Intermediate to Advanced Classical Bass

Techniques for bassists going beyond the fundamentals.

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Intermediate to Advanced Classical Bass is an online course by acclaimed bassist and educator Jason Heath.

The course is designed for those who already know the fundamentals and are looking to learn something new. It comprises 74 lessons over six hours of video and covers a wide range of topics on classical bass which will make a real difference to your playing!

Many of the lessons include transcriptions of the pieces, exercises, and etudes in PDF format that you can view online, or print at home (90 pages).

To give you some inspiring music to work on whilst you are developing your technique, there are also seven solo pieces written by some of the bass world's most exciting composers. These compositions are only available in this course and written with intermediate and advanced classical bassists in mind.


Jason Heath
Jason Heath

Renowned bassist, educator, clinician, blogger and podcaster at Contrabass Conversations, Jason Heath is well known as the 'voice of the double bass world'. His engaging teaching style and ability to clearly communicate ideas make his lessons easy to understand and highly effective.


This course is designed for double bassists who are ready to go beyond the fundamentals of technique.

What will I learn?

Jason Heath presents 74 video lessons that cover a wide range of topics on classical double bass technique, from thumb position to intermediate/advanced bow strokes such as staccato and portato. The course topics include:

  • Thumb position
  • Advanced scales and arpeggios
  • Vibrato in all registers
  • String crossings
  • 5th and 6th positions
  • Intonation
  • Bow strokes and control
  • ...and much more

Exclusive Compositions:

Many of the lessons in thumb position are demonstrated using well-known melodies. In addition, we have commissioned pieces by seven of the bass world's leading composers; Andrés Martín, Craig Butterfield, Dani Brofe, Mason Bynes, Donovan Stokes, Sam Suggs and Valentina Ciardelli. These pieces are exclusively available in this course and written for bassists who are looking to learn exciting new repertoire.

Here's an overview of the pieces included in this course.


  Chapter 4 – Pieces in First and Fourth (Thumb) Position
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  Chapter 5 – Connecting 1st, 3rd and 4th Positions
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  Chapter 6 – Temple by Andrés Martín, Basic Version
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  Chapter 8 – Music for Meditation by Mason Bynes
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  Chapter 13 – Morning Stretch by Dani Brofe
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  Chapter 17 – Bricks Nr.1 by Valentina Ciardelli
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  Chapter 19 – Temple by Andrés Martín, Advanced Version
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  Chapter 21 – Final Thoughts
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'These lessons I’m sharing with you are drawn from the past 25 years of my bass life, and they’ve helped a ton of advancing bassists go further with their instrument'

Sheet Music

Sheet music for the pieces and exercises are included in PDF format. There are 90 pages that can be downloaded if required.

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

"Jason is an excellent teacher. Wise and charismatic, he is also systematic in his problem representation as well as precise in his suggestions for practice. (I love the bite-sized lessons!). He also plays beautifully"

- Ian C.

"Brilliant course, so well structured. Strongly recommend this for any double bass player."

- Gus Garside

"Great course - follows on seamlessly from the beginner course."

- Huw Jones

"Fantastic course with some wonderful new compositions that initially appeared challenging but were expertly explained by Jason. Has really helped my development on the bass."

- Philip McCahy

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The Classical Bass Bundle

Interested in Jason's courses Beginner's Classical Bass and Intermediate to Advanced Classical Bass?
Invest in The Classical Bass Bundle and get $30 off both courses.

The Classical Bass Bundle

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.
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, they are only available to view online. However PDFs of the transcriptions are available to download.
Can I ask Jason Heath questions?
Jason Heath isn't available to answer questions, but we do include membership to the 'Study Group', an exclusive forum where you can ask Geoff Chalmers and our community of double bassists questions.
Is this course suitable for complete beginners?
No. This course is designed for intermediate to advanced players who are looking to go beyond the basics. If you would like to learn about the fundamentals, please check out Beginner's Classical Bass by Jason Heath in our courses library.
Can I purchase the pieces seperately from the course?
No, these pieces were commissioned exclusively for use within this course.

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

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