‘Beginner’s Double Bass’ is a step-by-step video course presented by Geoff Chalmers which comprises over five hours of HD video across 43 lessons. It is a comprehensive method that teaches everything you need to know to get started with the double bass. Reading music is not a requirement as all the exercises are demonstrated in the video lessons, but if you prefer to read them as well I have provided written exercises in standard notation.
The video course is available to view online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.
The forty three video lessons are presented in a step-by-step order giving you a clear and logical route though the course material. Starting with the very basics it covers everything you need to get started with the upright bass.
The course is comprised of eight chapters covering a wide range of essential topics. From advice on choosing your first instrument to a detailed look at the fundamentals of technique, everything you need is all in one place.
No more searching the net for information, it’s all in one place and presented in a logical, step by step fashion.
"If you are new to the double bass, or are a more experienced player wanting to review the fundamentals, this is the course for you."
- Geoff Chalmers
Geoff Chalmers is the founder of Discover Double Bass, an educator and professional double bassist from the UK. He is a double bass fanatic who loves to teach and created Discover Double Bass to give you the tools, inspiration and support you need to create your best music.
I’ve created the ‘Discover Double Bass Study Group’ so you can get help from Geoff Chalmers and the Discover Double Bass community. The Study Group is a ‘closed’ Facebook group in which only bassists who have bought a course can ask questions or view the discussion. It’s a private community of like minded double bassists who are looking to develop their playing.
“Discover Double Bass is an exceptional online resource, other than a few hundred hours intensive practice, it’s singlehandedly been responsible for almost every performance skill I’ve developed on the upright bass. Thanks so much, Geoff 'the Upright Buddha!"
Phill Mann (Author, BGM Columnist, Players School of Music & SBL Lecturer)
"This is a great beginners introduction to playing the upright bass. I love the methodical approach to the lessons. The lessons are not long and provided a focused presentation of the material. ”
– Jesse Perez
"Geoff's style is informative and engaging, I recommend his classes to anyone looking to get started or brush up their skills on the Bass.”
– Darryl Clark
"Great course for beginners, Geoff goes into detail in every aspect of the course and takes the time to explain everything so even the new player can understand. Thank you for a great experience!”
– George Sinnott
"Start your double bass journey the right way, with easy to understand lessons in a step-by-step order."
- Geoff Chalmers