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Thread #134838   Message #3106542
Posted By: josepp
03-Mar-11 - 07:16 PM
Thread Name: Bought a double bass today
Subject: RE: Bought a double bass today
I started with a new instructor today. He learned from a guy in the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and has recorded with both classical and jazz units. He's written a book on 6-string bass guitar--which he plays beautifully. I never knew a 6-string could sound so lovely. I might learn that from him too.

But this guy is really more rigid and a stickler for proper technique and I learned today just how much was wrong with my game--everything. But this is a bit more what I want in an instructor. He's literally teaching double bass from the ground up and gave me some advice on how to set the end peg and how to treat it and not treat it.

You want to learn double bass--he's going to teach you the double bass. Well, I'm devoted to learning it. This isn't just something I futz around with in my spare time. I'm determined to learn to play this instrument and this man will help me get there. He was even showing me how double bass fingering techniques work perfectly well with bass guitar. So I'm ready and raring to go.

But right now, I have to get ready for a guitar open mike set.