What is 'Double Bass Arpeggios: The Play-Along Collection?’
‘Double Bass Arpeggios: The Play-Along Collection’ is a digital sheet music and backing track package 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.
In addition to the 144 written arpeggios there are 288 backing tracks with slow and fast versions of each arpeggio played on a piano. These backing tracks can help students to quickly identify any problems with their intonation.
After enrolment, all the course materials are available to use online so you will have everything you need in one place. The PDFs and MP3 files are also available for instant digital download incase you prefer to print the music, or use the files on different devices. The video lessons are only available to stream online.
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 will I learn?
There are 6 different arpeggio types (major, minor, etc) in all 12 keys. Each arpeggio is notated in one and two octaves. These include detailed fingerings which are designed to be practical, easy to learn and simple to memorise.
The arpeggios are presented in order of difficulty giving you a clear and logical route though the study material. Starting right at the beginning with the very basics, it includes all of the key information you need to know.
No more guesswork or searching the net for fingerings that work. This is a consistent fingering system designed to simplify the learning process. The course material is presented in a logical, easy to understand fashion to make learning your arpeggios as fast and easy as possible.
Memorising arpeggios can seem overwhelming, so these fingerings were created to make them easier and quicker to learn!
Here's what's included:
Digital Sheet Music:
Fully notated 1 & 2 octave arpeggios In 12 keys (PDF format): Major 7, Minor 7, Dominant 7, Minor 7b5, Minor Maj7, Diminished 7.
Backing Tracks (MP3s):
- 288 Backing Tracks.
- One Octave version for each arpeggio.
- Two Octave version for each arpeggio.
- Backing tracks for each arpeggio in slow & fast tempos.
- Listen to the tracks online or download for use on any device.
- Package Introduction.
- Notation Guide.
- Fingering Patterns.
- Practice Guide.
- Key Facts: A quick summary of essential information for each arpeggio.
What if I have questions?
I’ve created the ‘Discover Double Bass Study Group’. This is a ‘closed’ Facebook group in which only bassists who have bought a course can ask questions or view the discussion. If you need help along the way, Geoff Chalmers and other group members will be there to answer your questions and get you back on track!