In this video, John Reid teaches you the proper left and right hand techniques involved in sound production and playing of the string bass. Learn how to stand correctly with the instrument to prevent fatigue and other problems. Learn correct "traditional" or "classical" left hand fingerings through the use of exercises and scales. Learn finger and hand exercises designed to develop enhanced muscle strength, endurance, and coordination. Learn the essential elements of proper bow technique (both French and German). It doesn't matter if you are an electric bass player wanting to learn the string bass as a second instrument, or just a beginning string bass player. It doesn't matter what type of music you intend to play on the string bass. Instruction covers bluegrass, rock-a-billy, jazz, classical, etc.. This video is a must for starting you out correctly.