Learning how to use the neck heel will help you to unlock the fingerboard and improve your tuning on the double bass. This essential technique will stop you moving up and down the neck just using the G string and show you how to play across the fingerboard with more secure intonation.
Expand your note options to make improvising and sight reading easier and learn how to play more consistently in tune with this method.
I also show you a simple blues to give you a fun way to practice applying this method. Using the neck heel is crucial to learning to play in tune so check out this free video lesson and start using it straight away. I’m often asked which techniques I studied really made a difference with my own playing and this would be right at the top of the list!
I hope you enjoy the lesson and if you have any questions please join the conversation and leave a comment below.
For more lessons on double bass technique check out 'Beginner's Double Bass: A Step-by-Step Course'.