Advanced Fundamentals

A fresh look at the foundations of technique for bassists of all levels.

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No matter how experienced you are, what could be more important than practising the fundamentals?

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Advanced Fundamentals is an online video course by the acclaimed bassist and educator, David Allen Moore.

The course comprises 18 highly effective lessons which will make a real difference to your double bass playing! It covers a wide range of topics on the fundamentals of double bass technique, from bowing to left hand technique - all designed to help you play your best music.

This course is available to stream online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.


David Allen Moore
David Allen Moore

David Allen Moore is a bassist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a USC Thornton School of Music Associate Professor, Domaine Forget Faculty Member and a Thomastik-Infeld Artist.


The study of fundamentals is a lifetime endeavour and as the fundamentals improve, all of your playing will improve.

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for any bassist who wants to focus on the fundamentals of double bass technique. Beginners will enjoy the clear instruction whereas more experienced players may benefit from a fresh look at the basics.

What will I learn?

  • Left-hand technique including lessons on hand shapes, articulation, shifting and the correct use of hand/arm weight.
  • Bow technique including control, weight distribution and the basics of spiccato. The majority of these concepts are suitable for players of both German and French bow.
  • Standing and seated posture.
  • ... and much more!


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Here's what's being said about the course:

"Great course that dives into the nitty-gritty of technique! I had so many eureka moments where things I’d previously struggled to get suddenly clicked. This course has one of the best explanations of arm weight I’ve seen, which I am now finally introducing into my playing (hopefully correctly!)"

- Jamie Wheeldon

"Really useful course. Advanced Fundamentals is well presented, punchy, and focused. I find myself returning to it regularly."

- Michael Markowitz


What could be more important than practising the fundamentals?

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Does the course work with an iPad or tablet computer?
Yes, all of our courses can be viewed via an internet browser on any device. However, please note an up-to-date operating system and/or browser may be required for video playback.
Can I download the videos?
They are not available to download but can be streamed online on any device. You can download any accompanying PDF files.
Can I ask David Allen Moore questions?
David isn't available to answer questions, but you can ask for help in our exclusive study group where Geoff Chalmers and the other members will help you get back on track.
Is this course only for beginners?
No, the lessons will benefit all bassists with David Allen Moore's fresh look at the fundamentals of technique.

Our courses are only available on and include a 30-day, full-refund policy.

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