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Welcome to the Double Bass Journals and Newsletters page, a bibliographic reference tool designed to facilitate access and study of double bass serials, whether printed or online. The goal of this page is to offer a cumulative registry of all past and present issues, along with data that can assist one in identifying or procuring bass publications from all periods and regions.

You may note that commonly these publications are affiliated with a country’s bass society or some other bass organization, while in some instances they are also produced by committed individuals or professional publishers. Thus and where appropriate, the background on an affiliated organization or publisher is provided as well.

The front index of all journals is organized in two columns that offer the Geographical classification with individual serials’ titles within each country, while the third column features the Specialty Fields section. At this time only the classical bass publications are indexed, while the dedicated jazz and electric bass journals are planned for the future development.








Europe

Denmark

  • Bastidende : Medlemsblad for Dansk BasSelskab

Translated:

Bastidende : Magazine of Danish Bass Society

Published:

1988-2013?

Index:

Vol. 1: 1988-89 No. 1, 2, 4
Vol. 2: 1989-90 No. 1-3
Vol. 3: 1990-91 No. 1-3
Vol. 4 1992 No. 1-3
Vol. 5 1992-93 No. 1-4
Vol. 6 1994 No. 1-3
Vol. 7 1995 No. 1-3
Vol. 8 1996 No. 1-3
Vol. 9 1997 No, 1-3
Vol. 10, 1998 No. 1-3
Vol. 11, 1999 No. 1-3
Vol. 12, 2000: No. 1-3
Vol. 13 2001 No. 1
Vol. 14 2002 No. 1
Vol. 15 2003 No. 1-3
Vol. 16 2004 No. 1
2008 No. 1
2009 No. 2- [3]
2010 No. 1-3
2011 No. 1-3
2012 No. 1-3
2013 No. 1-2

Frequency:

1 to 3 issues per year

ISSN:

0904-4728

Held at:

Royal Danish LibraryRDL Record 1  – RDL Record 2RDL Record 3

History:

Dansk BasSelskab Society and Magazine – Historie – Internet Archive
Dansk BasSelskab web page is presently not available, however its activities can still be viewed on Dansk BasSelskab Facebook .

Published by:

Dansk BasSelskab
c/o KaffeKontra
Dannebrogsgade 16 kl tv
DK-1660 Kbh.V
Danemark

[ Please note: This is a former address. Unknown if this address is still affiliated with the Dansk BasSelskab now. ]

Contact:

Dansk BasSelskab Facebook

Notes:

Unfortunately no issue of Bastidende was located on the web, whether for sale or as a front page image in any context, so the overview of this unique magazine still awaits processing. Judging by the number of issues and the sophistication of the Danish Double Bass Society, one would assume to find much quality content in this publication.


Finland

  • Kontra-C : Suomen Kontrabassoklubin ry:n Jäsenlehti

Translated:

Kontra-C: Finnish Bass Club Association Member Magazine

Published:

KontraC had started with Vol. 15 Nr. 1, 1996 as a continuation of Basisti magazine, which was published up to Vol. 14. Nr. 4. 1995.

Index:

Nr. 1, 2002
Nr. 2, 2002
Nr. 3, 2002
Nr. 4, 2002
Nr. 1, 2003
Nr. 2, 2003
Nr. 3, 2003
Nr. 4, 2003
Nr. 1, 2004
Nr. 2, 2004
Nr. 3, 2004
Nr. 4, 2004
Nr. 1, 2005
Nr. 2, 2005
Nr. 3, 2005
Nr. 4, 2005
Nr. 1, 2006
Nr. 2, 2006
Nr. 3, 2006
Nr. 4, 2006
Nr. 1, 2007
Nr. 2, 2007
Nr. 3, 2007
Nr. 4, 2007
Nr. 1, 2008
Nr. 2, 2008
Nr. 3, 2008
Nr. 4, 2008
Nr. 1, 2009
Nr. 2, 2009
Nr. 3, 2009
Nr. 4, 2009
Nr. 1, 2010
Nr. 2, 2010
Nr. 3, 2010
Nr. 4, 2010
Nr. 1, 2011
Nr. 2, 2011
Nr. 3, 2011
Nr. 4, 2011
Nr. 1, 2012
Nr. 2, 2012
Nr. 3, 2012
Nr. 4, 2012
Nr. 1, 2013
Nr. 2, 2013
Nr. 3, 2013

Frequency:

Four issues per year

ISSN:

1459-7527

Old Issues Online:

Kontra-C Archive – Since 2002
Kontra-C Archive – 1996-2001

Published by:

Finnish Double Bass Society

Contact:

Contact Page – Finnish Bass Society
[ The physical address is unfortunately not cited either in journals or the web page. ]

History:

Finnish Bass Society History
[ In Finnish, use Google Chrome browser for automatic English translation. ]

Facebook Group:

Suomen Kontrabassoklubi ry – Facebook [ mostly in Finish ]

Notes:

The web presentation of the Finnish Bass Club is truthfully one of the best among all bass societies’ presentations. Yet, it is offered only in Finnish, which is a very peculiar language of the Uralic language group and only understood by Finns. For all English speaking viewers who would wish to explore this presentation, it is advised to use the Google Chrome browser with the auto-translate feature that actually does a fairly good job in providing English equivalent. Otherwise, Bravo to Finnish Bass Society on such a marvelous work in presenting their own rich bass heritage.



  • Basisti : Suomen kontrabassoklubi ry. [Helsinki]

Translated:

The Bassist : Double Bass Club Finland

Published:

1982-1995

Index:

Vol. 1, Nr. 1, 1982  (first issue)
Vol. 14, Nr. 4, 1995 (site’s archive indicates no. 2 as the last issue ?)

Frequency:

Between two and four issues per year

ISSN:

0780-5519

Old Issues Online:

Bassisti Archive – 1992-1995
Bassisti Archive – 1982-1991

Published by:

Finnish Double Bass Society [ Kontrabassoklubi ]

Contact:

Contact Page

Notes:

Basisti was the initial publication of the Finnish Double Bass society that was later replaced by the Kontra-C. In some way one may almost make a parallel here between the title change from International Society of Bassist Journal to the ISB Bass World.


France

  • La Revue de la Contrebasse en France

Translated:

Magazine of the Double Bass in France

Published:

1993-2011

Index:

eNo. 1, 1993 – No. 21, 1999 ( Source BnF Record )
eup to No. 57, June 2011 ( Source A.B.C.D.F – Internet Archive )

Frequency:

Unknown

ISSN:

1246-0982
1627-1971

WorldCat:

Record Link 1Record Link 2

Bibliothèque nationale de France:

Record Link

New York Public Library:

Record Link 1Record Link 2

Published by:

Association Des Bassistes Et Contrebassistes De France (A.B.C.D.F.)
(Thiery Barbe)
22 rue de Champagne,
94700 Maisons Alfort
France

Association Des Bassistes Et Contrebassistes De France (A.B.C.D.F.)

