New bassist and hoping this is a good place to post

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by wJon, Jul 14, 2013.

  1. wJon

    wJon Guest

    Jul 14, 2013

    So I started learning the double bass earlier in the summer, and since I've been self-teaching myself, it's pretty hard. So until I find a teacher in my area (which seems to be pretty impossible for some reason), what are somethings new upright players should do to really get into the instrument. I play electric bass so I can transfer some of my bass knowledge like notes and reading music, some style things. But what should I be doing as a new upright player? things like intonation, finger placement, arco, pizz... any exercises or what not?

  2. Sam Sherry

    Sam Sherry Inadvertent Microtonalist Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2001
    Portland, ME
    At the top of each of the topics on this board you'll find "Newbie Links." This is not just a slam. Our moderators have tried to find often-raised topics which those who have recently begun their journey with the double-bass would want to scope out.

    You might particularly want to scope the ones in the "Technique" sections, but check 'em all.

    It's also a lot easier to help somebody when you know a little bit about them. You'd be surprised how much more meaningful advice you might get if you filled out your profile. People might be in your area; they might have clues about folks to connect with and places to go.

    All good luck & welcome here.
  3. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg Supporting Member

    Jul 7, 2004
    All of Sam's advice. Check out Andy Anderson's and Chris Fitzgerald's lessons on youtube for good info.