Better Intonation in a Week

Bob DeBoo helps you develop better intonation in the upright bass by using our ears as our guides in just one week!

8 days to better intonation.

Playing in-tune is one of the biggest obstacles to upright bassists, given the geography of the fingerboard and that there are no frets or markers to rely on. It’s also a crucial element to our Sound, which in turn helps everybody in the band hear us better – making them play better as well.

By practicing with Bob for one week, you will develop both your ears and your technical skill on the bass, improving your intonation greatly.

Bob incorporates eight practice tracks into the lessons that you will be able to use with him and on your own.

“Sometimes you have to sound bad before you sound good – and that’s a GOOD thing! Acquiring ‘good intonation’ is a journey that never ends.”
-Bob DeBoo

  • LEVEL 2
  • 3 hours
  • Guided Practice Sessions
  • Practice Tracks
  • 51-page PDF WorkBook
  • Subtitles: English

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“Very impressed! Simple exercises that immediately expose and pinpoint weaknesses. Easy to memorize, hard to master.”

Howard K.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“This new intonation course is really useful! It’s organized, and I like your emphasis on listening and hearing the next note before playing it.”

Harriet H.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

“Thanks Bob, I appreciate your knowledge and willingness to share. All of your courses are interesting, informative, and fun. “

Terry H.

Meet Your Practice Guru

Bob DeBoo is an in-demand performer on both the double and electric bass. Some of the projects he’s been involved with the last couple years include playing with David Sanborn’s Acoustic Quartet, Peter Martin, Geoffrey Keezer, Alarm Will Sound, James Carter, Matt Wilson, Ron Miles, the 442s, leading his own quartet, and much more.

Bob has also been a part of numerous Open Studio live concert events and courses. He is also highly active in education, having worked with Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Jazz for Young People program, JazzSTL’s JazzU program and more

Course Contents

Course content

  • Introduction and Listening
  • Sound
  • Feel
  • Time
  • Triads
  • Strong Beats
  • Connection and Direction
  • Language Patterns
  • Slower & Faster Changes