Inquiries:

Thierry Barbé – Facebook

Facebook Group:

fb link here

Notes:

It appears that the La Revue de la Contrebasse en France has switched the title at some point to the  La Revue de la Basse  et de la Contrebasse. However, the exact date for a complete index if issues could not be determined from the extant online records. Further information on the production of this magazine was obtained through the blog posts and the saved pages of the umbrella organization Association des Bassistes et Contrebassistes De France (A.B.C.D.F.)  that is preserved at A.B.C.D.F – Internet Archive (2019). The glance in the scope of articles and subjects covered points to a treasure trove of French bass activities and accomplishments, once the full index of all issues and their articles is accomplished.


Germany

  • Der Kontrabass: Mitteilungsblatt Des Kontrabassisten-Bundes

Translated:

The Double Bass: The Bulletin of the Double Bassists’-Association

Published:

1929 – 1931

Index:

Nr. 1, Leipzig, Marz 1929
Nr. 2, Leipzig, Ende Juni, 1929
Nr. 3, Leipzig, November 1929
Nr. 4, Leipzig, Marz 1930
Nr. 5, Leipzig, Anfang Februar 1931

[ A total of 5 Der Kontrabass issues have been published during the time Kontrabassisten-Bund existed. ]

Donwload Page – Courtesy of Markus Kroell (page bottom)

Frequency:

Probably intended to be a quarterly when conceived

ISSN:

Non extant, but they could not register Der Kontrabass in 1929 anyway since the ISSN registration begun only in 1976.

WorldCat:

Record Link 1Record Link 2

History:

Historical Overview of Der Kontrabass by Klaus Stoll at XBass – The Online Magazine About Double BassArticle Link

Published by:

Carl Merseburger
Querstr 27
Leipzig, Germany

Notes:

Der Kontrabass is the very first double bass journal ever created. It was produced by the German Double Bassists’s Union and was  actually free to the members. One would only need to register, and the printed journal would arrive to their address. The journal was also conceived with a goal of becoming a forum for double bass pedagogy and a news bulletin for the latest bass compositions and methods. It was directed and edited by a musicologist Wilhelm Altmann and published by an established house Carl Merseburger. Both the publisher and the editor had even their phones (Fernspreher) listed, so you could even call them in 1929 (!) However, as witnessed many times later, good intentions in bass publishing may not last long, and the journal has ceased to exists by its fifth issue in 1931.


Italy

  • XBass : The Online Magazine About Double Bass

Format:

Online Journal

Published:

2006-2007 (?)

Index:

Numero 1, 2006, Italian – Home Page Link
Numero 2, 2007, Italian – Home Page Link
Numero 2, 2007, English – Home Page Link
Numero 3, 2007, English – Home Page Link

[ It appears that only three issues of XBass have been published to date. From them, No. 2 both in Italian and English. ]

Frequency:

annual

ISSN:

Non extant

Published by:

NBB Records
Alberto Bocini
Via dei Ciliani 150-152
59100 Prato ITALIA

Contact:

Contact Page

Facebook Group:

NBB Records Facebook

Notes:

XBass : The Online Magazine About Double Bass is most likely the first Italian magazine dedicated to the Double bass, although, as the title indicates, in the online form. The web presence of this journal offers only three issues that appear to have been produced between 2006 and 2007. Some pages are interlinked, and at the time it may be difficult to discern the exact date or the journal provenance for particular posts. However, there is also much very interesting and valuable information to be discovered there with some patience and browsing persistence. In respect to content quality, one would only wish that the XBass continued to be published beyond the Numero 3 issue.


Poland

  • Kontrabasista: Magazyn Polskiego Stowarzyszenia Kontrabasistów

Translated:

Doublebassist: Magazine of the Polish Association of Doublebassists

Published:

2002 – 2012  (or by 2016 according to Miz.org )

Index:

Nr. 1, 1996
Nr. 2/3, 1998

[ A total number of Kontrabasista magazine is to be determined in the future. ]

Frequency:

unknown

ISSN:

1427-664X

WorldCat:

Record Link

Polish National Library:

Record Link

Published by:

Irena Olkiewicz
Polskie Stowarzyszenie Kontrabasistów
[ Polish Society of Double Bassists ]
50-043 Wrocław
Plac Jana Pawła II 2 pok. 209
Poland

Web Page:

Polish Society of Double Bassists – English

Contact:

Polish Society of Double Bassists – Contact Page

History:

Polish Society of Double Bassists – History – English

Notes:

Kontrabasista is an official publication of the Polish Society of Double Bassists managed by Prof. Irena Olkiewicz. It is unknown how many issues have been produced, but judging by society’s well organized web page, one may assume that the similar effort has also been invested in the journal. Once the complete index of all journals is discovered it would be a joy to present a full overview of this magazine.


United Kingdom

  • The British International Bass Forum – BIBF (1994-2004)

Published:

1994 – 2004

Index:

Newsletter 1 (1994)
Newsletter 2, September 1994
Newsletter 3, December 1994
Newsletter 4, March 1995
Newsletter 5, June 1995
Newsletter 6, September 1995
Newsletter 7, December 1995
Newsletter 8, March 1996
Newsletter 9, June 1996
Newsletter 10, Sept 1996
Newsletter 11, Dec 1996
Newsletter 12, March 1997
Newsletter 13, June 1997
Newsletter 14, Sept 1997
The BIBF Journal, Number 15, December 1997
The BIBF Journal, Number 16, February 1998
The BIBF Journal, Number 17, April 1998
The BIBF Journal, Number 18, June 1998
The BIBF Journal, Number 19, September 1998
The BIBF Journal, Number 20, December 1998
The BIBF Journal, Number 21, December 1999
Bass News, June 1999, No. 22
Bass News, Autumn 1999, No. 23
Bass News, Summer 2000, No. 24
Bass News, Autumn 2000, No. 25
Bass News, Winter 2000, No. 26
Bass News, Autumn 2002

(further indexing pending)

Bass News, Summer 2004, No. 40 (last issue)

[ Likely continued with the News From the Basement see below ]

BIBF Facebook Page

Index Note: You will need to become a friend of David Hayes to see this page on Facebook.

Frequency:

As noted in Index above

ISSN:

Non extant

British Library:

Record Link 1 – BIBF Newsletter – No. 1 (1994) – no. 7 (Dec. 1995)
Record Link 2 – BIBF Newsletter – No. 8 (Mar. 1996) – no. 14 (Sep. 1997)
Record Link  – BIBF Journal – No. 15 (Dec. 1997) – No. 21 (Feb. 1999
Record Link  – BIBF Bass News – No. 23 (Autumn 1999) – No. 40 (Summer 2004)
[ Note: These records from the British Library are also duplicated in the WorldCat, and thus omitted here ]

Contact:

David Heyes may be contacted through his publishing company presentations: Recital Music and the Recital Music Facebook, and also through his David Heyes Facebook page.

