Bass Odyssey

A journey to jazz bass mastery.

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Are you looking for an innovative approach to improvising jazz bass lines and solos?

Let Petros show you exactly what to practice to revolutionise your bass playing!

Bass Odyssey: A Journey to Jazz Bass Mastery is an online course by the acclaimed bassist, composer and educator Petros Klampanis.

This course comprises a series of mind-blowing lessons, inspiring performances, useful play-along tracks and detailed transcriptions, all designed to teach a fresh look at improvising as a jazz bassist. From cementing the fundamentals of technique to learning advanced approaches to soloing, it's all here to give you the edge you need to play breathtaking bass lines and head-turning solos.

This course is available to stream online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.


Petros Klampanis
Petros Klampanis

Petros Klampanis has garnered a reputation as a fearless improviser at the cutting edge of modern jazz music. His teachings have transformed the playing of his in-person students, and now it's time to make them available to bassists across the globe.

What will I learn in this course?

The 50 video lessons cover a wide range of topics that are perfect for advancing jazz bassists looking to accelerate their progress. These include rhythm exercises, improvising solos, percussion on the bass, creating walking bass lines, playing in odd meters, getting comfortable with fast tempos, harmonics, scales and arpeggios practice methods, arranging for solo double bass, phrasing and much more.

The concepts covered in these lessons are demonstrated using chord progressions to commonly played jazz standards such as Just Friends and All the Things You Are, as well as Petros's original compositions.

Filmed at the world-famous Sierra Studios in Athens.

Who's this for?

This course is designed for advancing jazz bassists who already understand the fundamentals of improvising and are eager to learn new approaches. Petros Klampanis shares a wide range of concepts and techniques that have made the biggest difference to his bass playing. It's all here in one place to help you too.

If you're just getting started with jazz bass, this course won't be a good fit, but if you're an intermediate to advanced player, these lessons will keep you busy for years to come.


Petros's lessons will help you to cut though the noise and focus on the elements of improvised music that matter the most.


Click here to check out a free preview lesson.


Transcriptions of Petros Klampanis's bass parts (melodies, bass lines and solos) are included and can be downloaded if required. This course has 114 pages of sheet music, so there's plenty to learn!

Play-along tracks:

We have provided play-along tracks (full band, no bass, bass only) performed by an all-star jazz trio so you can practice in a way that suits you. These can be played from the lesson pages or be downloaded as needed.

- Pianist Kristjan Randalu, Petros Klampanis and drummer Ziv Ravtiz.

Here's what's being said about Petros's teaching:

"Petros is one of the most inspiring contemporary artists for me. His ability to always create new things with story telling that is always as touching, makes him a unique creator. That's why I couldn't wait to watch his course. His vision of the instrument is personal and complete. These videos are a mine of information with a very interesting approach. Affordable for both a beginner and an advanced musician."

- Vladimir Torres

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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 - with no ongoing fees.
Will the course work on a tablet?
Yes, all of our courses can be viewed via an internet browser on any device. However, please note an up-to-date operating system and/or browser may be required for video playback.
Can I download the videos?
No, the videos are only available to view online. However, PDFs of the transcriptions and MP3 play-along tracks are available to download.
Can I ask Petros Klampanis questions?
Petros isn't available to answer questions, but we do include membership to the 'Study Group', a private forum where you can ask Geoff Chalmers and our community of double bassists questions.
What level are these lessons?
This course is suitable for intermediate to advanced jazz bassists who already understand the fundamentals of improvisation.

Our courses are only available on and include a 30 day, no questions asked, full refund policy.

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