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Soloing

A Step-by-Step Method for Double Bassists


What is 'Soloing'?

‘Soloing’ is a step-by-step video course presented by Geoff Chalmers, which comprises of 4.5 hours of HD video across 50 lessons. It is a comprehensive method teaching you how to create awesome improvised solos on the double bass, starting with the basics and progressing to advanced techniques. 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 I have provided written exercises in standard notation.

There are also backing tracks for each exercise so you will have everything you need to start practising right away.

The course is available to view online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass. Once enrolled you can start the course as soon as you want.

How Will I know What to Work on?

The fifty video lessons are presented in a step-by-step order giving you a clear and logical route though the course material. Starting with the fundamentals the course progresses all the way to an advanced level.

No more searching the net for information, it’s all in one place and presented in a logical, step by step fashion.

What Will I Learn?

The course comprises 27 chapters. Starting with the very basics of soloing you will learn how to play though common chord progressions such as a ‘II V I’, using a variety of techniques.

I also use the following jazz standards in the lessons (backing tracks and chord charts are provided).

Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, Black Orpheus, Days of Wine & Roses, Summertime, Confirmation, blues and II V I progressions .

Who's it For?

If you want to take an in-depth look at soloing on the double bass, then this is the course for you. Learning to solo is an essential skill for all modern bassists and this method can be applied in many styles of music, not just jazz.

Although the material is presented on upright bass, all of the lessons, backing tracks and sheet music (standard notation only) are equally useful for electric bassists.

What if I have Questions?

All of the lesson material is listed on the page and there's a comments section where you can ask me questions.

I’ve also created the ‘Discover Double Bass Study Group’. This is a ‘closed’ Facebook group in which only bassists who have bought a course, or can ask questions or view the discussion. It’s a private community of like minded double bassists and you need help along the way, we will be there to answer your questions and get you back on track!


Your Instructor


Geoff Chalmers
Geoff Chalmers

Geoff Chalmers is the founder of Discover Double Bass and a professional freelance bassist from the UK. He is a double bass fanatic who loves to teach and created Discover Double Bass to give you the tools, inspiration and support you need to create your best music.


Course Curriculum


  03. Scales Pt.1
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  04. Arpeggios Pt.1
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  05. Learning Language
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  06. Shaping Your Lines
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  08. Developing Your Lines
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  12. Key Notes
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  13. Bass Tips Pt.1
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  15. Funk Groove
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  17. Scales Pt.2
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  18. Learning Language Pt.2
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  19. Minor II V I
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  21. Bass Tips Pt.2
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  22. Learning Language Pt.3
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  23. Quoting Melodies in Your Solos
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  24. Scales Pt.3
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  27. Course Wrap Up
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“The course is engaging and fun, with built-in motivating factors so that you actually make progress & get the benefits.”

– Nicholas Merriam

“Encouraging and Inspiring!”

– Adriene A. LaGuardia P

Soloing: A Step-by-Step Method

The Definitive Course on Soloing

• The most comprehensive video course on double bass soloing available anywhere.

• A step-by-step method.

• Over 4.5 hours of video lessons.

• All backing tracks are played by real musicians.

• Transcriptions of exercises.

• Ask questions below each video.

• Access to an exclusive members-only study group.

 

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I’m sure you will love the course, but if you’re not completely satisfied we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.
Will the course work on a tablet?
Yes, all of our courses can be viewed in any internet browser and all the materials for each lesson are on the same page.
Can I download the videos?
No, they are only available to view online. However PDFs of the transcriptions and MP3 backing tracks are available to download.

“ I have learnt more in 6 days, than in the previous 6 months”

– Thomas Hogarth

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