German Bow Technique

Updated 2024 – 25% off this week only.

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What is 'German Bow Technique?'

It's an online video course presented by David Allen Moore which comprises over three and a half hours of HD video across 67 lessons. It is a comprehensive method about German bow technique, from the basics to an advanced level.

In 2024, 20 new lessons were added to this course. These videos include the teachings and techniques that David has picked up in the 6 years in between 2018, when we filmed the original course, and now.


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.

What Will I Learn?

  • The 67 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 master the fundamentals of German (underhand) bow technique.
  • The course covers a wide range of essential topics. From advice on the bow hold, posture, starting the string, bow changes, off the string strokes and much more.

If you want to master German bow technique, this is the course for you.


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

"This course is great, it encourages me to review all technical details and subtleties on using the German Bow. Not only for now, but for many many years to come."

- Jacques van 't Ende

"I was absolutely delighted with the course! The instructor’s knowledge and explanations are superb. He really takes you “inside” the German bow and bowing. I only wish I had had a teacher like this years ago. Thank you, David!!"

- James Warburton

"This is a very detailed and well-structured course. I liked the way the material is organised with each section building on the previous one. Every aspect of how German bow playing should feel, look and sound is well-presented. There’s a wealth of material here, and I can go back and check out very specific topics whenever I feel the need."

- Howard Jones

"I like that David presents the ideas and exercises as ingredients to add to our knowledge, things we can think about, develop and use over time growing with understanding of it."

- Leslie Baker

"I came to the course as a complete beginner to bowing, and by the end of the course, I was feeling really confident with the bow in my hands. Well laid-out, in short sections, with all the techniques demonstrated very clearly (great camera work!). There's clearly material there for more advanced players, and I am sure I will be returning to it again and again."

- Nuala Tannahill

"It’s incredible how much I’ve learned from David Allen Moore’s incredible German bow course.
As a French bow player, German bow technique has always seemed a bit mysterious to me, and the clarity with which David presents these concepts has helped me to gain confidence and play much more effectively."

- Jason Heath, Contrabass Conversations

"This course is packed with practical, methodical, no-frills, quality content in digestible lessons from a highly skilled musician and gifted educator. I will return to these fundamentals for years to come. Given David Allen Moore's credentials and the improvements I've already experienced, this resource is an incredible value!"

- Delaney Baker


Learn to master German bow technique with these easy to understand lessons in a step-by-step order.

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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 PDFs and MP3 files).
Can I ask David questions?
No, 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.
What style of music is used in this course?
This is a course on technique so there are no pieces to learn and the information can be applied to any style.
Does this course cover French bow?
No, but we do have a French bow technique course by Lauren Pierce.
What does 2024 Update mean?
In June 2024, we added 20 new lessons to the course. These lessons cover the teachings that David has picked up in the 6 years between 2018, when we first filmed the course, and 2024.

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