Facebook:

David Heyes Facebook

Notes:

The British International Bass Forum – BIBF was founded in 1994 by David Heyes, a British bassist, composer and music publisher, and with the goal of promoting British and international bass music legacy, pedagogy and performance. The Newsletter was appearing under the auspices of The British Double Bass Society. After a cessation of the BIBF Newsletter, it was followed by BIBF Journal and lastly the BIBF Bass News. At the end, all of them were succeeded by the News From the Basement.

This gargantuan effort on behalf of David Heyes is simply a testament of his unlimited powers to promote and enlighten the bass matters to the audiences world wide, and now, very successfully over the Facebook too.

The indexing of the News From the Basement will eventually be attempted as well. Bravo and hats down to David on his effort.



  • Double Bassist

Published:

1996 – 2007

Index:

No. 1, Spring/Summer 1996
No. 2, Autumn/Winter 1996
No. 3, Spring/Summer 1997
No. 4, Autumn/Winter 1997
No. 5, Spring 1998
No. 6, Summer 1998
No. 7, 1998
No. 8, 1999
No. 9, 1999
No. 10, 1999
No. 11, 1999
No. 12, Spring 2000
No. 13, Summer 2000
No. 14, Autumn 2000
No. 15, Winter 2000
No. 16, Spring 2001
No. 17, Summer 2001
No. 18, Autumn 2001
No. 19, Winter 2001
No. 20, Spring 2002
No. 21, Summer 2002
No. 22, Autumn 2002
No. 23, Winter 2002
No. 24, Spring 2003
No. 25, Summer 2003
No. 26, Autumn 2003
No. 27, Winter 2003
No. 28, Spring 2004
No. 29, Summer 2004
No. 30, Autumn 2004
No. 31, Winter 2004
No. 32, Spring 2005
No. 33, Summer 2005
No. 34, Autumn 2005
No. 35, Winter 2005
No. 36, Spring 2006
No. 37, Summer 2006
No. 38, Autumn 2006
No. 39, Winter 2006
No. 40, Spring 2007
No. 41, Summer 2007
No. 42, Autumn 2007
No. 43, Winter 2007

[ A total of 43 Double Bassist issues have been published during the 1996-2007 time period. ]

Frequency:

four times per year

ISSN:

1362-0835

WorldCat:

Record Link

British Library:

Record Link

Closing Info:

Double Bass Guide – Jonas Lohse – January 10, 2008

Published by:

Orpheus Publishing
Newsquest Specialist Media LTD
30 Cannon Street
London EC4M 6YJ
(cited as printed in magazine, may or may not be valid any longer)

Notes:

Double Bassist may be considered the first professional and non-society-affiliated classical bass journal. The magazine has evolved out of The StradDouble Bass Issue series and with the idea to present the same quality of content as The Strad, yet with focus on double bass. This goal was indeed achieved from the start, although the price of publication was perceived relatively high. In many respects Double Bassist was a worthy competitor to the older ISB Bass World, yet it was managed and offered as a professional publication that could even be purchased on more advanced newsstands worldwide.

Yet, even with all the backing and resources invested, the Double Bassist has unfortunately ended its production in 2007 and due to the cost and feasibility issues. Its legacy however continues to live in occasional bass-dedicated issues that The Strad magazine still offers today. For the index of special Strad bass issues  please see the Special Issues section of this page.



North America

United States

American Guild of Double Bass Players

American Guild of Double Bass Players (AGBD), founded by Lucas Drew in 1966 may be considered the first American double bass society, if only by a year of a head start in respect to the International Institute for String Bass (IISB) founded by Gary Karr in 1967. This society has published the Double Bass Notes for some two years, before it was dissolved.

  • Double Bass Notes

Published:

1966 – 1968

Index:

To be completed.

The individual library holdings indicate that there were likely some 5 issues published cumulatively within the two volume designations and within the period of two years.

Frequency:

Unknown

ISSN:

Non extant

WorldCat:

Record Link (points to individual library holdings)

History:

The column written by Lucas Drew at the American String Teacher, “Double Bass Notes” section (Summer 1968), explains the origination and dates of the Double Bass Notes, before these started to appear as the section of the American String Teacher magazine. In brief, Lucas Drew who founded the American Guild of Double Bass Players has thought it unnecessary to duplicate the work of the International Bass Institute founded by Gary Karr and has decided to continue his bass promotion efforts in association with the American String Teacher magazine.

American String Teacher, Double Bass Notes chapter, Summer, 1968.

Published by:

American Guild of Double Bass Players
Lucas Drew
University of Miami School of Music
Coral Gables, Florida

[ Please Note: An old address that may not be valid any longer ]

Notes:

The Double Bass Notes were started by as a publication of the American Guild of Double Bass Players in 1966, at approximately at the same time when Gary Karr has started the International Institute for the String Bass in Madison, Wisconsin with the Bass Sound Post, a newsletter that later evolved in the ISB Journal and finally Bass World published by the International Society of Bassists, Dallas, Texas. Lucas Drew continued to be active and affiliated with the International society of Bassists as well.



International Institute for String Bass (IISB)

(1967-1972)

International Institute for String Bass (IISB) was founded by Gary Karr in 1967 and was the predecessor society to now well-established International Society of Bassists (ISB). The IISB has published sixteen issues of Bass Sound Post and two issues of Probass before it was reorganized as the International Society of Bassists. For the full history and evolution of the International Society of Bassists please consult their own heritage page at ISB – History .

  • The Bass Sound Post

Published:

1967 – 1971

Index Introduction:

The following index was derived from the retrospective newsletter index printed at the back of the The Bass Sound Post 1971, Vol. 3 No. 1-6, pp. 35-36. In addition, the physical volumes were consulted where available in order to complete the full index of issues.

The Bass Sound Post indexing has proven a challenging project, as some issues either lack certain descriptors, such as: year, season, number and volume, or are missing them altogether. In addition, it appears that the classification of “volumes” and “numbers” for each publication has varied considerably during the years.

In order to remedy these shortcomings and make the overview more legible, the featured index has introduced a cumulative numbering system, here presented in the first column and cited in brackets. Otherwise, for each issue that has offered printed descriptors such as volume, number, season and year, these are presented as printed on the issue, whether noted on the front page or elsewhere in the newsletter. Where these descriptors are lacking, they are deduced and put in the brackets. Finally, to facilitate proper identification of issues, the last column presents the pagination as well.

