Welcome to the OJBR

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 6 of the OJBR presents "Examination of mid-nineteenth century double bass playing based on A. Müller and F.C. Franke's debate in the Neue Zeitschrift für Musik, 1848 – 1851" by Shanti Nachtergaele.

Ms. Nachtergaele's paper was the winning paper in the Student Category of the International Society of Bassists 2014 Research Competition. Ms. Nachtergaele also presented her research at the 2015 ISB Convention.

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. Winning papers are scheduled to be published in OJBR.

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