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The Online Journal of Bass Research (OJBR) is a refereed electronic journal, published by the International Society of Bassists. The OJBR is published solely in an electronic format, accessible free of charge.

Volume 5 of the OJBR presents Lino José Nunes's 1838 Methodo: Historical, Analytical and Editorial aspects of an Afro-Brazilian Double Bass Jewel by Fausto Borém, Alfredo Ribeiro, Gustavo Neves, João Paulo Campos, and Rodrigo Olivarez.

This paper earned an Honorable Mention in the Professional Category of the International Society of Bassists 2014 Research Competition.

After a long hiatus, the International Society of Bassists re-launched the Research Competition in 2014. The International Society of Bassists called for papers reflecting a high quality of scholarship in a wide variety of disciplines relevant to the double bass. There was a professional category and a student category, with one winner for each category. A three-member panel adjudicated the papers anonymously.

One of the research outcomes from this paper is a performance edition of the six complete Lessons by Nunes. The sheet music is available for purchase from the ISB online store, and proceeds will be used to fund bass projects.

Call for Papers: The OJBR is soliciting original manuscripts from scholars and practitioners. Please view the Submission Guidelines for more information.