Mike Fitzmaurice Video

Learn About the Bass

If you’ve been to an Inside the Orchestra concert, chances are you’ve already met Mike! He is one of our core bass players, doing in-school and public programming with us. Let’s join him at his house as he tells us about his double bass and gives a performance of an Irish piece called (in English) The Mountain of Geal gCua (or Mt. Geal Gua).

  • For advanced learners: Watch from the beginning to learn about overtones and harmonics on the bass. 
  • Straight to the performance: Skip to [2:26] to hear him perform the piece.