Carl Fischer Music announces the release of Mastering the Bow, Part 3: Studies for Bass (BF117 – Score – $14.99), edited and arranged by Gaelen McCormick.
Gaelen McCormick’s third installment of Mastering the Bow provides bass students and performers a comprehensive review of bow strokes. Adapted from Otakar Šev?ík’s Op. 3 for violin, McCormick challenges bassists to carefully examine the way their bow interacts with the string across the core set of bow strokes; Détaché, Martelé, Brush, Spiccato, Sautillé, and Ricochet. David Allen Moore of the USC Thornton School of Music and the Los Angeles Philharmonic touts this edition as a “…vital step in bringing our available resources in line with those that upper string players have enjoyed for years and an essential part of any aspiring bassist’s library!”
Gaelen McCormick, a renowned performer, pedagogue, and arts advocate, has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic’s double bass section since 1995. Before joining the RPO, she held positions with regional orchestras such as the Erie (Pennsylvania) Philharmonic, the Binghamton Philharmonic, and the Albany Symphony. McCormick has also performed regularly with other major orchestras, including the Buffalo Philharmonic and the Syracuse Symphony. She holds degrees in performance from the Eastman School and Carnegie Mellon University.