Jazz & Swing Bass ft. Tcha Limberger


An in-depth lesson on jazz/swing interpretation for bass players, featuring Tcha Limberger. Read full description...

An in-depth lesson on jazz/swing interpretation for bass players, featuring Tcha Limberger.


-Lessons on tone production, dynamics, interpretation.
-7 Bass solo Etudes for the bow in the style of Slam Stewart.
-Transcriptions of bass etudes.


Two Feel
Walking Bass
Fast Swing
Walking Bass Solo
Eastern European Style
Final Thoughts


After You've Gone
Dark Eyes
Gm Blues
I'll See You In My Dreams
Rose Room
Some Of These Days

Recommended prerequesites:

-For intermediate / advanced bass players
-Knowledge of basic harmony strongly recommended
-Knowledge of jazz performance techniques/concepts highly recommended
-Mainly for bass players, but anyone interested in accompaniment in the jazz/swing styles can benefit from this lesson

About Jazz & Swing Bass:

One of the most important lessons ever conceived for bass players or any musician interested in jazz accompaniment. Many of the most overlooked yet fundamental concepts with regards to jazz/swing bass are covered in these lessons. The bass is an instrument that is capable of producing a wide range or colours; bass players will learn how to fully take advantage of their instrument and bring their understanding of swing to a whole new level!

About Tcha Limberger:

Tcha Limberger was born in a ‘Manouche’ family with a long-standing musical tradition (his grandfather was the legendary Piotto Limberger). Both his father Vivi, singer and guitar player, and his Flemish mother raised him to understand and appreciate their respective cultures. As a child, Tcha was determined to become a flamenco singer. At age twelve, he started playing the clarinet, joining the family orchestra ‘The Piotto’s’. Meanwhile, he studied the flamenco guitar, but because of a lack of good teachers, he switched to Django-style guitar playing, learning from masters such as Fapy Lafertin and Koen De Cauter. At that time, he worked with ‘Het Muziek Lod’, where he met Dick Vanderharst, who introduced him to contemporary classical music and modern jazz. Tcha’s good friend and colleague, Herman Schamp, exposed him even more deeply to classical music and composing. When Tcha was seventeen, he started studying the violin, inspired by stories on his grand-father and recordings of Toki Horvath. By the time he was twenty-one, he left Belgium for Budapest, where he took classical and tzigane classes from Horvath Bela.

IMPORTANT: Please note that these are streamed videos; only the PDF transcriptions can be downloaded. When access is purchased, you will have permanent access to this lesson and all updates/corrections (if any) will be free of charge!

47 minutes across 19 parts

1. Introduction
2. Two Feel
3. Arco
4. Slap
5. Walking Bass
6. Performance
7. Ballads
8. Fast Swing
9. Walking Bass Solo
10. Eastern European Style
11. Interpretation
12. Final Thoughts
Etude: “After You’ve Gone”
Etude: “Les Yeux Noirs”
Etude: “Djangology”
Etude: “G Minor Blues”
Etude: “I’ll See You In My Dreams”
Etude: “Rose Room”
Etude: “Some Of These Days”

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