Music Educators find themselves ill prepared and overwhelmed during their first years of teaching for a number of reasons. Due in part to this issue, less priority is placed on string bass education for pre-service teachers. The implications this are a consistent neglect of string bass players and instruments from emerging teachers resulting in loss of students and inventory. Originally noticed in Denver Public Schools, this article will seek to identify this problem as systemic, provide scope, and offer solutions toward correcting it.
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University of Denver, "Off Bass: Identifying Critical Gaps in String Bass Education of Pre-Service Music Educators and Their Consequences for Public Schools" (2018). Musicology and Ethnomusicology: Student Scholarship. 13.