Developing Arco Swing on Double Bass in Jazz

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dc.contributor.advisor Holland, O en
dc.contributor.advisor Zilber, A en
dc.contributor.author Orr, Denholm-John en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-07-25T23:24:04Z en
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/37546 en
dc.description Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.description.abstract This research aims to identify strategies for bassists who wish to develop their bowing skills in a jazz context. Documentation on learning and teaching strategies for arco bass are numerous and detailed in the world of classical performance, however the number of relevant resources pertaining to arco performance in jazz is reasonably small. The findings of this research could be useful for upright bassists who, like the author, have had considerable experience playing pizzicato in a jazz context, but have not previously used the bow in their music-making endeavours. The methods of inquiry are through personal practice, expert guidance, observation and exploration of selected practitioners, composition, and improvisation. A succinct analysis pertaining to relevant acoustic properties of the bowed bass tone is also included. This component exists as appendages to its respective aspects, where deemed necessary, to inform the practice process. Accompanying this thesis is a performance recital of repertoire directly relating to and chosen for its relevance to arco bass, and a composition portfolio created with the intention of integrating arco technique into my own performance and composition repertoire. Furthermore, I am reflecting on the recordings of my recital and compositions in order to critically assess my personal development, provide guidance for further improvement of my playing, and finally to refine the practice method applied in this project, aiming to assist bassists who potentially wish to use this approach in their development of bowing skills within a jazz context. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof Masters Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA99265104713802091 en
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dc.rights Restricted Item. Full Text is available to authenticated members of The University of Auckland only. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/nz/ en
dc.title Developing Arco Swing on Double Bass in Jazz en
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.discipline Music en
thesis.degree.grantor The University of Auckland en
thesis.degree.level Masters en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.elements-id 750129 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-07-26 en


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