Lauren Pierce has been a guest on the podcast many times in the past. She’s a great friend and is constantly looking for new ways to help bass players learn ket concepts.
Lauren has just come out with a Left Hand Technique course through Discover Double Bass. Talk about a big concept to tackle! Lauren has done a magnificent job laying out a logical sequence of major concepts for the left hand.
We talk about being efficient in the left hand, curved fingers, starting at the heel block, avoiding tension, the “Death Grip,” and much more in this fun and energetic conversation!
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Contrabass Conversations production team:
- Jason Heath, host
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- Mitch Moehring, audio engineer
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