Technique: Comfortable double bass playing

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Finding effortless ways to play with bassist Yung-Chiao Wei


Born: Kaohsiung City, Taiwan

Studied with: Claudia Chen, Derek Weller, James VanDemark, Lawrence Wolfe

Teaches: ages 14–40

As a double bass player with a considerable physical disadvantage (unusually small thumbs, and with both little fingers missing a knuckle and only reaching to the first joint of the adjacent finger), I have found it vitally important to make technical adjustments to overcome the constraints of my hands. I have done this with the help of teachers, individual experimentation and, though I say it myself, no small degree of tenacity.

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