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Owen Lee: “If We Bassists Want the Top Composers to Write for Us, Then We Should Also Champion the Works by Top Composers That Have Been Already Written”

Owen Lee is principal double bass of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He has extensive experience as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician, but he also has a special relationship with hard rock and heavy metal music.

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Luis Cabrera: “Developing a Good Sound Takes Time and Patience; Just Like the Wood Used to Make a Musical Instrument, It Takes Years to Mature”

Luis Cabrera, principal bassist with the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, talks about his teacher Rinat Ibragimov, his thoughts on vibrato and phrasing, and how his interest in mountaineering contributes to his success as a performer.

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Joel Quarrington: “I Do Believe That Eventually Everyone Will Be Tuning in Fifths but That Might Be a Hundred Years Away”

Joel Quarrington shares with us in this interview his view of tuning in fifths. Not only that, but Quarrington tells us how he tries to accomplish better intonation with fifths tuning and how to become a significant supporting musician in an ensemble. He also shares how tuning in fifths is changing the lives of musicians in third-world countries.

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