‘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.
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.
If you want to take an in-depth look at double bass thumb position technique, then this is the course for you. Learning to play 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.
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!
Based in Melbourne Australia, Lauren is a professional double bassist and educator. Her hugely popular YouTube channel features virtuosic performances of double bass solo repertoire.
Lauren has studied with many notable bassists such as Craig Butterfield and Jeff Bradetich and is renowned teacher in her own right. In 2015 Lauren joined the Discover Double Bass team as our classical double bass teacher.
- The most comprehensive video course for double bass thumb position technique available anywhere.
- A step-by method starting with the fundamentals and progressing to advanced material.
- Four hours of video lessons with transcriptions of exercises.
- Ask questions directly on the lessons pages.
- Access to an exclusive members-only study group.
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