Index:
(Nr. 1)February 196716 p.
(Nr. 2)June 196723 p.
(Nr. 3)November 196730 p.
(Nr. 4)Vol. 6 (1968)18 p.
(Nr. 5)(Vol. 6 No. 2 1968)22 p.
(Nr. 6)(Vol. 6 No. 3 1968)32 p.
(Nr. 7)(Vol. 6 No. 4 1968)19 p.
(Nr. 8)Vol. 7 No. 5 1968-6916 p.
(Nr. 9)Vol. 9 No. 6 1968-6917 p.
(Nr. 10)December 1969 Vol. 1 No. 134 p.
(Nr. 11)February 1970 Vol. 2. No. 235 p.
(Nr. 12)April 1970 Vol. 2 No. 237 p.
(Nr. 13)June 1970 Vol. 2 No. 339 p.
(Nr. 14)August 1970 Vol. 2 No. 427 p.
(Nr. 15)October 1970 Vol. 2 No. 529 p.
(Nr. 16)December 1970 Vol. 2 No. 628 p.
(Nr. 17)1971 Vol. 3 No. 1-36 p.

[ A total of 17 The Bass Sound Post issues have been published by the International Institute for String Bass during the 1967-1972 time span. ]

Frequency:

irregular, commonly 3 to 4 issues per year

ISSN:

0525-5724

WorldCat:

Record Link

History:

ISB – History

Published by:

Gary Karr
International Institute for String Bass
Extension Music Department
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
Years: 1967-1969

Garry Karr
International Institute for String Bass
382 Somerset Street
North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060, USA
Years: December 1969 – August 1970

Garry Karr
International Institute for String Bass
P. O. Box 2685, Plainfield, N. J. 07061, USA
Years: October 1970

Garry Karr
International Institute for String Bass
P.O. Box 3365 South Station,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Years: December 1970 – 1971

Contact:

ISB – Contact

Notes:

The Bass Sound Post is the first publication in a series of newsletters and magazines that were to evolve in the present-day Bass World magazine. Its beginnings showcase a brave project at the time when bass societies were hardly known and when the development and format of such newsletters was free to evolve. The goal of the newsletter, as stated in its first issue introduction under “Our Purpose” section, was “to inform our subscribers of activities, including, of course, keeping them posted on job opportunities, and passing on to the bassist valuable information concerning his instrument.” A noble goal that the publication has reached and significantly surpassed, as the membership base and interest in IISB grew. The succeeding Probass publication (1972) was already twice the size of the last Bass Sound Post issue.



  • Probass

Published:

1972

Index:

(Nr. 1) Vol. 1 Issue 1. 1972 (no indication of the month) 59 p.
(Nr. 2) (Vol. 1 Issue 2, 1972)

WorldCat:

Record Link

History:

ISB – History

Published by:

Gary Karr
International Institute for String Bass
P.O. Box 3365 South Station,
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Year: 1972

Contact:

ISB – Contact

Notes:

Two issues of Probass were published. The author of this site has not been able to independently confirm the existence of the second issue beyond the citation found on the ISB – History page. Probass was intended to present a new name and format for the IISB journal that replaced The Bass Sound Post. It was indeed a far larger and improved publication.



International Society of Bassists (ISB)

International Society of Bassist (ISB) was founded by Gary Karr after the International Institute for String Bass (IISB) was dissolved and reincorporated into the new ISB. The main change in respect to the new ISB publication was that it was now named the International Society of Bassists – Newsletter, and has received a new indexing system that starts with Vol. 1. No. 1. Fall 1974 issue. This indexing system was retained until today, while the actual publication name has evolved as presented in the indexes below. In general, the publication was always called either Newsletter, Annual Journal, Magazine or simply International Society of Bassists where the “magazine” was implied. The major difference in title only came with Vol. 21. No. 1. April 1996 issue, with the introduction of Bass World name, which the publication still bears today.

In addition to the official ISB publication, which for the better part was commonly known as Magazine, the ISB has also produced the actual newsletter (in both content and form) called The Bass Line : A Publication of the International Society of Bassists during the 1991-2007 period. This newsletter was published concurrent with the magazine and is indexed here separately. It should not be confused with the earlier ISB “newsletters” that were the main publication of the society.

For all else please be welcome to consult the full history of the International Society of Bassists on their own heritage page ISB – History .

  • International Society of Bassists : Newsletter or Annual Journal

Published:

1974 – present

Index:

International Society of Bassists : Newsletter

Vol. 1, No. 1 Fall 1974
Vol. 1, No. 2 Winter 1974-1975
Vol. 1, No. 3 Spring 1975

International Society of Bassists : Annual Journal

Vol. 1, No. 4 Spring 1975
Vol. 2, No. 1 Fall 1975
Vol. 2, No. 2 Winter 1976
Vol. 2, No. 3 Spring 1976
Vol. 2, No. 4 Spring 1976
Vol. 3, No. 1 Fall 1976
Vol. 3, No. 2 Winter 1977
Vol. 3, No. 3 Spring 1977
Vol. 3, No. 4 Spring 1977

International Society of Bassists : Newsletter

Vol. 4, No. 1 Fall 1977

International Society of Bassists : Annual Journal

Vol. 4, No. 2 1977-78

International Society of Bassists : Newsletter

Vol. 4, No. 3 1977-78
Vol. 4, No. 4 April 1978
Vol. 5, No. 1 Fall 1978

International Society of Bassists : Annual Journal

Vol. 5, No. 2 1979

International Society of Bassists : Newsletter

Vol. 5, No. 3 1979
Vol. 5, No. 4 Spring 1979
Vol. 6, No. 1 Fall 1979
Vol. 6, No. 2 Winter 1980
Vol. 6, No. 3 Spring 1980

International Society of Bassists : Annual Journal

Vol. 6, No. 4 Spring 1980

International Society of Bassists : Newsletter

Vol. 7, No. 1 Fall 1980
Vol. 7, No. 2 Winter 1981

International Society of Bassists : Newsletter and Journal

Vol. 7, No. 3-4 Spring and Summer 1981 – Double Issue

International Society of Bassists : Bass World

Vol. 8, No. 1 Fall 1981
Vol. 8, No. 2 Winter 1982 (Special Competition Issue)

International Society of Bassists ( “Magazine” implied )

