Unformatted text preview: first tape with the student’s eye level. • The bass should lean against the player with the back corner of the instrument resting in the student’s left hip or “underwear” crease. Left hand placement • The left hand is similar to that of the cello. Any analogies such as holding a grapefruit, water balloon, or can of coke will work. It is important to establish what is frequently referred to as the K position, where the first finger lays a considerable distance way from the second, third, and fourth finger and to have the thumb behind the second finger. • In order to begin bass with a D major scale, the player must start in third position. • Shape the hand onto the D on the G string and practice the descending tetra chord....
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- Spring '08
- stool, Index finger, Middle finger, coreect size stool