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We now have 15 collections of music for double bass published for young students, including ensembles for bass quartet or "massed bass choir". If you or a bass student you know has an interest in supplementing the music you practice for orchestra, check out the list below. If you are interested in studying privately with a bass teacher, do contact me.

I like to see my students study modern as well as traditional styles, and quickly learn the upper register of the bass to use the full range of the instrument. To that end, both my wife Lourdes and I have composed numerous works for solo bass, bass and piano, and bass quartet (quick list below), published by,, Latham Music (available at

So welcome! Please spend some time browsing about, and contact me with any interest and/or questions you have about bass lessons.


Our Published Bass Music ------->

To the right is a "quick list" of a number of collections of music we have composed, arranged, and published for bass students of all levels, from absolute beginners as young a five years old to university graduates who have been playing for years, written in modern as well as traditional styles, using the entire four octave range of the bass (the quartets in particular push the bassist in the highest registers and harmonics), and in a variety of intrumentations, with links to sources where it can be found and purchased. Any and all of this music may be used to supplement any other method the student may be using. For more detail, sound files, and YouTube links, please see our "Bass Music" page.

Solo Double Bass:
Thirty-Two Folk Songs for the Young Double Bassist (Difficulty Level: 1-6)
A Finland Suite (Difficulty level: 6-8)

Bass and Piano:
Easy Pieces for Double Bass and Piano (Difficulty Level: 1)
Easy Pieces for Double Bass and Piano - Book Two (Difficulty Level: 2)
Five Miniatures for Young Bassists Bass and Piano (Difficulty level: 2-4)
Sketches of an Expedition (Difficulty level: 4-6)
Five Hispanic Dances for Bass and Piano (Difficulty level: 5-7)
Prayer for Double Bass and Piano (Difficulty Level: 5-6)

Bass Quartets:
Twenty Folk Tunes for Bass Quartet (Difficulty Level: 1-4)
Giants and Gods (Difficulty level: 3-5)
A Celtic Suite (Difficulty level: 3-5)
Songs of Old Mexico (Difficulty level: 5-8)

Chamber Music:
String Quintets of Boccherini, Schubert and Onslow - Bass Parts (Difficulty Level: 6-8)
Concertino for Bass and String Quintet (Difficulty Level: 7-8)
Razorback Victory Junior String Orchestra. (Difficulty level: 1-2)

In Preparation:
String Quintet arrangments of Cervantes' Piano Music (Difficulty Level: 7)
Alice in Wonderland for Violin, Bass, and Piano (Difficulty Level: 1)

About me: as a youngster I played electric bass in bands, later earning a doctorate in double bass performance and becoming a full time bassist with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. These days I teach bass at the University of Arkansas and my Home Studio in Rogers, Arkansas, nestled in the beautiful Ozark Mountains.