What is Practiceology?
‘Practiceology’ is a course presented by Lauren Pierce, which includes:
- 42 video lessons
- 15 written lessons
- Transcriptions of exercises
- A comprehensive list of resources
- Written guidance to help reinforce the concepts
It is a comprehensive method that teaches all of the key information you need to create your perfect practice routine.
Learning to practice is an essential skill for all musicians that you will use throughout your musical life. If you find practicing frustrating and have a sense that you are not making as much progress as you could, then this is the course will give you the methods you need to realise your potential and maximise your time.
This 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.
It's time to start making practice work for you.
What will I learn?
Practiceology comprises six sections covering a wide range of information to help you create a highly productive practice routine.
You'll start by covering the key elements that are required for successful practice. Then you will learn how to get started and develop the habit of intentional practice to maximise your time. The next chapter covers some key exercises to help you develop your general technique, these include intonation, bow control, velocity, shifting and rhythm.
Lauren demonstrates her methods with classical examples from her own routine, but most importantly she shows you how to apply her concepts to your music.
Preview08 - Warm Up (6:53)
Start09 - The Importance of Long Tones (7:21)
Start10 - The First Thing to Do When Starting a New Piece or Etude (5:03)
Start11 - The Second Thing to Do When Starting a Piece or Etude (4:13)
Start12 - How to Practice With a Drone/Tuner (6:23)
Start13 - Setting a Definite Plan
"After 30 years of bass playing Practiceology has supercharged my practice routine. I’m making more progress in less time and I don’t feel like I’m ever ‘spinning my wheels’ in my practice studio. Highly recommended!"
- Peter Tambroni, Public School Orchestra / String Teacher, Solo Bassist, Private Instructor, Founder of MostlyBass.com.