Should Professional Bassists Play French & German Bow?

French & German Bow for Professional Double Bassists?

This is a great question! We all know that double bassists have to choose to play either French or German pattern double bass bow, but do professionals need to play both? In episode 51 of 'Ask Geoff & Lauren' we answer the question and share our experiences.

So what do you think? Should professionals learn to play both? What if they are teachers as well as performers? Join the conversation in the comments section below and let us know your thoughts. 


Want to learn more about the French bow? Check out Lauren's step-by-step course, 'Double Bass Bowing Technique' for over 5 hours of lessons.