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Workshop Old-Time: Double Bass

21 January 2022

Workshop Double BassAnnick Odom

Bio :

Annick Odom is a Belgian-American multi-instrumentalist. Annick Odom performs a variety of music, ranging from self-written new music to American ballads learned knee-to-knee from elders in the Appalachian region. She mixes folk songs, storytelling, and newly commissioned works to share the complexities of her home state, tinged with love, sadness, humor, and a bit of homesickness.

Her new music collective Linen of Words and folk group Sweet Joe Pye both received support from the Fonds Podiumkunsten to tour in The Netherlands in 2021. Recent performances include the Rotterdam Bluegrass Festival, Banff Center for the Arts in Canada, Oh My Ears! New Music Festival In Arizona (USA), and New Music on the Point in Vermont (USA). She received degrees in Double Bass Performance and Clarinet Performance from the University of Michigan and a masters degree from the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague.


I am excited to offer an old time bass workshop that fits the needs of the participants. The class will focus on how to get the best tone from our instrument, examine our bass technique and consider how to create a driving rhythm in the context of an old time stringband setting.
We’ll explore the common keys (G,D,A,C) and work on how to add in walking lines and how to read chord cues from the guitarist. This will be mostly hands on. If there is interest, we can also do a short workshop on how to use the bow.
Additional information: Electric bass is also welcome. Please let us know beforehand what you will bring and what your experience and interests are so the workshops can be tailored to your needs. E-mail: marie@muziekpublique.be

To take with you:

  • Audio or video recorder
  • Paper and pencil


If possible, students should know where the notes are on open strings and first position fingered notes, but little previous experience is necessary. If you have no experience, but are interested in joining, please be in touch!

Maximum 10 students.