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Music Research Guide: Double Bass

A guide to the music resources at the University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Repertoire list for the double bass

Comprehensive catalog of music, books, recordings and videos for the double bass / by Murray Grodner.  Littleton, Colo. : Grodner Publications, c2000.  4th ed.  MUSIC Ref  ML128.D72G8 2000

Periodicals for the double bass

Double bassist, issue 28-43 (2004-2007)    ML920.D863

International Society of Bassists, vol. 1-20 (1974-1996)    ML1.I573x

Bass world, vol. 21-27 (1996-2004)  (This is a title change from the previous periodical.)  ML1.I573x


Also see:

American Music Teacher  ML1.A5

American String Teacher  ML27.U5A8356

The Strad  ML749.5.S773x

Strings  ML749.5.S87

Some Library of Congress call numbers for the double bass

M - Scores

M55-58--Solo double bass music

M237-238--Music for double bass and piano

M1018, M1118--Double bass with orchestra and string orchestra (includes full scores and solos with piano arrangements)

M1336--Jazz ensembles

ML - Music Literature

ML128.D6--Double bass music: Bibliography

ML920-925--Books about the double bass

MT - Instruction and Study

MT320-334--Methods, etudes, orchestra studies, etc.

Some Library of Congress subject headings for music for double bass

Double bass music

Double bass and piano music

Suites (Double bass)

Concertos (Double bass)

Concertos (Double bass with string orchestra)

Double bass with orchestra

...and there are lots more.  Do a subject search for "Double bass" and see the 73 different subject headings that begin with double bass.

Library of Congress subject headings about the double bass

Double bass music--Bibliography

Double bass music--Discography

Double bass--History

Bass guitar

Double bassists   

   ... and lots more.  Search "double bass" in Encore and find more than 30 books, more than 300 recordings and more than 300 scores.     

Web Resources for the Double Bass

Subject Guide: Music

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