Vol. 9, No. 1 Fall 1982
Vol. 9, No. 2 Winter 1983
Vol. 9, No. 3 Spring 1983

International Society of Bassists Magazine

Vol. 10, No. 1 Fall 1983
Vol. 10, No. 2 Winter 1984
Vol. 10, No. 3 Spring 1984
Vol. 11, No. 1 Fall 1984
Vol. 11, No. 2 Winter 1985
Vol. 11, No. 3 Spring 1985
Vol. 12, No. 1 Fall 1985
Vol. 12, No. 2 Winter 1986
Vol. 12, No. 3 Spring 1986
Vol. 13, No. 1 Fall 1986
Vol. 13, No. 2 Winter 1987
Vol. 13, No. 3 Spring 1987
Vol. 14, No. 1 Fall 1987
Vol. 14, No. 2 Winter 1988
Vol. 14, No. 3 Spring 1988
Vol. 15, No. 1 Fall 1988
Vol. 15, No. 2 Winter 1989
Vol. 15, No. 3 Spring 1989
Vol. 16, No. 1 Fall 1989
Vol. 16, No. 2 Winter 1990
Vol. 16, No. 3 Spring 1990
Vol. 17, No. 1 Fall 1990
Vol. 17, No. 2 Winter/Spring 1991
Vol. 18, No. 1 Fall/Winter 1991-2
Vol. 18, No. 2 Fall 1992
Vol. 18, No. 3 Spring 1993
Vol. 19, No. 1 Fall 1993
Vol. 19, No. 2 Spring 1994
Vol. 19, No. 3 Fall 1994
Vol. 20, No. 1 Winter 1995
Vol. 20, No. 2 Spring/Summer 1995
Vol. 20, No. 3 Winter 1996 – Convention Issue


  • Bass World : The Journal of International Society of Bassists Official Page

Index:

Vol. 21, No. 1 April 1996, Journal Index
Vol. 21, No. 2 (no year & season id, 1997 ?)
Vol. 21, No. 3 (no year & season id, 1997 ?)
Vol. 22, No. 1 (no year & season id, 1998 ?)
Vol. 22, No. 2 (no year & season id, 1998 ? )
Vol. 22, No. 3 (no year & season id, 1998 ?)
Vol. 23, No. 1 Spring/Summer 1999
Vol. 23, No. 2 Fall 1999
Vol. 23, No. 3 Winter 2000
Vol. 24, No. 1 Summer 2000
Vol. 24, No. 2 Fall 2000 (printed “Winter” by mistake)
Vol. 24, No. 3 February-May (2001) (new labeling system by months introduced)
Vol. 25, No. 1 June-September 2001
Vol. 25, No. 2 October-January 2001 *
Vol. 25, No. 3 February-May 2002
Vol. 26, No. 1 June-September 2002
Vol. 26, No. 2 October-January 2002
Vol. 26, No. 3 February-May 2003
Vol. 27, No. 1 June-September 2003
Vol. 27, No. 2 October-January 2003
Vol. 27, No. 3 February-May 2004
Vol. 28, No. 1 June-September 2004
Vol. 28, No. 2 October-January 2004
Vol. 28, No. 3 February-May 2005
Vol. 29, No. 1 June-September 2005
Vol. 29, No. 2 October-January 2005
Vol. 29, No. 3 February-May 2006
Vol. 30, No. 1 June-September 2006
Vol. 30, No. 2 October-January 2006
Vol. 30, No. 3 February-May 2007
Vol. 31, No. 1 June-September 2007
Vol. 31, No. 2 October-January 2007
Vol. 31, No. 3 February-May 2008
Vol. 32, No. 1 June-September 2008
Vol. 32, No. 2 October-January 2008
Vol. 32, No. 3 February-May 2009
Vol. 33, No. 1 June-September 2009
Vol. 33, No. 2 October-January 2009
Vol. 33, No. 3 February-May 2010
Vol. 34, No. 1 June-September 2010
Vol. 34, No. 2 October-January 2010
Vol. 34, No. 3 February-May 2011
Vol. 35, No. 1 June-September 2011
Vol. 35, No. 2 October-January 2011
Vol. 35, No. 3 February-May 2012
Vol. 36, No. 1 June-September 2012
Vol. 36, No. 2 October-January 2012
Vol. 36, No. 3 February-May 2013
Vol. 37, No. 1 June-September 2013
Vol. 37, No. 2 October-January 2013
Vol. 37, No. 3 October-January 2014 / out of sequence
Vol. 38, No. 1 February-May 2015
Vol. 38, No. 2 October-January 2015
Vol. 38, No. 3 February-May 2016
Vol. 39, No. 1 June-September 2016
Vol. 39, No. 2 October-January 2016
Vol. 39, No. 3 February-May 2017
Vol. 40, No. 1 June-September 2017
Vol. 40, No. 2 October-January 2018
Vol. 40, No. 3 February-May 2018
Vol. 41, No. 1 October-January 2018
Vol. 41, No. 2 February-May 2019
Vol. 41, No. 3 June-September 2019
Vol. 42, No. 1 October-January 2019
Vol. 42, No. 2 February-May 2020
Vol. 42, No. 3 June-September 2020
Vol. 43, No. 1 October-January 2020
Vol. 43, No. 2 February-May 2021
Vol. 43, No. 3 June-September 2021
Vol. 44, No. 1 October-January 2021
Vol. 44, No. 2 February-May 2022

* With all issues where nomenclature indicates October-January, the cited year on the magazine is the one spanning October to December. Thus although January belongs already to the next year, the listing here follows what is printed on the magazine and not the actual time frame that spans into the next year. This pattern may or may not apply always, but is indexed here as printed on the journal.

Ex. “Vol. 25, No. 2 October-January 2001” means “v. 25, no. 2 October 2001 – January 2002”

Citation Note: In variety of sources you may find the ISB volumes indexed in Roman Numerals since this is how the volumes are presented on actual journals from Vol. VIII No. 1 until Vol. XXIV No. 2. This listing however presents all volumes in Arabic numerals.

Frequency:

As presented above. Bass World is published three times per year.

ISSN:

International Society of Bassists 1982: 0892-0532  (present)
Newsletter – International Society of Bassists 1977: 0197-7946
Newsletter – International Society of Bassists 1974: 0885-5633

History:

ISB – History

WorldCat:

Bass World (1996-) Record Link
International Society of Bassists Magazine (1983-) Record Link

Published by:

International Society of Bassists
University of Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music
Cincinnati, Ohio 45221
Years: 1974-1981

International Society of Bassists
School of Music
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Years: 1981-1983

International Society of Bassists
School of Music
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL 60201
Years: 1983-1991

International Society of Bassists
4020 McEwen, Suite #105,
Dallas, Texas, 75244
Years: 1991-2000

International Society of Bassists start w issue v24 n3 2001
13140 Coit Road, Suite 320, LB 120
Dallas, Texas, 75240
Years: 2001-2005

International Society of Bassists start w issue v29 n2 2005
14070 Proton Road, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas, 75244
Years: 2005-2022

Contact:

ISB – Contact

Facebook Group:

ISB – International Society of Bassists

Notes:

Bass World from the International Society of Bassists is the longest running bass publication in the world by any measure. It has started as The Bass Sound Post in 1967, which then after some 16 issues was transformed in the Probass that offered just two issues in 1972, and which then was reorganized in 1974 as the ISB Newsletter – Magazine. The title was changed again in 1996 to The Bass World and as such it appears until today. Altogether, from the first issue of The Bass Sound Post in 1967 until the last Bass World of October-January 2021, some 153 issues have appeared cumulatively under the direction of IISB and ISB jointly. This number represents a truly impressive tenure that spans some 54 years of magazine publishing and as such offers a legacy that has had an immeasurable impact on the lives, education and careers of countless bassists worldwide.


