Walk Like Paul Chambers

Let’s study some of Paul Chambers' brilliance together so you will be walking like PC in no time!

A new course from bass guru, Bob DeBoo

Play along with Paul

Let Bob help you get the TIME feel, SOUND conception, and NOTE choices directly from the music of one the most highly respected walking bassists of all time - Paul Chambers.

Paul Chambers is one of the greatest and most influential jazz bassists of all time, as well as one of the most sought-after sideman bassists of his generation.

In this course, you’ll practice with Bob to internalize PC’s bass lines on six of his most famous recordings. Then with Bob’s help, breakdown and analyze the unique patterns and PC-isms within his lines so you can Walk Like PC, all on your own

Includes transcriptions of:
  • Cool Struttin'
  • Blue Train
  • If I Were A Bell
  • A Foggy Day
  • Mr. P.C.
  • Oleo
"So good! There's a good years worth of material for me here."

Andrew V.

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

Janet E.

After completing this course, you will…

⏱Know PC’s time feel and sound conception in a deeper way
🧠Have a better understanding of the logic of his note choices
🚶‍♂️Be able to walk more like PC on the Blues, Rhythm Changes, and Standard forms
💡Know how PC would often walk over 2-5-1 changes

Try a free lesson

Watch a complete lesson now. Try to listen & imitate  Paul's walking lines on "Blue Train" with Bob's help.

Meet your teacher

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, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up In Your Bones” Opera, James Carter, Matt Wilson, Ron Miles, the 442s, the Adam Maness Trio, the St. Louis Symphony, 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 teaches bass at Missouri State University, University of Missouri - Saint Louis, and Jefferson College.

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What's in the course:

Start Here

Intro
How to Use Living Notation
Workbook

Lessons

"Cool Struttin'"
"Blue Train"
Preview
"If I Were a Bell"
"A Foggy Day"
"Mr. PC"
"Oleo"
PC-isms and Persistent Patterns
Preview
Blues - 'Landmarks'
PC's 2-5-1 Patterns
Minor Blues - 'Mix and Match'
Rhythm Changes - 'Landmarks' (Pt. 1)
Rhythm Changes - 'Landmarks' (Pt. 2)
Rhythm Changes - 'Landmarks' (Pt. 3)

Transcription Audio

Cool Struttin'
Blue Train
If I Were a Bell
A Foggy Day
Mr. PC
Oleo

Transcription PDFs

Cool Struttin'
Blue Train
If I Were a Bell
A Foggy Day
Mr. PC
Oleo

Lesson Worksheets

PC-isms and Persistent Patterns
Blues - 'Landmarks'
PC's 2-5-1 Patterns
Minor Blues - 'Mix and Match'
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 1)
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 2)
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 3)

Audio Download Versions

Intro
"Cool Struttin'"
"Blue Train"
"If I Were a Bell"
"A Foggy Day"
"Mr. PC"
"Oleo"
PC-isms and Persistent Patterns
Blues - Landmarks
Two-Five Tendencies
Minor Blues
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 1)
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 2)
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 3)

Simple Player Versions

"Cool Struttin'"
"Blue Train"
"If I Were a Bell"
"A Foggy Day"
"Mr. PC"
"Oleo"
PC-isms and Persistent Patterns
Blues Landmarks
Two-Five Tendencies
Minor Blues
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 1)
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 2)
Rhythm Changes - Landmarks (Pt. 3)