Rx: You want to know how high to set the bass.
Zoltan tells us how to adjust the endpin so we can reach everything on the bass.
Rx: Learn the names of the notes on bass strings.
Zoltan Dekany teaches what strings are tuned to.
Rx: You want to know how to play a C major scale on bass.
Zoltan teaches the C major scale.
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