  • The Bass Line : A Publication of the International Society of Bassists [ the newsletter ]

Published:

1991 – 2007

Index:

December, 1991
July, 1992
March 1993
October 1993
December 1994
December 1995
December 1996
May 1996
April 1997
December 1997
April 1998
December 1998
April 1999 – a mistake in print indicates 1998
December 1999
May 2000
Nov/Dec 2000
April 2001
Fall 2001
Spring 2002
Fall 2002
Spring 2003
Fall 2003
Spring 2004
Fall 2004
Spring 2005
Winter 2006
Summer 2006
Winter 2006-2007
Fall 2007

[ A total of 29 The Bass Line newsletters have been published ]

Frequency:

bi annual or annual

ISSN:

Non extant

WorldCat:

Record Link

Published by:

14070 Proton Road
Suite 100, LB 9
Dallas, Texas 75244

Contact:

International Society of Bassists – Contact Page

Notes:

The Bass Line newsletter was started as a supplemental publication to the Bass World magazine, the main publication of the ISB, and was appearing three times per year. The goal of the Bass Line was to bridge the time gap between magazine issues and along offer more current news on various bass events such as concerts, premieres, competitions, auditions. It also offered the job openings and basses for sale announcements. By the time of its last issue in 2007, the other internet sources along with onset of the online social networks may have contributed to its demise.



Independent


  • Ohio Bass Notes

Published:

1969 – 1972

Index:

No. 1, ?
No. 2, ?
No. 3, November 1969
No. 4, December 1969
No. 5, January 1970
No. 6, February-March 1970
No. 7, April 1970
No. 8, May-June 1970
No. 9, July-August 1970
No. 10, September-October 1970
No. 11, ?
No. 12, January-February 1971
No. 13, March-April 1971
[No. 14] May-June 1971
No. 15, July-August 1971
No, 16, ?
No. 17, January 1972
No. 18, February 1972
No. 19, March-April 1972
No. 20, ? (or perhaps missed completely)
No. 21, May-June 1972

Frequency:

as indicated in Index above

ISSN:

Non extant

Published by:

Theron McClure

Contact:

Andrew Kohn

Notes:

Ohio Bass Notes was a newsletter started by Ohio bass professor Theron McClure in 1969, as a voice of the Ohio Bass Club organization . It was actually one of the very first bass newsletters in the US, following the Double Bass Notes of the American Guild of Double Bass Players started in 1966, and the Bass Sound Post in 1967. The contents of Ohio Bass Notes offer many refreshing insights into the daily practice and interests of the American bassist at that time.

There was a total of 21 issues produced, yet at this time only the 17 of those are cited with the full description above. These 17 issues are preserved in the form of copies at the library of Professor Andrew Kohn, who in turn has made them from the originals belonging to Sidney Townsend, of Westerville, Ohio, a student of Dr. McClure. It is hoped that the remaining 4 issues may be located one day for a full overview. *


  • Slava Publishing Reader

Published:

2005-?

Index:

No. 1, June 2005 – Online Access

Frequency:

as indicated in Index above

ISSN:

Non extant

Published by:

George Vance

Contact:

Unknown at this time

Notes:

Slava Publsihing Reader was a bass newsletter produced by bass pedagogue and publsihed George Vance as a promotion and networking publication for his Slava Publsihing bass music company. This newsletter has had a strong emphasis on the bass pedagogy and beginning bass instruction. At this time it is unknown how many of these newsletters have been produced and what was the general profile of articles featured in them. The author of this site would like to thank Prof. Andrew Kohn for pointing to this publication. *


  • The Next Level Bassist

Published:

2013 – 2014

Index:

Nov / Dec 2013 – Musicality Issue – Online view & Download
Fall            2013 – Practicing Edition – Online View & Download
Spring       2014 – Teaching and Aspiration – Online View & Download
Summer    2014 – Left Hand – Online View & Download
Spring       2015 – Online View & Download

Overview od all issues – Donwload Page

[ A total of 5 The Next level Bassist appear to have been published during
the 2013 – 2015 time span ]

 

Frequency:

as indicated in Index above

Published by:

Ranaan Meyer

Contact:

Ranaan Meyer Facebook

Notes:

The Next Level Bassist is a bass magazine produced by bassist and bass professor Ranaan Meyer. It is free magazine available in pdf format at the site cited above. The magazine presents a very high quality visual design, and in that respect it rivals the professional publications. It covers both classical bass and jazz fields and you will also find there the interviews major US Symphony orchestra players and along the reports on major US orchestra bass sections. As you can see from the subtitles in the index section, each issue is dedicated to a particular facet of bass technique as well. In addition, in some issues you will find coverage and interviews of major jazz bassists and even some jazz bass charts. There was also features  of up-and-coming bassists, which deserve every praise. Altogether, this serial presents a noted effort in bass magazines publishing.



South America

Brazil

  • Revista da Associação Brasileira de Contrabaixistas

Translated:

Journal of the Brazilian Association of Bassists

Published:

1993 – ?

Index:

Anno 1, No. 1, Sao Paulo, 1993

[ A record of only one issue was located ]

Frequency:

unknown

ISSN:

Non extant

Source Record:

Bach Bibliography

Published by:

Associação Brasileira de Contrabaixistas

address unknown

Notes:

Not much is known about the Brazilian Revista da Associação Brasileira de Contrabaixistas, except that it was affiliated with the Brazilian Association of Bassists (ABC) and that its first issue featured a contribution by Fausto Borem, a respected Brazilian bass pedagogue. This magazine is also cited in Ray, Sonia. Catálogo De Obras Brasileiras Eruditas Para Contrabaixo. Saão Paulo: Annablume, 1996.


