Bass World

About Bass World

Bass World is an eclectic, not-for-profit magazine published for the enjoyment and education of the ISB's membership. It serves as a vital link among the members of the international bass-playing community. Regular features include: columns for soloists, orchestra members and jazz bassists; advice from experts about instrument maintenance; profiles of early and 20th century music specialists; discussions of health issues for bassists; tips for teachers of young bassists; a page just for kids; reviews of new recordings and music; and interviews with leading bassists from around the world.

The links below will open recent issues of Bass World into a flipbook style reading experience.

Volume 43

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 43 #2 (February 2021).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 43 #1 (October 2020).

Volume 42

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 42 #3 (June 2020).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 42 #2 (February 2020).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 42 #1 (October 2019).

Volume 41

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 41 #3 (June 2019).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 41 #2 (February 2019).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 41 #1 (October 2018).

Volume 40

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 40 #3 (February 2018).

Click here (Members Only) to read the full transcript of Victor Wooten's interview with Mike Forfia, published in Bass World Volume 40 #3. You can also listen to the interview here (Members Only).

Click here (Members Only) to read Mozart Requiem for a Double Bassist Part 2 by Klaus Trumpf in German. ISB members can read this article (Members Only) in its final English translation by Vincent Osborn, see Bass World Volume 40 #3.

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 40 #2 (October 2017).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 40 #1 (June 2017).

Click here (Members Only) to read Mozart Requiem for a Double Bassist Part 1 by Klaus Trumpf in German. ISB members can read this article (Members Only) in its final English translation by Vincent Osborn, see Bass World Volume 40 #1.

Volume 39

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 39 #3 (February 2017).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 39 #2 (October 2016).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 39 #1 (June 2016).

Click here to read Dmitri Shostakovich: Music and Adaptations for Double Bass and Piano by Jean-Pierre Robert in French. To read this article in its final English translation, see Bass World Volume 39 #1.

Volume 38

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 38 #3 (February 2016).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 38 #2 (October 2015).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 38 #1 (June 2015).