Introduction to Double Bass

Lew Mele

Initiation

15 videos

In this introduction to the double bass, Lew Mele makes you discover all the main elements and techniques to know about this nice instrument!

Introduction to Double Bass

Lew Mele is a composer, producer and professional double bass musician.

In this introduction to the double bass, you will learn the main elements of double bass and will become familiar with the instrument.

Lew Mele will show you the structure of the instrument, the standard positions, the scales, the gesture, the tuning, etc.

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The main concepts taught

Tone form

Gesture

Open string

Bow

Scales

The program proposed by Lew Mele

This double bass initiation is made of fifteen chapters. Each chapter introduces a specific notion of double bass. You will see the string structure, how to hold the instrument, the different gestures and positions, the scales, etc.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Introduction

Lew Mele talks about his background and his vision of music. He also introduces you the course.

Double Bass String Structure

In this part, you will be explained the string structure of the double bass.

Tone Form and Beat

Here, you will learn how long you need to hold a note.

Exercice

Now practice with an exercice in D string.

How to Hold the Bass

In this session you will see how to have a comfortable and good position to hold the bass.

Gesture and Bow Introduction

Here you will be shown more in details the gesture and the bow.

Modulation

This part is about how to tune the double bass with the help of the tuner.

Bow Change exercice

Lew Mele will explain how to alternate between down and up bow

Open String exercise

Let’s train with an open string exercise!

Stress and Pitch

Lew talks about the pitch and the stress.

Exercises of Scales

Learn and practice the different scales on the double bass.

Shifting

Here you will learn to shift strings.

Pits

You will learn to play notes between the standard positions.

Fifth and Sixth Position

In this chapter, Lew Mele teachs you to play on the fifth and sixth positions.

Seventh Position

Finally, you will learn to play on the seventh position of the double bass.

ChapterDetailed Notions

Introduction

Lew Mele talks about his background and his vision of music. He also introduces you the course.

Double Bass String Structure

In this part, you will be explained the string structure of the double bass.

Tone Form and Beat

Here, you will learn how long you need to hold a note.

Exercice

Now practice with an exercice in D string.

How to Hold the Bass

In this session you will see how to have a comfortable and good position to hold the bass.

Gesture and Bow Introduction

Here you will be shown more in details the gesture and the bow.

Modulation

This part is about how to tune the double bass with the help of the tuner.

Bow Change exercice

Lew Mele will explain how to alternate between down and up bow

Open String exercise

Let’s train with an open string exercise!

Stress and Pitch

Lew talks about the pitch and the stress.

Exercises of Scales

Learn and practice the different scales on the double bass.

Shifting

Here you will learn to shift strings.

Pits

You will learn to play notes between the standard positions.

Fifth and Sixth Position

In this chapter, Lew Mele teachs you to play on the fifth and sixth positions.

Seventh Position

Finally, you will learn to play on the seventh position of the double bass.