Australia

Quinsland

  • Queensland String Bass Society Newsletter

Published:

Extant bibliographic records: 1980-1984
Total span estimate: 1978? – 1984

Index:

Vol. 3, No. 4 Oct./Nov. 1980
Vol. 4, No. 3 July 12, 1981
? May 16, 1983
? Aug. 1983
? Oct. 24, 1984

[ The above index list of Queensland Newsletter is certainly incomplete since it is derived from the incomplete newsletter holdings at the State Library of Queensland. We can assume that there were certainly issues prior to Volume 3, and perhaps few more after 1984, unless 1984 was the final year of the publication. ]

Frequency:

unknown

ISSN:

Non extant

Queensland Library:

Record Link

Published by:

Queensland String Bass Society
Brisbane

[ specific address unknown ]

Facebook:

Double Bass Queensland – Facebook

[ It is unknown if Double Bass Queensland – Facebook may have to do anything with the Queensland String Bass Society of the early 80s, but it is a good starting point for inquiries on this society and their newsletter ]

Notes:

Not much is known of the Queensland String Bass Society Newsletter beyond what was located at the State Library of Queensland page. The National Library of Australia also has a record on this newsletter at the following Link .


Specialty Fields

Period Bass Journals

  • Violone

Published:

1973 – 1979

Index:

1973 – A Bibliography is Under Construction
1974 – Second Issue
1975 –
1976 – Violone Operator’s Manual

____1976 – First Supplementary Issue: Offprint of Article, “Polyconductors”
____1976 – Second Supplementary Issue: Offprint of Article, “Bach’s Bass”
____1976 – Third Supplementary Issue: “The Great Bass in G”
____?       – Fourth Supplementary Issue (see Notes below)

1977 – One Hundred Seventy Viols
1978 – “The Early and the ‘Modern’ Viol” Part One ; “A Bibliography of the Iconography of the Viol”
1979 – “The Early and the ‘Modern’ Viol” Part Two

Frequency:

annual

ISSN:

0275-4134

WorldCat:

Record Link 1Record Link 2 Record Link 3

Published by:

Theron McClure
School of Music, Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Notes:

Violone may rightfully be considered the very first serial publication dedicated to the period double bass, or more properly, a type of period stringed bass instrument designated under that name. This journal was produced by an Ohio bass professor Theron McClure, and has emerged at the time when the research and performance on period string basses was almost unknown in the collegiate world. A total of 7 issues of Violone have been produced along with 4 supplemental issues. The 1978 issue was supposed to include the article “The Early and the ‘Modern’ Viol” Part One, as a Supplement No. 4, but it was not printed. Instead, “The Early and the ‘Modern’ Viol” Part One, was included in a journal published by the Ohio State University: Search, Research, and Discovery in the Arts.

Violone was also registered under the ISSN number, which only testifies to the commitment of Prof. McClure. For the index of issues along with their main titles, the author of this site is indebted to the assistance of Prof. Andrew Kohn, who has produced a book on the entire opus of Prof. McClure. *


Scholarly Bass Journals

  • The Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR)

Published:

2003 – Present

Index:
Volume 1, July 2003 – Article Link
Greenberg, Michael D. Perfecting the Storm: The Rise of the Double Bass in France, 1701-1815.
Volume 2, August 2004 – Article Link
Zusman, Shanon P. A Critical Review.
Volume 3, January 2012 – Article Link
Ritter, Alexandre. Franco Petracchi and the “Divertimento Concertante Per Contrabbasso E Orchestra” by Nino Rota: A Successful Collaboration Between Composer and Performer.
Volume 4, November 2012 – Article Link
Brough, Regan. Walk That Dog: The Emergence of Walking Bass Lines In Jazz.
Volume 5, April 2015 – Article Link
Borém, Fausto ; Ribeiro, Alfredo ; Neves, Gustavo ; Campos, João Paulo and Rodrigo Olivarez. Lino José Nunes’s 1838 Methodo: Historical, Analytical and Editorial Aspects of an Afro-Brazilian Double Bass Jewel.
Volume 6, August 2015 – Article Link
Nachtergaele, Shanti. Examination of Mid-Nineteenth Century Double Bass Playing, Based on A. Müller and F.C. Franke’s Debate in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, 1848 – 1851.
Volume 7, December 2015 – Article Link
Buckley, Stephen G. Beethoven, the Viennese Violone, and the Problem of Lower Compass.
Volume 8, January 2017 – Article Link
Sabin. Robert. Revolution in Action: A Motivic Analysis of “Ghosts: First Variation” as Performed by Gary Peacock.
Volume 9, September 2017 – Article Link
Kohn, Andrew. Koussevitzky’s Double Bass Repertoire: A Reassessment.
Volume 10, May 2019 – Article Link
Borém, Fausto and Guilherme Menezes Lage. Intonation in the Performance of the Double Bass: The Role of Vision and Tact in Undershoot and Overshoot Patterns.
Volume 11, December 2019 – Article Link
Lahasky, Sarah. The Downbeat Bites the Dust: Learning and Teaching Bass Grooves in Cuban Popular Music.
Volume 12, July 2021 – Article Link
Morton, Joëlle. Soave Armonia or Brummende Violone? Let’s Talk bass . . . When is a Bass not a Double Bass?
Volume 13, August 2021 – Article Link
Boucher-Browning, Renaud. Sperger’s Cadenzas for his Contrabass Concertos: A Study of Compositional Techniques and Improvisational Strategies for Creating Cadenzas.
Volume 14, January 2022 – Article Link
Levenderis, Frances and Bridget Rennie-Salonen. Musculoskeletal Symptoms of Double Bassists: A Literature Synthesis.

Frequency:

annual or bi annual

ISSN:

1552-9657

WorldCat:

Record Link

Overview:

OJBR MissionISB OJBR Page

WorldCat:

cite WorldCat record

Published by:

International Society of Bassists
14070 Proton Rd. Suite 100
Dallas, TX

Contact:

OJBR Contact Page

Notes:

The Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR) is the very first journal dedicated solely to the scholarship of double bass and affiliated period stringed bass instruments. This journal is free of charge and accessible to all in the online web page format. The journal was conceived and founded by a sheer effort of the Toronto based musicologist, scholar, pedagogue and double bassist Joëlle Morton, who realized that the bass scholarship needs a dedicated and independent publication. Respectively, you will not find in this journal any advertisements or hidden promotional messages, which also testifies to the integrity and commitment of this publication.


Special Issues

This section covers all journals and newsletter dedicated to double bass and published outside of the standard bass journal venues. The sources of these issues may be the string journals, or some other non-bass affiliated serial publications. As the search through the bibliography of various magazines continues, the additional special issues may be discovered and included in this listing.


