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I’m not familiar with the Hugh Gorton books at all, but I like the idea of there being a book for beginner on great bass. It’s often hard to find good books for adult beginners, partly because most books are aimed at children, and partly because there are few beginner books for more obscure instruments because the assumption is that a child would start on a more “basic” instrument and then progress. This makes sense for a child – the instruments are generally smaller, lighter and cheaper, and progression from, say, trumpet to french horn can take place when appropriate. Lots of adults just want to get stuck straight in on contrabass tuba, bassoon, or great bass recorder, so it’s nice that at least one of these has a book ready and waiting.