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Using Natural Harmonics on Double Bass

In double bass solo playing, natural harmonics are extensively used. Only one finger may touch the string at a time, and the hand must remain steady and in a consistent frame for the harmonics to be consistent. The bow should be placed close to the bridge, but played lightly.

This movie is an excerpt from the Dragonetti (Nanny) Concerto, 1st movement.

 

POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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