Discover Double Bass, a music education website specializing in the double bass, is pleased to announce the release of its latest course, Baroque Double Bass. Presented by early music specialist and double bassist, Heather Miller Lardin, Baroque Double Bass is the first online course of its kind completely dedicated to playing the Baroque double Bass.

About Heather Miller Lardin – The Course Presenter

Heather Miller Lardin is an early music upright bass specialist based in Philadelphia, USA. She is the principal bassist of the Handel and Haydn Society, director of the Temple University Early Music Ensemble, and member of the EMA. Since graduating from the Curtis Institute of Music, Heather has dedicated herself to historical performance practice, and went on to achieve a DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Historical Performance Practice from Cornell University.

Heather also regularly performs with the Philadelphia Bach Collegium, Brandywine Baroque, Tempesta di Mare, and co-directs Night Music, a Philadelphia-based period instrument chamber ensemble. Night Music’s debut recording “Music for a Viennese Salon” was released by Avie Records in August 2020. Additionally, Heather has over 25 years teaching experience in her private studio, and also serves on the faculties of the Amherst Early Music Festival and the Curtis Young Artists Summer Program.

About Baroque Double Bass – Online Course

Baroque Double Bass is a course designed to teach you all about double bass playing in early music, written and presented by the renowned early music specialist, Heather Miller Lardin. The course comprises 43 videos over 3.5 hours and covers a wide range of topics on Baroque double bass, including period techniques, bass line reduction, ‘ghosting’, Baroque repertoire interpretation, Historical performance practice, period instruments, and more!

Heather is joined in many of the lessons by her fantastic live Baroque trio (harpsichord and Baroque cello) who play a range of early music repertoire including pieces by Bach, Handel, Corelli, and Vivaldi. Detailed transcriptions of Heather Miller Lardin’s musical demonstrations are also included in the course. There are 39 pages of sheet music, so you will have everything you need to practice at home! Whether you’re playing a period or modern bass, Heather has designed this course for any bassist wanting to dive into the world of Historical performance practice and the rich variety of Baroque repertoire. Find out more about the course through the links below.

About Discover Double Bass

Founded in 2013 by Geoff Chalmers, Discover Double Bass has pioneered online double bass education. Recognizing the value of learning music online, our aim is to educate and inspire the global double bass community. Discover Double Bass specializes in producing video courses, lessons, and interviews for the double bass. In the last few years, the tutor faculty has rapidly expanded to include 18 world-famous tutors such as John Goldsby, Adam Ben Ezra, Katie Thiroux, Joseph Conyers, and Barry Bales. With over 30 complete courses, 200 lessons, and 50 interviews covering different genres, abilities, and a wide range of topics, there is something for everyone at Discover Double Bass.

Find out more!

Baroque Double Bass – https://courses.discoverdoublebass.com/p/baroque-double-bass

Discover Double Bass – https://discoverdoublebass.com