The Ultimate List of Online Learning Resources

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by guitarfreaked, Jun 22, 2020.

  1. guitarfreaked


    Jun 22, 2020
    I'm still at home from covid distancing and pretty bored. I'm looking to pick up my bass and actually devote some time to learning instead of casually playing songs here and there.

    What are the best online resources for learning bass? Preferably free, but looking for ones with some structure over random YouTube links to keep me focused. I thought it would be great for the community to put together an ultimate list of learning resources for newbies.

    I'll kick it off with a few sites with lessons that looked reputable:
    1. this site's free and has the books I used to use when I took private lessons. Looks like it listens to you as you play and gives you tips and feedback on your playing which is pretty cool.
    2. same kind of thing as aimusiclessons but looks more like a video game. Paid site. Looks like the free trial requires a CC. Looks alright to me.
    3. fender play: cheaper than yousician but doesn't have the interactive listening/feedback thing. Has lots of songs though, but I can get those elsewhere on the web for free.
    Has anyone tried any of these? Are there ones I'm missing that you would recommend?
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  2. mambo4


    Jun 9, 2006
  3. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
  4. Bass


    Nov 10, 2003
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  5. I just looked around and took a risk with Mark J Smith's - he has a lot of free stuff. I liked the few videos that I watched so went for several paid modules last night. I did this after buying a used Ibanez SR 505 yesterday, coming home, and realizing I don't need another bass. I need to learn how to play (a four string) bass better. Check out the free stuff, then see what you think. This guy seemed to be 'real', and skilled.
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  6. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    IMO Study Bass is one of the best tutorial sites. :thumbsup: The lessons start very basic and each lesson builds on what went before.
  7. Diver


    Feb 14, 2020
    I grew tired of bouncing back and forth between all these sites and video channels and started tracking all the bits of theory available online for bass that I found useful without adding too much redundancy in this mind mapping app.
    Mind you, this are paths I decided to take and don't necessarily represent how to segment music learning professionally.
    I am a visual kinda guy and this helps me to come back to something and also adding stuff for the future for me to learn in one place.
  8. Rob112


    Sep 9, 2015
    A new youtube channel called everythingbass is coming out with a ridiculous amount of lesson material rather quickly. Also just in to hear more resources.
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  9. GastonD


    Nov 18, 2013
    Belgrade, Serbia
    If it doen's have to be bass related, I just joined this one, awesome resource: