Double Bass Bowing Technique

A step-by-step course to master the French bow. 70 video lessons, 5+ hrs.

What would it do to your playing if you mastered bowing technique?

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What is "Double Bass Bowing Technique?"

"Double Bass Bowing Technique" is a step-by-step video course presented by Lauren Pierce, which comprises of 5+ hours of HD video across 70 lessons. It is a comprehensive method that teaches all of the key aspects of French bowing technique. 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 there are written exercises in standard notation.

The video course is available to view online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.


Learning to use the bow is an essential skill for all modern bassists and the method can be applied in many styles of music, not just classical music. Whilst the lessons start from the very basics more advanced players will also have plenty to work on as the course progresses.

What will I learn?

The 70 video lessons are presented in a step-by-step order giving you a clear and logical route though the course material. Starting right at the beginning with the very basics it covers all of the key bowing techniques you need to know.
The course is comprised of three sections covering a wide range of bowing topics. From the fundamentals of technique to a detailed look at more advanced material such as off the string strokes, everything you need is all in one place.

Will it work with a German pattern bow?

Whilst this course is taught using a French pattern bow, bassists who play German bow can also benefit from almost all of the lessons. The key difference between the two bows is their grip, so we only recommend it to German bow players who already know how to hold the bow. If you do find that it’s not a good fit for you there’s a 30 day full refund policy.

Your Instructor

Lauren Pierce
Lauren Pierce

Lauren Pierce is our classical double bass expert. Well known for her virtuosic solo double bass performances on YouTube, she is also a world leading educator. She’s here to inspire and educate to help you play your best music.

What if I have questions?

Below each video there's a comments section where you can ask questions about the lessons and get direct feedback from Lauren.

This course also includes membership of the ‘Discover Double Bass Study Group’ so you can ask Lauren Pierce or Geoff Chalmers questions and get the help you need. 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, be more creative and produce their very best music. If you need help along the way, we will be there to answer your questions and get you back on track!

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Course Curriculum

The Definitive Course on Bowing Technique

  • The most comprehensive video course for double bass bowing technique available anywhere.
  • A step-by method taking you through the fundamentals of arco bass playing.
  • Over five hours of video lessons with transcriptions of exercises.
  • Ask questions directly on the lessons pages.
  • Access to an exclusive members-only study group.

“Double Bass Bowing Technique is a complete compendium of bowing techniques, exercises and examples of use in actual playing.”

– Michal Herman

Lauren is one of the best bass players I have ever heard in my life. She has a magic sound, brilliant technique, and wonderful musicality. Her way of playing is very passionate, gorgeous, virtuosic. She is marvellous.

- Roman Patkolo

Frequently Asked Questions

Does this course work with German bow?
Lauren only teaches with the French bow and doesn't cover any German bowing techniques. However, if you already know the basics of German bow grip, you’ll be able to transfer the majority of the exercises. You can also ask questions below any of the videos and if you find the course isn't a good fit we will offer a full refund.
Can I download the videos?
The videos are available to stream anytime, but you can't download them. You can download any accompanying PDFs and MP3 files.
Does the course work on an iPad or tablet computer?
Yes, you can view the lessons online via any internet browser.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I’m sure you will love the course, but if you’re not completely satisfied we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
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.
Can I get help if I don't understand something?
Yes. You can post a question below any of the video lessons and get feedback from Lauren.

“Very comprehensive and worth every penny.”

– Ray Coyte

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Our courses are only available on DiscoverDoubleBass and include a 30 day, no questions asked, full refund policy.