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Double Bass: Reference Books and Selected Bibliography

Bibliographies on double bass and repertoire

Berman, Joel, et al. Dictionary of Bowing and Pizzicato Terms. 4th ed. [Bloomington]: American String
          Teachers Association, 1999. Ref. ML108.B516 D5 1999

Brun, Paul. A New History of the Double Bass.  Villeneuve d’Ascq : P. Brun Productions, 2000.
          ML920 .B894 N5 2000

Cohen, Irving Hersch. The Historical Development of the Double Bass. Thesis (Ph.D.)–New York
          University, 1967; Photocopy. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University Microfilms, 1975. ML920 .C678H

De Smet, Robin. Published Music for The Viola Da Gamba and Other Viols. Detroit: Information
          Coordinators, 1971. Ref. ML128 .S7 D463

Farish, Margaret. Orchestral Music in Print. Philadelphia: Musicdata, 1979. Ref. ML118 .M988

String Music in Print. Philadelphia: Musicdata, 1980. Ref. ML118 .M988

20th Century Music for Young String Students. Evanston, IL: Plandanco, 1992-. Ref. ML132.S7 F228

Grodner, Murray. Comprehensive catalog of music, books, recordings and videos for the double bass.
          Littleton, Colorado : Grodner Publications, 2000.  ML128 .D72 G87.4

Hurley, C. Gregory. String Syllabus (Vol. 1). S.l.: American String Teachers Association, 2003.
          Ref. ML132.V4 A5 2003

Meier, Adolf. Konzertante Musik für Kontrabass In Der Wiener Klassik: Mit Beiträgen Zür Geschichte
          des Kontrabassbaues in Österriech. München: E. Katzbichler, 1979. Ref. ML920 .M511 K82