BBB is a complete method for double-bass. Its originality is to combine technical achievement with the construction of the ear.
253 pages, lots of fingerings, posture pictures, clear explanations.
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PIERRE BOUSSAGUET is one of the most recognized bass players on the scene today. Based in Paris, France, he divides his time between the world scene and studio work. With Ray BROWN who took him under his wing, he created in 1988 the group "Two Bass Hits", went on tour, and recorded two bass duet albums. Pierre is a first-call sideman and he has performed notably with: Clark TERRY, Monty ALEXANDER, Joe PASS, Tommy FLANAGAN, Milt JACKSON, Wynton MARSALIS, Didier LOCKWOOD, Diana KRALL, Natalie DESSAY, Sarah McKENZIE, Lalo SCHIFRIN and Michel LEGRAND...
His BBB (Boussaguet Bass Book) combines the learning of the string bass with ear training, and focuses on the role of the instrument, showing the difference between technical self-agrandissement and being a bassist. Creating elaborated bass lines, while making sure of the sound and the time feel, is the book's goal. There are many proposed fingerings, and each subject is very efficiently explained. It's a complete bass method for beginners, and a real working and clarification tool for professional players.