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Double Bass Position

The bassist may either stand or sit on a stool while playing.

Standing with the Bass

The student should stand with their feet shoulder width apart so their weight balances. The lower right back of the bass should be placed against the student's left leg. The student will need to experiment to find the place where the bass balances with their body.

Make sure the student's left leg is behind the instrument, and their shoulders are relaxed.

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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