Hey all, I am stumped and would like some advice before I take my next step in bass guitar. I know enough about music theory to understand why I need to understand and internalize it a lot more. I believe that the ideal thing for me would be to find a good bass instructor and take lessons. Unfortunately, this is not an option right now. We live in a small town. I cannot find a suitable teacher in the area, and do not have the time and money to drive to the nearest "real" town. I am thinking about one of the video-based programs out there. I have narrowed it down to Mr. Vogt's Teach Me Bass Guitar and Fretboard Formula. If I could play with these for 10 minutes each I am certain I would know if they would work for me, and which one would fit my needs best. I am hoping to get some feedback from people who have used them. - Are they organized in a way that one could follow along and learn in a logical order? This is my main concern with both. Many years ago I had a system like this for guitar. The content was brilliant, but I could not ever get a good sense of what order to take the lessons in. Everything was divided into different areas and I could not get a grasp on which area to work on when... Does that make sense? - Is the content good? I want something that helps me develop a good foundation in theory and technique. I don't want any bad info, but I also want to be sure I am learning the info I need to get where I can really play well. - Is it enjoyable? I don't mind spending some time memorizing and such. But if the instruction is boring... or if the material is *too* theory and not enough playing... I am open to other systems as well. I think this approach makes sense for me though, because I seem to learn best from someone showing me something, and then doing it myself. Perhaps later I will be in a position to get a real, live teacher - or maybe I will learn enough that I can make see the stuff on you-tube etc, and know what to do with it. Sorry for being so verbose! I was hesitant to write this because I don't want to stir the pot and other questions about these programs have been discussed. I decided to ask anyhow because both are a lot of money for me right now and I really want to do this right. Thank you so much, Cervantes BTW, I found this list as I was researching looking for answers to this question. I googled several website reviews, but many seemed fabricated for marketing purposes. How can I find feedback that is not "marketing?" That led me here, and I found some interesting info on these and other systems. The concerned I expressed here are the ones I could not find answers to. Thanks again!