Shifting on the double bass

How-To | Evan Halloin, Double Bass
Bt_movie_not_in_use Definition of shifting 00h:00m:05s
Bt_movie_not_in_use An ideal shift is relaxed and accurate 00h:00m:21s
Bt_movie_not_in_use An ideal shift moves from the shoulder 00h:00m:34s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Important to move entire arm to maintain proper left hand shape 00h:01m:00s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Demonstration of an exercise to develop good shifts 00h:01m:13s
Bt_movie_not_in_use An exercise to improve awareness of the distance between two pitches 00h:02m:28s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Half step shift exercise from bassist Donald Palma 00h:03m:04s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Make shifts as relaxed as possible and to support the motion with the entire arm 00h:04m:01s
Bt_movie_not_in_use Mozart Symphony No. 40 demonstration 00h:04m:34s


New World Symphony bass fellow Evan Halloin demonstrates shifting technique and shifting exercises for the double bass

Instruments:
Double Bass



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Evan Halloin
Double Bass

Evan Halloin joined the Kansas City Symphony in the 2012-2013 season. Prior to coming to Kansas City he was a member of the New World Symphony. He earned a master's degree from Rice University and a bachelor's degree from the New England Conservatory. His primary teachers include Timothy Pitts and Donald Palma. Mr. Halloin has performed as a substitute musician with the Chicago, Milwaukee, and Houston Symphony Orchestras. He is originally from De Pere, Wisconsin.