How Do You Practice Fast Pieces On The Double Bass?

In today’s video we answer a question from Felipe Gianei. He wants to know how best to learn new pieces of music at fast tempos on the double bass. Playing fast is such an important topic as we all have to do it from time to time. Often a piece will seem impossible when you first hear it played at performance tempo! However, everything is possible if you approach learning in the right way. Myself and Lauren share our strategies and tips on increasing the tempo of the music you are learning.

In this video Lauren references an exercise she uses to learn fast pieces which you can learn more about in this video: “Lauren’s Rhythm Exercise”

I hope you enjoy this video. If you have a question of your own please post it in the comments section below and join the conversation to let us know how you have learnt to play faster.

Cheers Geoff
P.S Check out Felipe’s YouTube Channel. He’s a superb electric and upright bassist!