“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)
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 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.
Geoff teaching at the London Bass Show (photo by Future Publishing).
You can get help from Geoff Chalmers and other students in our private Facebook group. It’s a community of like-minded double bassists who are all looking to develop their playing.
"This is a great beginners introduction to playing the upright bass. I love the methodical approach to the lessons."
– Jesse Perez
If any of these challenges describe you, then Beginner's Double Bass is a great fit. Whether you are new to the double bass, or a more experienced player looking to review the fundamentals, we can help you get playing the right way!
Beginner’s Double Bass is a step-by-step video course presented by Geoff Chalmers which comprises six hours of HD video across 83 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.
Optional subtitles in English are provided for each video and if you want to see a sample lesson please click here: Lesson Preview.
By the end of this course you will have learnt the fundamentals of double bass technique, be able to play confidently and with great intonation.
"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
Transcriptions of the exercises for those who would like them. These PDFs are displayed on the lessons pages and can be downloaded if required.
"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.