  • Das Liebhaberorchester :  Zeitschrift für das Liebhabermusizieren  (Nr. 2, 2012)

Translated:

The Amateur Orchestra: Magazine for the Amateur Music-making

Published:

2012

Index:

Schwerpuktthema : Der Kontrabass,  Nr. 2, 2012

           Download Page (all issues)Download Link (Kontrabass issue)

Frequency:

Special Issue

ISSN:

2701-4509 (only for online issues)

WorldCat:

Record Link

Published by:

Bundesverband Amateurmusik Sinfonie- und Kammerorchester
Glashütter Str. 101a
01277 Dresden

(The Federal Association of German Amateur Symphony- and Chamber Orchestras)

Contact:

Contact Page Link

Notes:

Das Liebhaberorchester is an online free magazine of the Bundesverband Amateurmusik Sinfonie- und Kammerorchester (The Federal Association of German Amateur Symphony- and Chamber Orchestras). This association publishes about two issues per year and on occasion dedicates an issue to a particular theme. The issue 2012, Number 2 was dedicated to the double bass and thus is cited here. This issue presents several articles written in popular style, and also an interesting period article reprint written by bassist August Müller (1808-1867) that appeared in Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, Leipzig, 1862, Bd. 57, S. 225., at page 10.



  • Scala – Kontrabas

Index:

Nr. 7, April 2016 ( Kontrabas Issue)

           View & Download Page – Courtesy of PWM Scala Issues Page

Frequency:

Special Issue

ISSN:

2299-6702 (for Scala magazine)

Published by:

Scala – Edukacyjny Magazyn Muzyczny
Polskie Wydawnictwo
Muzyczne
al. Krasińskiego 11a
31-111 Kraków

Notes:

This is a one time Double Bass issue from the Scala magazine which is published by the Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne – PWM (Polish Music Publishing). This magazine appears in a series “Edukacyjny Magazyn Muzyczny” (Educational Music Magazine) under Nr. 7, and is free for reading and download, courtesy of PWM. The magazine contains several well written articles on the history, pedagogy, luthiere and bass music publishing. As you can imagine, the entire magazine is in Polish, yet you may try to auto translate it in English with a Google Translator contained in Google Chrome browser, and the result may appear quite satisfactory.



  • The Strad – Double Bass Issues

Published:

periodically

Index:

No. 1210, Vol. 102, February 1991, “Concerning the Double Basses”
No. 1234, Vol. 104, February 1993, “Double Bass Issue”
No. 1258, Vol. 106, February 1995, “Double Bass Issue”
No. 1486, Vol. 125, February 2014, “The Rise of the Double Bass”
No. 1580, Vol. 132, December 2021, “Double Basses of Venice”

           December 2021 – Online Issue with Articles

[ A total of 5 Strad bass issues may have been published prior and after the Double Bassist magazine 1996-2007 publication span. ]

Frequency:

irregular

ISSN:

0039-2049

WorldCat:

Record Link 1 Record Link 2

Published by:

Exact Editions Ltd, London
Newsquest Specialist Media
London

Contact:

Contact Page

Facebook Group:

The Strad – Facebook

Notes:

The Strad – Double Bass Issues. As seen in the issue index above, some 5 issues of The Strad – Double Bass Issue have been produced, and titled so in various name variants. Some were completely dedicated to the bass, and some in majority of the content. Their presentation, as expected, is of a top quality and offers the same high standard of The Strad magazine. The double bass issues that were published prior to 1996 were probably the test for the future Double Bassist magazine.  Further research may show how did The Strad strategy work with bass audiences and with issues published after the demise of Double Bassist in 2007. In any case, all future Double Bass Issues that may appear are highly welcome and will be indexed here as soon as available.



Classification Criteria

The entry format for Double Bass Journals and Newsletters was developed from the perspective of possible needs of bassists, bass pedagogues and professional librarians who may wish to get informed on particular publications. Since much of information in this area of publishing may be missing or be obscure, the entry fields were designed to register both the extant data and along provide a place for future additions. So, in that respect this page is a research as well as a documentation platform.

The entry fields have emerged from the known data available in various records and from what is perceived as relevant information on the history of a particular publication. Commonly the entry will consist of the following fields:

Title:

Cited as it appears on the cover, or as registered in the LC Uniform Title field.

Translated:

If a publication is in foreign (Non English) language, it is translated in English for the better understanding of its purpose and content.

Published:

The starting and ending year of publication run are cited for a particular journal / newsletter title. If the same publication has changed a title, then a different form is used for a new title.

Index:

This filed lists all published issues of a particular title during a serial run. Some serials have only few issues and some may go into double or even triple digits. With some journals the typical descriptors such as volume, number, year, season, etc. can vary considerably over time, and those changes are all noted here.

Frequency:

An attempt is made to figure how many issues per year are published, or if there is any regularity in appearance. Commonly with almost all publications some irregularities may be noted and will be cited here as printed.

ISSN:

International Standard Serial Number is used to identify and distinguish all registered serial (magazine/newsletter) publications. For the purpose of this listing it may also indicate a commitment of publisher to the purpose and integrity of a cited periodical. In general, those publishers who wish for their publishing legacy to be remembered, will make an attempt to register it with ISSN. This registration is also of assistance to librarians when cataloging journals.

Old Issues Online:

If an organization that is responsible for the serial publication is offering free access to their past issues, a link to those free issues will be cited here.

History:

If there is a particular link or a source that describes the history of the publication, it is cited here. Otherwise, the history of publication will be mentioned in the Notes section below.

WorldCat:

This section presents an official WorldCat record citation. There may be one or several records available, yet sometime there are none at all. If there is no WorldCat record, but there is a foreign library records, then the foreign library record will be cited instead. In general this record may assist librarians in finding a relevant professional data for a particular publication. This entry can also be of help to bass enthusiasts who wish to locate libraries that actually hold these issues. For those who have not used WorldCat records before, if you enter your location (city or a zip code) in the “Enter your location” field and activate “Enter” function, you will be presented with the list of libraries that hold a particular journal.

Published by:

A field where you will find a name and address of the publisher. For the older publications this address will reflect the data that was on the actual publication and which may not be current for the present use. Yet, it is still recorded here for historical and research purpose.

Contact:

If the publication is still extant and has the online contact link, this link will be cited here.

Facebook Group:

If the publication is extant and has the Facebook presence, then the Facebook link will be cited here to facilitate communication or content overview.

Notes:

This is the section where the author if this site presents a small historical overview of the publication and along everything else of interest that makes this publication unique. All inconsistencies or special features of each publication are commonly noted and cited here. Lastly, the good wishes and compliments are extended to any special feature or accomplishment the publication has achieved.



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  • ABP extends sincere gratitude to Professor Andrew Kohn for offering valuable information on Professor Theron McClure and his commendable efforts in producing the Violone journal and the Ohio Bass Notes newsletter. Both of these publications testify to a pioneering effort of Prof. McClure in exploring the historical bass practice and likewise the networking of Ohio and US bassists during the late 60 and early 70s. For more information on both of these publications, please consult: McClure, Theron. The Collected Writings of Theron Mcclure. Edited by Andrew Kohn. Kearney, NE : Morris Publishing, 2010. – April 8, 2022

 

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