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bass guitar secrets stuff

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by 1dreday, Feb 7, 2014.

  1. 1dreday


    Nov 22, 2009
    has anyone tried http://www.bassguitarsecrets.com/
    i'm thinking of ordering and i was wondering if anyones tried to and could offer a review, of the study guide ect.
  2. White Beard

    White Beard

    Feb 12, 2013
    I have not tried this method, nor would I recommend it. Anything that promises to reveal "secrets," or "tricks" of learning an art, is not to be trusted. There are no "secrets" or "tricks", just learning. Those terms denote that there is some knowledge being withheld from the public. There is not.

    Playing bass is not a magic show.

    I would learn guitar from Esteban before I paid money for this.
  3. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006

    OP if you wish to invest in a good bass course then get the "Teach Me Bass Guitar" DVD set. It contains no secrets, just great lessons. ;)


    If that seems too expensive the "Complete Bass Method" is a great option.

  4. The secret is inside of your own brain, how you get there is another secret only you can reveal. For more information, please send $5.00 to p.o. box 23666, Dobbstown, LA 66623
    f n o r d !
  5. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Is Pay Pal OK ? :D :p
  6. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    :cool: fnordlyone ask for the money right up front. Anytime a site scrolls through 87 pages before you see a price -- look out.

  7. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    There's an old adage that states 'if it looks too good to be true, it probably is'.
  8. lyla1953


    Jul 18, 2012
  9. powmetalbassist

    powmetalbassist Supporting Member

    Yeah, secrets is just a fancy word for knowledge, it does imply witheld knowledge but in this case I believe it is a buzz word to sell stuff. It likely won't show you anything you couldn't get from somewhere else (like real lessons or professional music courses)
  10. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    There are a few secrets that I'm not at liberty to talk about but after a few pitchers of mead I may loosen my tongue.
  11. kevteop


    Feb 12, 2008
    York, UK
    The format of that web page has been used to hawk all manner of shoddy ****, and this has all the classic hallmarks: No mention anywhere of what this product consists of; a lot of talk about how amazed you will be; and how amazed you probably already are; and how amazing it's going to get when he offers you a discount after you've read half a dozen glowing testimonials from barely-realistic customers; text in red; text in bold; text underlined; red bold underlined text, it's got it all.

    I suppose it must work on some morons sometimes or they wouldn't still be doing it.
  12. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Agreed. You cant beat knee to knee lessons with a real live teacher. ;) I assumed the OP wanted to learn alone.
  13. JTE


    Mar 12, 2008
    Central Illinois, USA
    I never trust anything that purports to reveal so-called secrets. Why? Because I already know the secrets. Here they are:

    A. You gotta work at it, no substitutes are there for putting in time.
    B. You gotta go about it in a logical fashion, build on the basics (even if you think you already know it all and playing simple stuff is "boring", it's the building blocks for the more advanced stuff.
    C. Music is music, you don't need specific theory lessons for rock, jazz, etc. A major third is a major third, a C chord is still C E G, and the iv chord of Bb is always FMaj7.
    D. Technique is a small part of learning music. Know where to put your fingers for a gazillion different scales and modes is pointless drivel if you don't know the reasons for how the scales become music (I'm talking to you, Bass Grimore!)
    E. Knowing how to determine for yourself the notes in any four-note chord (i.e. all Major 7, minor 7, dominant 7, minor 7 b5, and diminished 7 chord) is much more useful than memorizing the Gb Lydian dominant scale.
    F. An hour playing with real people is better than four hours playing by yourself.
    G. An hour on stage is better than a week in the rehearsal basement
    H. Life is too short to waste any on cheap beer or bad drummers.

    All you gotta do to pay for these secrets is contribute to TB.

  14. ga_edwards


    Sep 8, 2000
    UK, Essex
    I quick torrent search, and I was able to find the ebook, albeit without the CDs. I don't. Or ally advocate piracy, but as this course smacks of an overpriced scam I don't feel quite so bad.

    There is nothing in the lessons that can't be learnt elsewhere. It's just music theory aimed at bass players and showing how to unlock the fretboard and apply harmonic understanding to your playing.
  15. scottie65


    Jul 31, 2013
    I thought that looked familiar. I did an online search a couple years ago and this site was listed as the second best site for learning bass after Roy Vogt's Teach Me Bass Guitar program. I am not sure but when the search was done it was an independent company doing the survey. I have no idea how indepth the study was but noticed a 365 day money back guarantee. I was a little concerned with all the free give aways and I am not sure but I think I tried to contact them with no success and that is when I figured it was too good to be true. I have no idea who Alex Sampson is and felt I better stay away from this one. I would say go with Roy Vogt's program if you are about to spend money. His program seems real and it sounds like a lot of guys have used his program and it works. Plus there is a guarantee with it also.
  16. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    There was one point when he got me thinking into ordering some of his stuff. Namely, he had organized a workshop/clinic type of event with Janek Gwizdala and then offered (maybe he still does) it as a set of videos. The contents sounded good, even if his marketing was not very conducive to exact conclusions in that regard.

    Maybe we should ask Janek in his "room" on this forum?