etc.) to browse items with all string instrumentation and use "Trios" (or quartets, etc.) to browse items with mixed instrumentation (ex., wind and strings). Please note that these terms are only starting points which will lead you to more specific subject headings connected to items that include double bass within their instrumentation.