Pedagogical Videos

Several years ago I filmed about twenty videos at D’Addario designed to be helpful to fledgling bassists.  Since then they have become very popular, with tens of thousands of views.  Here are links to each of them:

What size double bass should I get?

Purchasing a double bass

Should I learn the bass standing or sitting?

Getting comfortable with the double bass

Should I play the French or German bow?

Left hand exercises to develop strength, ease, and agility

Introduction to the French bow hold

The French bow hold, Part II

Introduction to the German bow hold

Introduction to endpin styles

Learning how to play the bass while standing

Creating a beautiful left hand position on the double bass

Introduction to half position on the double bass

Getting your best sound on the double bass

Harmonics on the double bass

How to tune using harmonics

An introduction to shifting on the double bass

An introduction to thumb position

Different bass methods for the double bass






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