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The Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR) is a refereed electronic journal, published by the International Society of Bassists. The OJBR is published solely in an electronic format, accessible free of charge.

Volume 16 of the OJBR presents A Technical Guidance for the Dragonetti Concerto In A Major By Édouard Nanny and Beyond by Irmak Sabuncu.

Dr. Sabuncu's article presents technical preparation exercises and corresponding background information for students who are learning Dragonetti's famous double bass concerto. The article can also be consulted by double bass teachers who are guiding students who are in the process of learning the concerto. The article offers solutions to identified technical challenges involving bow stroke, thumb position, harmonics, and intonation/shifting. In addition to his own teaching experiences, Dr. Sabuncu's article is informed by his teachers, Duncan McTier, Bozo Paradzik, and Jeff Bradetich.

Dr. Sabuncu obtained his D.M.A. in the double bass studio of Professor Jeff Bradetich at the University of North Texas in May 2021. He was also a teaching fellow at the University of North Texas from 2017 to 2020. He completed his practical training in Bern Symphony Orchestra (Switzerland) in 2011. From 2012-2017, he worked as a double bass lecturer at the Mersin University, State Conservatory.

Call for Papers: The OJBR is soliciting original manuscripts from scholars and practitioners. Please view the Submission Guidelines for more information.