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 70 lessons over almost 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 (87 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.
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 70 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
- Bow strokes and control
- ...and much more
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.
'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 for the pieces and exercises are included in PDF format. There are 87 pages that can be downloaded if required.