‘Double Bass Thumb Position’ is a step-by-step video course presented by Lauren Pierce, which comprises 4 hours of HD video across 47 lessons. It is a comprehensive method that teaches all of the key aspects of double bass thumb position 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 stream online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.
Playing in thumb position 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.
The 46 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 comprises eight chapters covering a wide range of information on thumb position. Starting with the fundamentals of technique like hand shape, fingering choices and posture. Then progressing to more advanced material such as playing false harmonics and notes off the fingerboard. Everything you need is all in one place and presented in a logical, step by step fashion.
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.
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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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
Our courses are only available on DiscoverDoubleBass and include a 30 day, no questions asked, full refund policy.