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Bass Endpin Adjustment

Adjust the endpin so  the bridge of the bass is on the same plane with the knuckles (2nd joint of finger - see image) of the students right hand. The important thing is not to set the bass too high. A bass set too high will cause the right elbow to bend too much, the angle of the bow to the strings will change, and ultimately, the result will be a poor sound.

Sitting with the bass may require a different endpin adjustment from standing, depending on the preferred angle and the height of the player's stool.

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POSTURE INSTRUMENT SIZINGINSTRUMENT POSITION

BOW HOLDBOW STROKE INTERMEDIATE RIGHT HAND SKILLSADVANCED RIGHT HAND SKILLS

LEFT HAND POSITIONSHIFTINGVIBRATOADVANCED LEFT HAND SKILLS

 

 
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