Lauren Pierce (Classical Double Bass Specialist)
Based in Texas, USA, Lauren is a double bass soloist and educator. Known for her hugely popular YouTube channel which feature her virtuosic performances, Lauren has also traveled the world as a performer. She 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 expert. She has released numerous double bass lessons on a range of topics. To get started check out this compilation of her five most viewed lessons including the incredible 'Articulations & Markings Guide'.
Lauren has released four step-by-step courses for Discover Double Bass which have been taken by thousands of students from across the globe. Her infectious enthusiasm for the double bass, carefully planned and hugely effective lessons make her one of our most popular tutors.
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Lauren Pierce's Double Bass and Strings
Lauren plays 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.
The dots on her fingerboard are placed here:
- Octave D on the D string
- G on the D string (4th above the harmonic)
- E on the G string (6th above the octave harmonic)
- 2nd D octave on the D string
- B on the G string (3rd above the 2nd G harmonic)
- D on the G string (5th above the 2nd G harmonic)
Hear Lauren play:
Lauren has created several step-by-step courses to help you master the double bass, at your own pace and from the comfort of your practice room!