Here are our most frequently asked questions about Discover Double Bass.

The Courses:

Can I view the courses on an iPad or tablet computer?

Yes, you can view the lessons online via any internet browser.

Can I ask questions about the courses?

The tutors are not available to answer questions directly. However we do include membership of a private Facebook group in which you can ask questions and interact with fellow double bassists who are also working on the course.

Can I download the courses?

The videos are available to stream anytime, but you can't download them. You can download any accompanying PDFs and MP3 files.

The Lessons

Are the lessons free?

Yes, there's a huge collection of videos and articles that are freely available in the Lessons Library. If you enjoy them be sure to sign up to the 'Bass Player Toolbox' for more free resources, or consider taking a paid step-by-step course

Whilst the YouTube video lessons are freely available and contain all the information you need, I also sell the transcriptions, backing tracks and written guidance in the 'Lessons Guide'. 

The material in the Lessons Guide is for the YouTube lessons and not related to the courses. 

What's the 'Lessons Guide'?


On the D string: 
Octave D harmonic
G (4th above the octave harmonic)
2nd octave D harmonic 

On the G string: 
E (6th above the octave G harmonic)
B (3rd above the 2nd octave G harmonic)
D (5th above the 2nd octave G harmonic) 

Where are the dots on Lauren's fingerboard?





What equipment does Geoff recommend?

It's impossible to recommend equipment as all strings/pickups/amps etc perform differently on different instruments. Here's a list of the gear which I have found works best for me. I've been using the same rig since 2008 and love the way it performs. 

  • Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich Strings. I also love Pirastro Obligato, D'Addario Zyex and Thomastik Spirocore light gauge strings.
  • Fishman Full Circle pickup.
  • Acoustic Image Clarus amplifier (single channel)
  • Euphonic Audio 12” M-Line cab.

What equipment does Lauren Pierce use?

Her double bass is a small Italian instrument from the 1850s, unknown maker. 

Strings: For solo tuning, she uses Pirastro Flatchrome Solos for the top 3 strings and a Spirocore Weich on bottom (I usually have a drop D on bottom).

In orchestra, she uses Bel Cantos with a Spirocore Medium E.

For chamber music, she like the Flatchrome orchestra strings for the top 2, a Spirocore Weich on the A, and a Spirocore Medium E. 

Skype Double Bass Lessons

Geoff works flat out on the website so isn't available to teach private lessons. 

Does Geoff Teach Private Lessons?

Does Lauren Teach Private Lessons?

Yes, Lauren teaches both lessons in person and on Skype. Just drop us a message and we will send you her rates and availability.

Still have questions?