In this double bass lesson I teach you what I call ‘lower’ thumb position technique, which involves using the thumb below the 1 octave harmonic. For example playing lower than the G harmonic on the G string.
I feature one of my own compositions which uses this technique in the introduction.
After the introduction I play a riff with a lot of shifting, so it’s great for practising moving in and out of thumb position. There’s also a few pinched harmonics which can sound really cool on upright bass.
If you are new to playing in thumb position on the upright bass I recommend checking out the following two video lessons:
I hope you enjoy the video and if you have any lesson suggestions or feedback, please let me know in the comments section below.
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