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Overlooked and underrated YT sources

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by GastonD, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    I was nudged into putting up this thread after seeing yet another member of TB ask for some good Youtube videos/instructionals. Of course, Scott Devine and Marc J Smith seem to be perennial favorites (and deservedly so), Joe Hubbard is finally gaining some long overdue recognition, but I wanted to point out to some of the instructors and their channels that really have a lot to offer but do not get mentioned often (or at all), although they should. So, here we go (in no particular order)...

    Jim Stinnett is a gem and his videos are nothing short of brilliant. He covers various topics, but mostly deals with jazz and RnB styles. The clips are just long enough, and Stinnet has a great presence. Oh, and even with his pedigree as a musician and teacher at Berklee, he uses mostly Squiers in his videos, thus effectively helping curb the GAS problem :)
    Real Bass Lessons

    Josh Fossgreen was my favorite for a while. Again, very nice personality and good instruction on a variety of topics. I like his earlier videos better than the later date ones (as is the case with my attitude toward Scott's Bass Lesson), but still they are very good.

    Daric Bennett is a phenomenal player with a knack for good teaching, too. I love his very down to earth manner of addressing the audience and laid back style in covering the chosen topics. Again, his choice of instrument probably helps the audience to relate better with him.
    Daric Bennett's Bass Lessons

    Now, this isn't exactly one instructor's channel but instead features several good ones. I guess a lot of folks here are already familiar with teh No Treble website, but their Youtube place is also worth checking out for the tutorials purposes.
    No Treble

    I have recently mentioned Posido Vega's channel Inspire Bass in another thread, but it for sure bears being repeated here. While a relative newcomer in this regard, his content is excellent and his teaching style really sits well with me.
    Inspire Bass

    Unlike the above example, MarloweDK has been around for a while and was once a staple of the free online bass instruction, however it seems to me he has fallen out of focus for some reason. Whatever the reason may be, he should be revisited.
    MarloweDK - PlayBassNow.com

    Jared Plane is based somewhere down under (I think, but could be wrong) so his accent could make the instruction even more interesting :) The content focuses heavily on jazz subjects but the music principles taught are of value regardless of your preferred music idiom.
    Jared Plane

    Jayme Lewis might be a bit over the top in his on camera personality (which may suit younger viewers great), but it should not detract you from the excellent instruction he offers. Plus, there is a really unique feature at his channel - dedicated sightreading video sessions, where you are invited to read along the page of notes along with him.
    Jayme Lewis - The Bassist

    RayJ is another really down to earth, guy next door, type of person. his lessons touch upon several well chosen topics and some of his shared experiences are interesting to listen to as well. If you are into gospel this one could really click with you.

    Mark Marxon is a very productive guy with a huge library of videos. He covers plenty of areas and topics, so it is certain anyone can find something useful over there.

    Dale Titus did an excellent series of videos called 2-Minute Bass Lesson a few years ago. While they are all over 5 years old there are some gold nuggets to be found there,so you should really check it out!

    This list is by no means complete or even exhaustive, so any additional recommendations are welcome. Also, Lord knows that offering a dozen items is not exactly nearing one's choices, but my hope is that this will at least provide some guidance for better use of such a vast resource as Youtube.
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  2. reddog

    reddog Supporting Member

    Mar 5, 2013
    Philly burbs
    Should be a stickie!
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  3. ba55i5t


    May 24, 2006
    Anthony Muthurajah

    Anthony Muthurajah

    I was lured in by his cover of Coltrane's solo on Giant Steps.
  4. Badwater


    Jan 12, 2017
    Do a search "Cifra Club Bass" on YouTube. They do some great cover music.
  5. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Yes, I also found his stuff very recently. BTW, I was looking to mentioned only the channels/authors that still actively post new contents, otherwise I would have included Tony Grey and Adam Stevens...I did make an exception with Titus, though.

    Also, while I used with very good results the tutorials on Cifra Club and Cover Solutions, the focus here was on general music instruction as applied to bass, not channels dedicated to song tutorials.
  6. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
    Some great stuff here, thanks!
  7. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Huh, it just dawned on me that I have somehow omitted another very nice channel that I liked quite a bit - James Eager's place on Youtube.
    eBassGuitar - Online Bass Guitar Lessons

    He offers quite a few lessons that feature the material one could pluf into their own playing almost immediately.
  8. Ikons2


    Mar 15, 2018
    Damn, hours of good material in this thread!
  9. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Of course, beside the dedicated channels there are also other valuable bass-related resources. Aguilar Amplification channel features a couple of excellent clinics, particularly convenient for the longer watch, as they are over an hour long.
    Damian Erskine

    Oscar Stagnaro
  10. dexter3d


    Jul 4, 2005
    No Adam Neely? That's weird
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  11. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Oh, I just didn't think he was overlooked and underrated :)
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  12. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Fodera has the videos of several clinics done by several of their artists.

    Andy Cichon on music business and lot of practical aspects of being a professional bass player.

    Ant Wellington on bass modes - one badass beast of a lesson!

    Lincoln Goines on rhythm feel and reading charts.
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  13. Leo Smith

    Leo Smith

    Oct 21, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    John Clayton has some nice and focused videos.
  14. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Another nice resource from yet another member here at TB comes from Mark Mitchell. He covers a variety of topics, but will probably be most interesting to the players looking for instruction on technical details. Still, there may be quite a few things that would appeal to all.

    Low End University - Bass Lessons
  15. Rick Beato has some really good stuff. Not bass specific.
  16. That's what I was going to say. I really like his Youtube lessons. Not dumbed down.
  17. faulknersj

    faulknersj Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2008
    Scottsdale Az
    Great thread! Thank you!
  18. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    This channel is of a somewhat recent "production date". A large portion of the lessons are geared toward beginners, but there is stuff here that should get enough mileage for any player.
    Become A Bassist
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  19. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Mike Brandenstein comes from worship background and discusses certain topics in a unique way.
    Mike Brandenstein
  20. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    Aaaand...Jeff Berlin is back with some great stuff. I loved his channel while he was still with PSOM, and I just love that he is sharing some wisdom again.
    Jeff Berlin Music Group
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