Upright Bass Lessons

Below you will find our collection of beginner lessons for the Upright Bass. This instrument can also be known as the double bass, contrabass, string bass, bass violin or bull fiddle. These beginner lessons will start with the basics like the parts of bass and how to use the bow. After covering some more advanced techniques the student will learn how to play some simple bluegrass songs. These lesssons are everything you need to learn how to play the upright bass.

Intro to Upright Bass DVD

Upright Bass DVDThe Intro to Upright Bass DVD by Andy Howald is a 70 minute video lesson that covers the material in the Upright Bass Primer Book. It focuses on the beginning player and emphasizes proper technique. The video will discuss parts of the bass, proper playing position, tuning the bass, right and left hand technique, marking the positions, how to read tablature, playing notes, how to play with other instruments, and the lesson will also teach several songs. We'll focus on playing in a folk or bluegrass style and learn how to play several bluegrass standards. The video features split screens that allow for close up views of the left and right hand as well as the tablature to be on screen at the same time. $14.95

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Upright Bass Primer

Upright Bass PrimerThe Upright Bass Primer Book with Audio CD by Andy Howald is an instructional book that focuses on the beginning player and emphasizes proper playing technique. The book will guide the student through learning parts of the bass, proper playing position, tuning the bass, right and left hand technique, marking the positions, how to read tablature, playing notes, how to play with other instruments, and will also teach several songs. The book focuses on playing in a folk or bluegrass style and will teach the beginner how to play several bluegrass standards. $14.95

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