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Online Bass Lessons

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Edgiestwall, Oct 31, 2017.

  1. Edgiestwall


    Mar 8, 2017
  2. Any of those will get you started. Pick one and get in the shed.
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  3. eJake


    May 22, 2011
    New Orleans
    People speak highly of online lessons here. I've never done them but I'm with MalcolmAmos whatever you choose, practice is your ultimate goal.
  4. pcake

    pcake Supporting Member

    Sep 20, 2011
    Los Angeleez
    jamplay gave me a temporary login, and there wasn't enough bass stuff there imo. i found it disappointing. i suspect there's a lot more there for guitar players.

    i never joined scott's but i have checked out his free lessons. i think he's a good teacher who gives a lot of detail, and if that's what you're looking for, his site has a lot of features. if i were looking for online lessons, this would be where i'd go. scott's bass lessons has a 14-day free trial you can check out to see if you like it, but if it's like other free trials they may put a hold against your card. to find out if that's the case, you could email them - they've been good at responding to my emails.

    i'm not familiar with bassbuzz, seems mostly focused on beginners to intermediate judging by their site, but that's not a bad thing if it's what you're looking for.

    also if you're looking to learn by playing songs, paul wolfe has a number of online classes and tutorials
    How To Play Bass
    and you can check out his bass lessons on youtube - he has a lot of older ones online. his method is to explain what strings and frets to play to play complete songs. not a lot of theory that i'm aware of, but he has at least one beginner course that i believes goes from easiest beginner songs and gets a little more complex with each song. he's got other stuff, too.
  5. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006

    Depending on your level, start this set wherever you think is appropriate. The lessons start basic and progress from there.

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  6. Mike Dimin

    Mike Dimin Inactive

    Dec 11, 1999
    Check out my new lesson site at www.michaeldimin.com. my CORE Method is unique, cool, uses soundslice technology and is totally free (thanks to some very wonderful sponsors).
  7. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY
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  8. Solude


    Sep 16, 2017
    Being in the same boat I've tried a whole bunch and for me the best so far is Music College TV.


    Talking Bass is also quite good.

    Free Online Bass Lessons - Talkingbass.net - Lesson Map

    I will likely also pony up for Bass Buzz since the teaser lessons are very good.


    There are other good ones that cover a lot of the same topics but tend to fly through or gloss over details. That said, Bass Matter has great reference downloads and lessons to introduce basics to people new to bass, Free Online Bass Lessons.

    I like Scott as a personality but the lessons in the Academy felt lacking, jumped from trivial to high level without a bridge and didn't take advantage of technology like MCTV and BB do. Getting spammed by emails and notices didn't help either. I cancelled before the 14 day trial expired.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
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  9. Solude


    Sep 16, 2017
    As a follow up to my own post... I have signed up for the BassBuzz lessons. I am about half way through at the moment and have been very pleased.

    The lessons build on each other, cover specific topics and finish with a musical example of the topic at three speeds. Because of this there are no lessons referring to concepts not already covered. Pacing is good and so far it's a self contained one stop shop.

    All that to say, the price is high compared to the alternatives, but significantly better at doing what it claims to... take you from no experience or knowledge to comfortably reading, playing and creating bass lines.
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  10. Davey28


    Feb 19, 2015
    Gaylord, Mi.
    Thanks for this! I checked it out and will probably sign up this weekend. Looks like it will be enjoyable. I tried Scott's and Ron Vogt's lessons, but did not connect with them like I did with the BassBuzz sample lessons.
  11. Ariane Cap's Music Theory For Bass Players

    Home | Ari's Bass Blog

    Great course. Took me 1-1/2 years to get through.
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  12. Buzz E

    Buzz E Supporting Member

    Sep 25, 2014
    San Francisco, CA
  13. MrLenny1


    Jan 17, 2009
    New England
    Scott's Bass lessons for a year.
    Great teacher, the way he presents it makes sense to me.
    Learnt to really apply chord tones to my playing.
    Highly recomended.
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  14. FenderB


    Mar 28, 2016
    Findlay, Ohio
    I take online lessons form Ariane Cap. I also use her "Music Theory for the Bass Player".
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  15. glocke1

    glocke1 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Another vote for Scotts bass lessons. Lots of material and tips on there, and he presents things in a way that is accessible and he is fun to watch as well.
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