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Learn bass soloing with Jeff Denson

In this lesson, Jeff will show you how to use relative major and minor pentatonic scales for soloing and improvisation. You will be exploring all the pentatonic shapes across the neck which will free you to improvise without being tied to a root position shape. 

In this course, we will try to learn the entire neck of the instrument and to become familiar with the harmonic implications of the notes.

You’ll play your way through dozens of study sessions and improvise over a variety of chord changes and styles including Soul, Neo Soul, Blues, and Jazz.

Let’s get started! 

Plan of the course

  1. Positional Studies
  2. 3rd Position Note Layout Demo
  3. 3rd Position Note Layout Practice
  4. Third Position Minor Improv Solo
  5. Third Position Major Improv Solo
  6. 6th Position Note Layout Demo
  7. 6th Position Note Layout Practice
  8. 6th Position Minor Improv – Solo session Demo
  9. 6th Position Major Improv – Solo session Demo
  10. Jazz Two Five in C Overview
  11. Jazz Two Five in C Demo
  12. Jazz Two Five in C Breakdown

Click on the picture below to download all the Guitar Pro files of this lessons:

Download the free Guitar Pro 7.5 demo here.

“Bass_soloing_studies_GuitarPro7_Files_Zip”
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1. Positional Studies




2. Third Position Note Layout Demo



3. Third Position Note Layout Practice



“Third_Position_Note_Layout_GuitarPro7.5_File”
(click on the picture to download the Guitar Pro 7.5 file)




4. Third Position Minor Improv Solo



“Third_Position_Minor_Improv_Solo_GuitarPro7.5_File”
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5. Third Position Major Improv Solo





“Third_Position_Major_Improv_Solo_GuitarPro7.5_File”
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6. Sixth Position Note Layout Demo



7. Sixth Position Note Layout Practice


“Sixth_Position_Note_Layout_GuitarPro7.5_File”
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8. Sixth Position Minor Improv – Solo session Demo




“Sixth_Position_Note_Layout_GuitarPro7.5_File”
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9. Sixth Position Major Improv – Solo session Demo



“Sixth_Position_Major_Improv_GuitarPro7.5_File”
(click on the picture to download the Guitar Pro 7.5 file)




10. Jazz Two Five in C Overview



11. Jazz Two Five in C Demo



“Jazz_Two_Five_in_C_Demo_GuitarPro7.5_File”
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12. Jazz Two Five in C Breakdown



“Jazz_Two_Five_in_C_Breakdown_GuitarPro7.5_File”
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Jeff Denson


Bassist, passionate educator, performing artist Jeff has received his Bachelor’s of Music degree in Performance from Berklee College of Music.

Over the last 15 years Jeff shared the stage with an impressive number of artists like Lee Konitz, Joshua Redman, Brian Blade, Anthony Davis, Mark Dresser, Mimi Fox, Joe Lovano, Jane Ira Bloom, Kenny Werner, Mads Tolling, Dave Douglas, Bob Moses, and many more.


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2 comments
  1. Thomas Duflos - March 9, 2021 at 10:10 am

    Vielen Dank für Ihren Kommentar und Ihre Anregung.

  2. Rolf - March 6, 2021 at 12:12 pm

    Sehr gut erklärt. Wirklich eine gute Sache, die einen weiterbringt und Spaß macht.
    Super wäre das Ganze noch mit deutschen Untertiteln.

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