LA Philharmonic double bassist and professor at University of Southern California Thornton School of Music David Allen Moore demonstrates the use of ’drops’ and ‘lifts’ in down-bow and up-bow motions, using the finale from Mozart’s Symphony no.35 as an example. This video accompanies the Technique feature ’New perspectives on bow curves for double bass’ in the February 2022 issue. To read it in full, click here to subscribe and login.
Technique: New perspectives on bow curves for double bass
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Drops and lifts: double bass string-crossing in Mozart’s Symphony no.35