Looking to learn upright bass as first stringed instrument? Advice?

Looking to learn upright bass as first stringed instrument? Advice?

    
Looking to learn upright bass as first stringed instrument? Advice?    14:49 on Friday, November 18, 2016          

Wouldlovetolearn
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I've been recently looking at learning double bass, with little experience on a stringed instrument, and no experience without frets, (although I already play two other instruments, - a brass + a woodwind.) I am fully aware that I may need to get the feeling for strings without frets by first picking up violin or cello, (probably violin,) before I can get to upright bass, but this isn't a problem, as I'd be very happy to learn any stringed, fretless instrument as well. NOTE; I have, some time ago started to play a little bit of guitar, and have one at home, so I have at least had a little bit of a feeling for fingers holding strings, chords, hands playing different parts etc. It's not much experience, but I feel like it may help a little bit. So, as you can tell, I'm almost a complete novice when it comes to strings, although I am very excited and enthusiastic about the idea of learning. Please help!?


Re: Looking to learn upright bass as first stringed instrument? Advice?    04:04 on Thursday, July 20, 2017          

Maria125
(27 points)
Posted by Maria125

Even I'm excited.


Re: Looking to learn upright bass as first stringed instrument? Advice?    04:40 on Thursday, July 20, 2017          

contra448
(766 points)
Posted by contra448

There's no reason to start on a smaller insrtument - go straight for the bass. A lot of people do. Have fun.


   




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