Walk On

New pathways for walking bass lines.

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Do you want to learn new methods and approaches to creating walking bass lines?

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Danny Ziemann's 'Walk On: New pathways for walking bass lines' is an online course that comprises 3 hours of HD video across 62 lessons. This is a course for intermediate to advanced bass players who are looking to learn new language and ideas to create walking bass lines.

Many of the lessons feature a live band so you can see exactly how to apply these concepts and ideas. There are also backing tracks to practice for each of the exercises.

We have also provided detailed transcriptions, with 86 pages of downloadable sheet music.

Optional subtitles in English are available for each video.

This course is available to view online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.


Danny Ziemann
Danny Ziemann

Bassist, educator, and author of the jazz bass method books, The Low Down Vol. 1 & 2, Danny is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and was the 2018 bassist in the Focusyear Artist Diploma band in Basel, Switzerland. Danny currently teaches at The Eastman Community Music School, SUNY Oswego, and is a visiting professor of jazz bass at the Eastman School of Music.


This course will help you to find new ways to generate bass lines over jazz standards like Bye Bye Blackbird, or So What.

What will I learn?

The 62 video lessons are presented in a step-by-step order giving you a clear and logical route through the course material. The lessons will teach you new approaches for improvising walking bass lines and give you alternatives to commonly played patterns.

Topics include:

  • Using tonic and dominant relationships to create new walking bass lines.
  • Triad pairs.
  • Reduction harmony.
  • Triadic harmony over II V I chord progressions.
  • ...and much more.

Each concept or technique is demonstrated using chord progressions to commonly played jazz standards such as 'I Remember You', 'Autumn Leaves', 'Bye Bye Blackbird', 'Confirmation', 'Just Friends' and more.

Check out the full lesson list below:


  Reduction Harmony Over Other Standards and More Advanced Tunes
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Who's this course for?

If you are an intermediate to advanced jazz bassist who wants to learn new language and approaches to improvising walking bass lines then this will be a great fit.

Danny introduces concepts that will help you to use harmony in new ways and play bass lines bursting with fresh ideas.


Transcriptions of the exercises, bass lines and solos are included (86 pages of sheet music). These PDFs are displayed on the lessons pages and can be downloaded if required.

Meet the band:

Danny is joined in many of the lessons by Jon Chamberlain on piano and Steve Hanley on drums. Their tasteful and supportive playing will help you to hear how these concepts sound in context.

So you can also practice the lesson material in context we have provided backing tracks which have been recorded by a drummer and pianist.

"The concepts are really helpful in expanding your ability to walk smoothly in a linear and scalar fashion."

- Mark Saltman

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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. 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 Danny questions?
Danny isn't available to answer questions, but we do include membership to the 'Study Group'. A private forum where you can ask Geoff Chalmers and our community of double bassists questions.
Can I take this course on bass guitar?
Yes. All of the concepts and ideas are directly applicable to bass guitarists as well as double bassists.
Is this course suitable for beginners?
No. This course is for intermediate to advanced jazz bassists. If you are new to walking bass we recommend you consider our course 'Creating Walking Bass Lines' by Geoff Chalmers.

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

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