Shift, Don’t Stretch

Really Useful Tip for Left Hand Technique!

In this lesson I show you how to avoid one of the most common mistakes I see my students make. That’s stretching the fingers instead of shifting when moving between notes. This may seem an easy mistake to fix but there are a few contexts where the shift is harder to spot than you may think. Playing without addressing this issue can seriously effect your tuning so I explain exactly what the problem is and how to put it right.

I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any questions or feedback please leave a comment below.

For more lessons on the fundamentals of double bass technique please check out Beginner's Double Bass: A step-by-step method to get started with the upright bass. 43 video lessons, 5+ hrs.

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Beginner's Double Bass

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