Can you practice double bass without pedals?
Because there’s no give in the floor, you can feel the impulse better on the floor than you can on a pedal. That being said, you won’t be able to learn control over the pedal itself this way. No getting around that, but the most important is to learn your leg then to apply those movements to the pedal.
How long does it take to be good at double bass?
To answer your question, it will take your years and years of regular practice. Think an hour a day of dedicated, focussed double bass practice, plus usage in a band regularly, for three years. That’s how mine got there.
Is double bass hard to learn?
The double bass is a tough master – demanding strength, stamina and proper technique from its player. As the root of the orchestra, musical and rhythmic accuracy are imperative to the success of the whole – requiring plenty of practice and repetition.
How expensive is a double bass?
Hybrid double basses are ideal for those looking to spend less than $3000 on a double bass. Fully carved double basses are the most expensive, costing anywhere from a few thousand dollars to hundreds of thousands.