Posted by Rich Laird on September 28, 2000 at 10:29:42:
In Reply to: Re: how to practice intonation and bowing posted by Reed on September 22, 2000 at 21:26:06:
: I think most of the serious players here would agree that you need a teacher,
: case closed. Doing it yourself will only lead to bad Habits and sloppy technique.
I agree - a zillion percent! Ask around your area - who has a really good reputation as a double bass teacher. The important thing is not what kind of music they play but whether they have a good track record in helping people learn the fundamentals. I've played both electric and upright and can tell you that the upright bass is much less intuitive. witouht a teacher you will only frustrate yourself with those bad habits.
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