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Soloing

A Step-by-Step Course for Double Bassists. 50 video lessons, 4.5+ hrs.

Do you want to improvise solos on the double bass?

Check out this video to learn how we can help!


What is 'Soloing'?

‘Soloing’ is a step-by-step video course presented by Geoff Chalmers, which comprises of 4.5 hours of HD video across 50 lessons. It is a comprehensive method teaching you how to create awesome improvised solos on the double bass, starting with the basics and progressing to advanced techniques. Reading music is not a requirement as all the exercises are demonstrated in the video lessons, but if you prefer to read them as well I have provided written exercises in standard notation.

There are also backing tracks for each exercise so you will have everything you need to start practising right away.

The course is available to view online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass. Once enrolled you can start the course as soon as you want.

 

Learning to solo is an essential skill for all modern bassists and this method can be applied in many styles of music, not just jazz.

What will I learn?

The fifty video lessons are presented in a step-by-step order giving you a clear and logical route though the course material. Starting with the fundamentals the course progresses all the way to an advanced level.

The course comprises 27 chapters. Starting with the very basics of soloing you will learn how to play though common chord progressions such as a ‘II V I’, using a variety of techniques.

I also use the following jazz standards in the lessons (backing tracks and chord charts are provided).

Autumn Leaves, Blue Bossa, Black Orpheus, Days of Wine & Roses, Summertime, Confirmation, blues and II V I progressions .

No more searching the net for information, it’s all in one place and presented in a logical, step by step fashion.

Your Tutor


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.


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, or can ask questions or view the discussion. It’s a private community of like minded double bassists, so if you need help along the way, Geoff Chalmers and the other members will be there to answer your questions and get you back on track!

Lesson Index


  03. Scales Pt.1
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  04. Arpeggios Pt.1
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  05. Learning Language
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  06. Shaping Your Lines
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  08. Developing Your Lines
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  12. Key Notes
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  13. Bass Tips Pt.1
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  15. Funk Groove
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  17. Scales Pt.2
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  18. Learning Language Pt.2
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  19. Minor II V I
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  21. Bass Tips Pt.2
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  22. Learning Language Pt.3
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  23. Quoting Melodies in Your Solos
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  24. Scales Pt.3
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  27. Course Wrap Up
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“The course is engaging and fun, with built-in motivating factors so that you actually make progress & get the benefits.”

– Nicholas Merriam

“Encouraging and Inspiring!”

– Adriene A. LaGuardia P

Soloing: A Step-by-Step Method


• 4.5+ hours of video lessons.

• All backing tracks are played by real musicians.

• Transcriptions of exercises.

• Access to an exclusive members-only study group.

• 30 Day full refund policy.

 

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 in any internet browser and all the materials for each lesson are on the same page.
Can I download the videos?
No, they are only available to view online. However PDFs of the transcriptions and MP3 backing tracks are available to download.
Can I ask questions?
Yes, you can ask Geoff Chalmers and the other members of the study group.
Will this course work for bass guitar?
Yes. Although the material is presented on upright bass, all of the lessons are equally useful for electric bassists.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I’m sure you will love the course, but if you’re not completely satisfied we offer a 30 day money back guarantee.

“ I have learnt more in 6 days, than in the previous 6 months”

– Thomas Hogarth

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

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