Bowing Jazz Melodies on Double Bass - Ornithology

In this lesson, Olivier Babaz shows us how to approach bowing the melody of a jazz standard. This includes choosing bowings, focusing on the left hand and also how to control your swing 8th notes. He uses the Charlie Parker standard Ornithology to demonstrate and the video features a short performance by Olivier Babaz, Sam Dunn on guitar and Caroline Boaden on drums.

These videos are taken from our new course, 'Jazz Bowing' by Olivier Babaz. It comprises 61 lessons over 5 hours and is a step-by-step course on jazz bowing technique. It's a great fit if you improvise with the bow and find classical method books aren't giving you what you need.