John Goldsby has just released a new course from Discover Double Bass—Team Player: Artistry in the Ensemble! Order this week and get 25% off.
Here’s what Team Player: Artistry in the Ensemble contains:
The course comprises 58 highly-effective lessons—over 5 hours of video material—and covers a wide range of topics on ensemble playing, including bass lines and soloing, which will make a real difference in your double bass playing. It’s suitable for intermediate to advanced bassists who wish to learn my approach to ensemble playing and improvisation—and glean tips and knowledge that I’ve acquired through my 50 years as a bass player.
It’s all here, from intimate duos to hard-swinging trios, from the classic saxophone quartet to a modern sextet with horns. If you’re a jazz bassist looking to play bass lines and solos that your bandmates will love, this course is perfect for you. In addition to the video lessons and performances, we also provide play-along tracks with three mixes of each recording:
- Full band
- band without bass
- solo double bass track
Detailed PDF transcriptions of my original bass lines and solos, plus classic bass lines and solos (Jimmie Blanton, Oscar Pettiford, Slam Stewart, Ray Brown, Sam Jones, Paul Chambers, Scott LaFaro, Red Mitchell) are included in the course. There are tons of transcriptions, arrangements, bass lines, solos, practice material, and sheet music, so you will have everything you need to learn and improve at your own pace.
The course features ensemble performances and play-along tracks with the following lineups:
- Duo with piano
- Duo with electric guitar
- Duo with acoustic guitar
- Duo with drums
- Trio with piano and drums
- Trio with saxophone and drums
- Quartet with piano, drums and saxophone
- Sextet with piano, drums, saxophone, trumpet and trombone
Many of the topics are demonstrated using chord progressions to commonly played classics, including Recorda Me, I Got Rhythm, Air on the G String, I Remember You, Sometimes I’m Happy, Pitter Panther Patter, Whims of Chambers, Waltz for Debby, as well as modern compositions by John Goldsby and Billy Test.
I cover classic bass solos and bass lines by artists including Jimmie Blanton, Slam Stewart, Paul Chambers, Sam Jones, Ray Brown, Scott LaFaro and Red Mitchell.
This course is available to stream online, exclusively at Discover Double Bass.
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