Arco And Pizzicato Study Piece For Double Bass

In this double bass lesson I teach you a study piece to improve your bow technique, intonation, shifting and hand shape. It uses open strings as drones that are played with a bowed melody.
The open strings are played pizzicato and provide a reference to help you monitor your tuning and create a new textures. When combined with the arco melody it creates a cool sound that’s quite unique.

If you are new to using the bow and interested in more lessons please check out my course ‘Beginner’s Double Bass’ which contains a series of lessons on the fundamentals of arco technique.

I hope you enjoy this lesson and my study piece, if you have any follow on questions, lesson suggestions or feedback, please join the conversation in the comments section at the bottom of this page.