Building Blocks of Bass

A back to basics on bass from Bob DeBoo.

A fun and detailed journey through the essential concepts for becoming a more complete upright bassist.

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Workbook
7.3 MB
The Mental and the Physical
Physical Issues
The Mental and the Physical: Quiz
Sound and Technique
Sound & Bass Anatomy
Right Hand
Left Hand
Bow Basics
Intonation
Sound and Technique: Quiz
About Time
Triplets
Quarter Notes & Walking
Half Notes and the Two Feel
About Time: Quiz
Training the Ear
Ear Training With Intervals
Ear Training With Chords
Training the Ear: Quiz
Building Bass Lines
Building a Bass Line With Scales
Building a Bass Lines With Chromatics
Building Basslines: Quiz
Learning a Tune
Learning a Tune: Chord Progression
Learning a Tune: The Melody
Learning a Tune: Quiz
Playing Along With Records
Playing With Records
Playing Along With Records: Quiz
Audio Play Alongs
Intonation - Bb majorScale, 1 Octave, 60bpm, 2x
1 min
Intonation - BtoC#, 60bpm, 4x
1 min
Intonation - C majorScale, 1 Octave, 60bpm, 2x
1 min
Intonation - Chromatic GtoG, 60bpm, 4x
4 mins
Intonation - DtoE, 60bpm, 4x
1 min
Intonation - FmajorScale, 1 Octave, 60bpm, 2x
1 min
Intonation - FtoG, 60bpm, 4x
1 min
Intonation - G majorScale, 1 Octave, 60bpm, 2x
1 min
Intonation - GtoBb, 60bpm, 4x
1 min
Quarter Notes and Two Feel - Drum Loop, 90bpm
3 mins
Half Notes and Two Feel - Conga Beat, 110bpm
3 mins
Ear Training with Intervals - Bb Drone
1 min
Ear Training with Chords - Bbmaj7, 8 Bars
2 mins
Ear Training with Chords - Bb7, 8 Bars
2 mins
Ear Training with Chords - Bb Min7, 8 Bars
2 mins
Ear Training with Chords - Cycle Of 4th Random
8 mins
Building a Bass Line: Scales - Drum Loop, 90bpm
3 mins
Building a Bass Line: Chromatics - Drum Loop, 90bpm
3 mins
Playing Along with Records - Count Basie 'All of Me'
2 mins
Simple Player Versions
Physical Issues
8 mins
Sound & Bass Anatomy
17 mins
Right Hand
20 mins
Left Hand
18 mins
Bow Basics
17 mins
Intonation
13 mins
Triplets
10 mins
Quarter Notes & Walking
13 mins
Half Notes and the Two Feel
15 mins
Ear Training With Intervals
12 mins
Ear Training With Chords
14 mins
Building a Bass Line With Scales
14 mins
Building a Bass Lines With Chromatics
10 mins
Learning a Tune: Chord Progression
15 mins
Learning a Tune: The Melody
11 mins
Playing With Records
9 mins
Audio Versions of Lessons
Physical Issues
8 mins
Sound & Bass Anatomy
17 mins
Right Hand
20 mins
Left Hand
18 mins
Bow Basics
17 mins
Intonation
13 mins
Triplets
10 mins
Quarter Notes & Walking
13 mins
Half Notes and the Two Feel
15 mins
Ear Training With Intervals
12 mins
Ear Training With Chords
14 mins
Building a Bass Line With Scales
14 mins
Building a Bass Line With Chromatics
10 mins
Learning a Tune: Chord Progression
15 mins
Learning a Tune: The Melody
11 mins
Playing With Records
9 mins