Noting hand, first steps

Rx: Beginning to play pitches beyond the the open strings. 

Zoltan is usually associated with jazz playing. But everything he talks about here is also useful to classical playing as it’s basic mechanics and posture.

Straightforward presentation. Zoltan is great about explaining why he suggests to do things so there isn’t any guesswork required.

Concepts presented include:

  • playing with fingertips
  • angle of the wrist
  • position of elbow relative to everything else
  • distance between fingers
  • position of thumb on the double bass neck
  • using arm weight to press the string to the fingerboard

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