From 2010 onwards the bass faculty of the Royal Conservatoire launched a new
initiative for all 16 foot string players in the school called BASSbook.
A changing musical world demands a new and flexible approach to music making
and through BASSbook, we at the Royal Conservatoire feel we can play an
important role in helping our students meet these new demands and achieve
New technology enables us to plug in and connect to the latest developments
all over the world. Our future bass players will be required to be much more
versatile and proficient in a variety of skills:
The divisions separating our various disciplines are disintegrating:
contemporary composers rarely hesitate to include an array of jazz skills in
their latest scores, or even include an ‘authentic’ instrumentarium in their
Conductors of early music are regular guests with traditional symphony
orchestras and expect a certain understanding of performance practice.
Everything about BASSbook will be accessible through our website:
Main objective is the interaction between all the bass students at the
BASSbook means International Masterclasses, Interdependent Historical
Development of the Bass, Interdisciplinary studying, Interactive site for all
bass students, Interconnective to the Bass world of players, teachers,
builders, composers, researchers etc.