If you want to play with clarity and a great sound it’s crucial that you learn how to mute the strings that you are not playing. In this beginners double bass lesson I talk you through right and left hand muting to help you get started with this essential technique.
This topic is often overlooked by bassists and it has a huge impact on your playing, so make sure you are using all of the different approaches I describe to mute the open strings.
I hope you enjoy the lesson and if you have any questions or tips on muting I would love to hear them. All ideas are welcome, so please join the conversation and leave a comment below.
This lesson is taken from Beginner's Double Bass: A step-by-step method to get started with the upright bass. 43 video lessons, 5+ hrs