What is 'Double Bass Thumb Position?'
‘Double Bass Thumb Position’ is a step-by-step video course presented by Lauren Pierce, which comprises 4 hours of HD video across 47 lessons. It is a comprehensive method that teaches all of the key aspects of double bass thumb position technique.
Reading music is not a requirement as all the exercises are demonstrated in the video lessons, but if you prefer to read them as well there are written exercises in standard notation.
The video course is available to stream online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.
Lauren Pierce is our classical double bass expert. Well known for her virtuosic solo double bass performances on YouTube, she is also a world leading educator. Lauren is here to inspire and educate to help you play your best music.
Playing in thumb position is an essential skill for all double bassists. Whilst these lessons start from the very basics, more advanced players will also have plenty to work on as the course progresses.
What will I learn?
The 46 video lessons are presented in a step-by-step order giving you a clear and logical route though the course material. Starting right at the beginning with the very basics it covers all of the key bowing techniques you need to know. The course comprises eight chapters covering a wide range of information on thumb position. Starting with the fundamentals of technique like hand shape, fingering choices and posture. Then progressing to more advanced material such as playing false harmonics and notes off the fingerboard. Everything you need is all in one place and presented in a logical, step by step fashion.
the @DiscoverDoubleB thumb-position course by @bassicallyfab is worth every penny, way more engaging than my endless slog through Simandl II and has provided the strength in my left hand that I needed to finally get through some of that stuff. Huge fan, thanks Lauren!!
— GooseYArd (@gooseyard) June 11, 2018
Lauren is one of the best bass players I have ever heard in my life. She has a magic sound, brilliant technique, and wonderful musicality. Her way of playing is very passionate, gorgeous, virtuosic. She is marvellous.
- Roman Patkolo