How long does it take to learn double bass?
If you practice enough I’d say you’d get used to moving around an upright and getting the right feel for it in about 6 weeks or 2 months. But like lowend said, get a teacher, it’ll make the transition much easier.
How can I increase my double kick speed?
- Use the heel-toe technique to practice the above exercise with each foot separately.
- Play a heel stroke for every written “H” and a toe stroke for every written “T”
- Start very slowly and increase your speed only after your control increases.
How difficult is double bass?
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.
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.
Who was the first drummer to use double bass?
The first person to use and popularize the double bass drum setup was jazz drummer Louie Bellson, who came up with the idea when he was still in high school.