Discover Double Bass — Video Courses

Jazz Bass, Vol. 1: Building Up

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Jazz Bass, Vol. 2: Stretching Out

“Stretching Out” is my second online course for Discover Double Bass—recommended for intermediate and advanced players.
“Building Up” is my first online course for Discover Double Bass—recommended for players at all levels.
Promo for Jazz Bass: Vol. 2, Stretching Out
Promo for Jazz Bass: Vol. 1, Building Up

‘Jazz Bass Vol.1: Building Up’ is an online course with 45 lessons, 4 hours of video, playalong tracks and PDF notation. $99 for unlimited access.

The course covers John Goldsby’s most effective materials, gleaned from studying with and transcribing the music of our jazz bass heroes. As a teacher, John has selected the lessons which made the biggest impact on his students. It’s all of the good stuff which has transformed their playing, and it can do the same for you too!

The course is perfect for intermediate to advanced jazz bassists who want to solidify their technique and learn new approaches. 

Many of the lessons feature piano and drums accompaniment. There are also backing tracks of the exercises, both with and without the bass.

The course includes detailed transcriptions of John’s exercises, etudes and solos.

Closed captions in English are provided for each video.

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

What will I learn?

The 45 video lessons cover a wide range of topics on jazz bass. These include:

  • Improvising walking bass lines
  • Scales 
  • Ear training
  • Soloing
  • Rhythmic exercises
  • Solo concepts and ideas

Many of the concepts are demonstrated using chord progressions to commonly played jazz standards such as ‘Summertime’, ‘Blue Bossa’, ‘Out of Nowhere’, ‘Killer Joe’ and more. In addition, John has included analysis and performance of three of his full-length compositions. 

Jazz Bass Vol.2: Stretching Out is an online course by acclaimed bassist and educator John Goldsby.

This course is designed for intermediate to advanced level bassists who can already play jazz but are looking for new and more challenging approaches. It comprises 39 lessons over almost 4 hours and covers a wide range of topics on jazz bass which will make a real difference to you playing!

Many of the lessons feature piano and drums accompaniment and there are also play-along tracks of the exercises, both with and without the bass. Detailed transcriptions of John’s original compositions, exercises and etudes are also included so you have everything you need to practice at home. 

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

John Goldsby

John is a member of the WDR big band, a renowned bassist, educator, author and featured columnist for BassMagazine.com and Bass Player Magazine for three decades. His hugely popular ‘The Jazz Bass Book’ has become required reading for any serious student of jazz bass.