Fundamentals of Jazz Bass and Beyond

Let Christian McBride teach you what to play, and what NOT to play.

Start playing bass better today.

It’s all about taste, choices, knowing what to practice, and learning the right way. Make better musical decisions by learning from the best. 

Use the transcriptions, interactive notation and enhanced video player to immerse yourself in the material. Gain insights into sound, solos, time, and feel from modern jazz bass master, Christian McBride.

Course includes 10 Guided Practice Sessions™️ that will take the mystery out of exactly how to practice each lesson.

  • LEVEL 3
  • 21 Videos
  • 8 hours
  • guided practice sessions
  • downloadable resources
  • Subtitles: English • Italian • Spanish • Japanese

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“Christian is an amazing teacher! Full of knowledge and experience with such an inspiring sound, watching his lessons has made me pick up my bass right after and hit the shed!”

Brock M.


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“This is it! Fantastic advice straight from the source!”

Eero S.


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“Nothing less than spectacular! The transcriptions and the notes Christian plays are amazing! Lots of wisdom to keep the wheel turning… Money well spent!”

Kurt M.


Meet Your Instructor

Christian McBride is a eight-time GRAMMY® Award-winning bassist/composer.

Aside from various stints with Sting, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Roy Haynes, and others, McBride has been artist-in-residence and artistic director with organizations such as Jazz Aspen, Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Jazz Museum in Harlem, Jazz House Kids, the New Jersey Performing Arts Center – Newark, the Montclair Jazz Festival, and the Newport Jazz Festival.

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


  • Building a Bassline
  • Developing Your Sound
  • Intonation
  • Body Control
  • Bass Influences
  • Constructing a Solo
  • Practice Routine
  • Piano for Non-Pianists
  • "Lullaby for a Ladybug"
  • The 2 Feel
  • Rhythm Changes
  • Different Grooves
  • Leading a Band
  • Learning a Solo – "Pfrancing"
  • Bebop – "Cherokee"
  • Playing Fast
  • Soloing with a Bow
  • Setup
  • Ron, Ray, and Paul
  • Ballads
  • Interview

Guided Practice Sessions

  • Guided Practice Session 1
  • Guided Practice Session 2
  • Guided Practice Session 3
  • Guided Practice Session 4
  • Guided Practice Session 5
  • Guided Practice Session 6
  • Guided Practice Session 7
  • Guided Practice Session 8
  • Guided Practice Session 9
  • Guided Practice Session 10