After an intro song, we meet Todd Phillips who goes over picking the right bass for you as well as setting it up to play comfortably.
In this video, Todd continues to go over bass set-up with focus on the fingerboard, bridge, and bracing system.
Now he moves into how to stand with the bass and approach playing it correctly.
Here he shows how to pluck the strings with your right hand, how to space your fingers with the left hand, and some discussion on tuning.
In this video, Todd describes how to visualize where the notes are and how to line your fingers up on the fretboard.
Todd goes over how to play in tune with other instruments as well as using your left hand correctly.
In this video we go over left hand placement for half steps with an emphasis on tone.
Here, Todd goes over scales.
Now Todd puts everything we learn in the context of simple song forms.
In this final video, Todd shows more chord progressions and leaves us with his final thoughts.
In this Homespun video series, Bass master Todd Phillips gives you the important foundation needed to begin to play the acoustic upright bass. If you’re new to this beautiful instrument, this series is a great place to start.
Todd welcomes you and familiarizes you with your instrument, showing you how to play with good tone and timing, and provides you with the essential techniques you'll need to eliminate unnecessary stress on your body and hands.
Unique on-screen diagrams and close-up camera work will guide you in visualizing the geometric grid of notes on the fingerboard as Todd guides you through major scales and chords in both open and closed positions.
Moving to right hand techniques, you'll learn how to achieve volume, tone production, definition and the solid rhythm to lay down a musical foundation for any kind of music you want to play. Check it out today!
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