Are you looking for help with your double bass playing?

  • Do you want to play with better technique?

  • Do you want to improve your intonation?

  • Do you want to learn different styles of music such as jazz, classical and blues?

  • Do you want to study with the world's best tutors?

  • Have you have tried YouTube lessons, DVDs and books, but they don't seem to answer your questions?


What if you knew exactly what to work on next?

Here's how Discover Double Bass can help:

Discover Double Bass is the world's largest online double bass school. We have thousands of students from across the globe, all working on playing their best music. There are two ways you can learn, our lessons and our courses.

  • 100+ free video lessons and articles. 

  • Guided courses with lessons in a step-by-step order. 


Free Double Bass LeSSONS Library

Our free lessons library contains over 100 videos and articles. Each lesson teaches a specific area of double bass playing in a clear and easy to understand fashion. We cover a wide range of styles and techniques such as jazz, classical, bowing, scales, posture, soloing and much more.


Step-by-step courses

For those wishing to explore a topic in more detail we also sell in-depth courses with step-by-step lessons. These courses are designed to give you the best material, in the right order. Our expert tutors remove any guess work from your practice routine so you know exactly what to work on next. 

Recent courses:

Meet Our Double Bass Tutors

Geoff Chalmers

Geoff Chalmers

Geoff Chalmers (Discover Double Bass Founder) has performed on numerous gigs, shows, tours and recording sessions. He has a degree in jazz bass, as well as a postgraduate diploma in classical music.

Geoff is also an experienced educator having taught bass at schools, colleges and universities, as well as to hundreds of private students.

“Geoff is not only a great bassist, he is also an awesome bass teacher”
— Scott Devine (Scott’s Bass Lessons)

Lauren Pierce

Lauren Pierce

Lauren Pierce

Based in Texas, USA, Lauren Pierce is our classical double bass expert. 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.

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.
— Roman Patkolo

Adam Ben Ezra

Adam Ben Ezra

Adam Ben Ezra

Adam Ben Ezra is a sensational soloist with his innovative techniques and thrilling solo performances.

His course 'The Signature Sounds of Adam Ben Ezra' covers his unique approach to the double bass and teaches you to find your own voice. 

A spellbinding performer.
— The Telegraph

John Goldsby

John Goldsby

John Goldsby

John Goldsby is a renowned bassist, educator, clinician and a Bass Player magazine featured writer for over 25 years. He is also a celebrated author of several books and and his hugely popular 'The Jazz Bass Book' has become required reading for any serious student of the double bass.

John has been the double bassist with the Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) Big Band in Cologne, Germany since 1994. In that time he has played with artists such as McCoy Tyner, Nicholas Payton, Clarke Terry, Gary Bartz, Eddie Henderson, Phil Woods, Paquito D’Rivera, Bernard Purdie, Ray Brown, Christian McBride, John Clayton, Peter Erskine and Jeff Hamilton.

His first course for Discover Double Bass was published in February 2019: Jazz Bass Vol.1: Building Up.

John Goldsby’s bass playing was spectacular.
— The New York Times

Danny Ziemann

Danny Ziemann

Danny Ziemann

Danny Ziemann is a professional bassist, educator and author of three jazz bass method books, The Low Down Vo1. & 2 and Topics in Jazz Bass. 

His first Discover Double Bass course is 'The Bass Player's Guide to the Trio' featuring a live band. His second course ‘Walk On’ covers bass techniques for intermediate to advanced players.

... an extremely talented bassist full of creativity, enthusiasm and the utmost respect for the tradition.
— Larry Grenadier

Olivier Babaz

Olivier Babaz

Olivier Babaz

Olivier Babaz is a French double bassist and composer living in Montreal, Canada. Renowned as a jazz bassist with incredible bowing technique, as well as for his stunning performances of double bass and kalimba.

His first course for Discover Double Bass is due for release in May 2019.

Many know Olivier Babaz for playing kalimba at the same time as bass, but he’s also incredible at jazz bowing!
— No Treble

David ALlen Moore

David Allen Moore

David Allen Moore

David Allen Moore is a bassist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic, an Associate Professor at USC Thornton School of Music.

David is one of our classical double bass experts and an amazing educator. He has released two courses for Discover Double Bass, German Bow Technique, Fractal Fingering.


plus several new tutors are joining us in 2019

Who is Discover Double Bass for?

Are you a beginner looking for lessons to get started with double bass? Are you an experienced player looking for help to improve? Regardless of your experience, or the style of music you play, Discover Double Bass can help you become the bassist you always wanted to be.

If you want to unlock your full potential as a double bass player we have the tools you need to get there. Our lessons are easy to understand and get results quickly. 

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Our Story

Discover Double Bass was founded in 2013 by Geoff Chalmers. Geoff is a professional bassist and educator who recognised how online learning was transforming the way music was being taught. Access to information via websites like YouTube means you can now find freely available lessons by many of the world’s greatest bass players. However there are also numerous examples of miss-information and poorly taught lessons.

Our mission at Discover Double Bass is to bring you courses by the world’s best tutors, with lessons in a step-by-step order so you have the best information, in the right order.

In addition to the videos our lessons include detailed transcriptions, written explanations and backing tracks so will have everything you need to maximise your practice time. We now have over a hundred free lessons, twelve full length courses and four tutors with new material coming out weekly. 

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