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Great Online Instructors!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by herbygardener, Sep 15, 2019.

  1. herbygardener

    herbygardener HerbyG

    Oct 28, 2013
    A Rock in the Pacific
    Hi all,
    I just thought it was time that I gave a shout out to some folks who, in addition to the great contributors here on TB, have helped me immensely so far on my journey to becoming a bass player. No matter the subject, I find that if I don't quite 'get it' from one's lesson, the slightly different method and perspective of another will help.
    I feel very lucky to have these great teachers and their vast library of lessons at my fingertips whenever I feel the urge/need to dive into something deeper.
    Thanks for all you do!
    Keep up the great work!

    Scott Devine @ Online Bass Guitar Lessons | Scott's Bass Lessons
    Mark J Smith @ Talkingbass
    Luke McIntosh @ Blog - Become A Bassist
    Daric Bennett @ Learn To Play Bass Guitar
    Ariane Cap @ Ariane Cap

    p.s. I'm in no way affiliated with any of the above.
    Just a thankful old dude who thinks their sites deserve some support!
    If you have a fave that I haven't mentioned, please post a link.
    Cheers! :bassist:
  2. minddrain


    Dec 17, 2018
    I like to play along with Rocksmith on YouTube.
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  3. infragreen


    Jan 19, 2016
    Josh Fossgreen on youTube (also has a new channel called BassBuzz)
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  4. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
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  5. alanloomis1980

    alanloomis1980 Supporting Member

    Dec 2, 2016
    Ithaca Ny
    I’ve come to really like talkingbass. Even though mark is kinda manic and takes some getting used to watching :laugh:

    I love Scott, his energy, but so many of his videos are just fluff :bag:

    Excited to explore all the others mentioned!

    Piggy back question: anyone have recommendations for jazz-specific walking bass online lessons?
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  6. Brocephus


    Sep 18, 2019
    LOL, I nearly commented in another thread, using the same word (manic) to describe Mark. He's a bit over-amped, but (as you alluded to) his info is very solid. But, damn, the guy comes off like he'd fit right in on a 'Wham' or 'Boy George' cover band, LOL! ("Not that there's anything wrong with that", to steal a line ;).)
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  7. lucas303


    Mar 11, 2019
    I was very happy with the beginner course he has on the BassBuzz site.
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  8. Brocephus


    Sep 18, 2019
    I've been going through a number of videos recently, and most have been helpful, but the guys I'm currently getting the most from, are Luke Mcintosh at Luke from Become A Bassist
    ...and Mark J Smith at TalkingBass - Online Bass Lessons
    And I also saved several backing tracks that I can wrap my head around and use for improvising bass lines, using techniques I largely got from the guys mentioned.
    I've also been digging up tutorials on classic tunes, that aren't too hard to learn quickly, and that (hopefully) help to get various string/note relationships cemented into my head (stuff like Knockin' On Heaven's Door, Stand By Me, Cocaine, Wonderful Tonight, Lagrange, Tush, Bob Marley's Stir It Up, various 12-bar rock/blues jams, etc.etc.)

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