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Upright Bass and Sight Reading Masterclass - Norman Ludwin - Contrabass Lesson

Norman Ludwin 1 (LA Studio Bass)

Studio Bass, Session Playing, Films, TV Shows
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Artist: Norman Ludwin
Length: 36:32

 

Description: In part one (1 of 2) of this studio bass masterclass, acclaimed studio bassist Norman Ludwin shows you what it takes to become an in-demand session musician for film scores, TV shows, etc. Norman breaks down technical aspects, common cue examples, tips, tricks and advice about getting studio and recording work. If you’re looking to break into the studio musician scene, this video is for you!

Topics Covered: What to bring to the session, tuning considerations, example cues from a session, rosin, mutes, avoiding unwanted noise while recording, headphones and the click, the C extension, opening and closing the extension quietly, fundamentals, sight reading, intonation, practicing scales, arm pressure, the tone zone, warming up, the metronome, studio etiquette, studio rules and protocol, blending in with your section, arco to pizz passages, assessing the low notes, vibrato, meter changes, tempo changes, your sound, allegorical music, sul ponticello, tremolo, glissando, clusters, etc.

* There is an additional PDF for this video which includes Norman’s original charts (“Fast Talk”, “Smooth Guy”, “Sneaky Pete”, “Muscles”, “Psycloud”, “Also Lost”, “Copperado”, “Generis” & “Predator Lite”). It can be purchased separately here.

Upright Bass and Sight Reading Masterclass - Norman Ludwin - Contrabass Lesson

Norman Ludwin 1 (LA Studio Bass)

Studio Bass, Session Playing, Films, TV Shows
Upright Bass and Sight Reading Masterclass - Norman Ludwin - Contrabass Lesson

Norman Ludwin 2 (LA Studio Bass)

Studio Bass, Session Playing, Films, TV Shows
Norman Ludwin

Bass

Website:
Ludwin Music

 

Credits:

 

Norman has recorded on many films and TV shows including Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness, John Carter, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Monte Carlo, Cars 2, Super 8, Priest, The Adjustment Bureau, Fringe, 18, Gosia’s Witch, Invictus, Land of the Lost, Love Happens, Up, The Good German, Ratatouille, Little Children, Desperation, Mission: Impossible III, I-See-You.Com, The Family Stone, Jarhead, King of the Hill, Monster-in-Law, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Incredibles, The Chronicles of Riddick, Man of the House, Guess Who, Mean Girls, Hulk, The Matrix Reloaded, Alias, Magnolia, The Green Mile, Gladiator, Less Than Zero and Many More.

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