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. After clicking on the link, read the issue by using the navigation bar at the bottom of the landing page to go forward or back.

Volume 45

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 45 #1 (October 2022).

Volume 44

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 44 #3 (June 2022).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 44 #2 (February 2022).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 44 #1 (October 2021).

Volume 43

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 43 #3 (June 2021).

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).

Volume 37

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 37 #3 (February 2015).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 37 #2 (October 2013).

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 37 #1 (June 2013).

Volume 36

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 36 #3 (February 2013).

Volume 35

Click here (Members Only) to read Bass World Volume 35 #3 (February 2012).