Jazz Bass for Beginners

Where to start, who to listen to, and how to practice to walk great sounding, swinging bass lines in no time!

Perfect for novice and aspiring bassists.

Let’s start with the basics.

Dive into the ultimate course to begin your jazz bass journey – on Bass Guitar or Upright.

Using real examples from bass greats, Bob takes you step-by-step through the anatomy of a walking bass line, guiding you through how to:

  • get a great sound
  • listen & imitate bass legends 
  • internalize the pulse
  • develop solid time
  • connect chord changes with forward momentum
  • create and walk your own jazz bass lines. 

With Bob’s clear and engaging approach, Jazz Bass for Beginners will keep you focused and entertained as he gives you all the tools to immediately start applying the concepts.

  • LEVEL 1
  • 3 hours
  • Worksheets
  • Guided practice sessions
  • Subtitles: English

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“So good! There’s a good years worth of material for me here.”

Andrew V.

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“Bob is a super supportive teacher… He helped me increase in skill and confidence on the upright bass. Highly recommended!”

Janet E.

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Great bass stuff from Bob Deboo!”

Ric V.

Living Notation

Our exclusive Living Notation allows you to follow Bob’s playing and demonstrations in real time with moving, interactive notation.

Extensive transcriptions are included, along with ability to change speed, a/b loop, and more as you practice along with Bob.

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