Double Bass Arpeggios: The Play-Along Collection

Fully notated arpeggios, backing tracks and written guidance.

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What would it do to your double bass playing if you really knew all of your arpeggios, inside out?

Use this collection to simplify the learning process and get the results you want faster!

What is Double Bass Arpeggios: The Play-Along Collection?

‘Double Bass Arpeggios: The Play-Along Collection’ is a digital sheet music and backing track collection written by Geoff Chalmers, the founder of Discover Double Bass. It comprises 6 different arpeggios types in all 12 keys, over one and two octaves. There are detailed fingerings for every arpeggio (a.k.a chord tones) which are practical, simple to learn, and easy to memorise. There is also written guidance on which order to learn them and a summary of key facts for each arpeggio.

Backing tracks are provided with slow and fast versions of each arpeggio played on a piano, drone notes for each key, and a cycle of 5ths practice track for each arpeggio. These backing tracks can help students to quickly identify any problems with their intonation.

Plus in the bonus section, we have included a short series of video lessons for beginners as well as three-octave major and minor arpeggios.


Geoff Chalmers
Geoff Chalmers

Geoff Chalmers is the founder of Discover Double Bass, an educator and professional double 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.


If you want to improve your intonation, improvising, sight reading, composing and more, you need to know your arpeggios.

What's Included?

The arpeggios are presented in order of difficulty giving you a clear and logical route through the study material.

Fully Notated 1-Octave and 2-Octave Arpeggios in all 12 Keys:

Major 7, Minor 7, Dominant 7, Minor 7b5, Minor Maj7, Diminished 7.

There are a total of 168 arpeggios in this collection with a short written summary of useful information for each arpeggio type.

Backing Tracks:

  • Backing tracks in 1 & 2 octaves for every key and arpeggio type
  • Each backing track in a slow or fast tempo
  • Cycle of 5ths practice track in every scale type
  • 12 drone note practice tracks

There are 362 backing tracks in this collection.

Written Guidance:

  • Package introduction
  • Notation guide
  • Fingering patterns
  • Practice guide


  • 30 minutes of video lessons for beginners
  • 3-octave major and minor arpeggios with backing tracks

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Here's what's being said about the course:

"I use the scales and arpeggios courses every day early in my practice routine, they help me get into the right frame of mind before I play anything else, not to mention improve my intonation. I would warmly recommend them!"

- Paolo Minervini

"This is a powerful tool for everyday practice. With great play-alongs and consistent fingerings, it is easier to work on intonation and fretboard knowledge - two essential skills of every double bass player."

- Michal Herman

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does the course work with an iPad or tablet computer?
Yes, all of our courses can be viewed via an internet browser. However, please note an up-to-date operating system and/or browser may be required for video playback.
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.
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.
Are there video lessons with this course?
This collection comprises sheet music and backing tracks. However, there is a short series of video lessons for beginners in the bonus section covering the beginner 1 & 2-octave arpeggios.
Can I download the course material?
Yes, the arpeggios (PDFs) and backing tracks (MP3s) can be downloaded as needed. The videos in the bonus section can be streamed online and are not available for download.
Is this the same fingerings system as the scales course?
Yes. I've used the same fingering system as I did in the scales course to make learning your arpeggios as quick and easy as possible.
Can I get help if I don't understand something?
Yes, we include membership to the 'Study Group', a private forum where you can ask Geoff Chalmers and our community of double bassists questions .

Our courses are only available on and include a 30-day, full refund policy.

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