Double bass diaries #6 – the #!@ bow!

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MarloweDK said,

December 15, 2010 @ 9:21 pm

Yes I read music, im using the Simandl method right now

ciwi said,

December 15, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

oooo. double bass.
tis a challenge. i started going to school for it in september, and it is really frustrating…especially the bow. i’m doing it classical style, and i am very good at making it squeak.but you’re getting nice tone from it. truly a different beast from electric. do you read music as well? or do you just do everything by ear

MarloweDK said,

May 29, 2010 @ 1:03 pm

Im trying, thx:-)

George Boumis said,

May 29, 2010 @ 9:48 am

keep practicing! 🙂
I’m not a double bass player, but I’ve taken some lesson in the past. I remember my teacher’s advices.
“Keep the bow perpendicular to the string.” and
“While you have the bow moving on the string, try not ‘gliding’ it up and down.”
I hope this will be helpful.
A bassist.

MarloweDK said,

May 18, 2010 @ 11:41 am

Tried to make a “horror” face:-)

JBakk said,

May 18, 2010 @ 11:39 am

youre face when you’re playin the Jaws theme. xD But good vid 😉


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