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What does Scottsbasslessons cost?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Acme8, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Acme8


    Nov 20, 2018
    Sad that I have to ask it here, but I've been looking at scottsbasslessons.com and can't find a price? It's almost annoying enough to not consider signing up at all,but as it seems to be a legit site otherwise...
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  2. jeffb28451

    jeffb28451 Supporting Member

    Aug 6, 2006
    Leland NC
    I looked for over 30 minutes...same question.
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  3. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    $25/month, or $168/year.

    Last edited: Nov 27, 2018
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  4. Acme8


    Nov 20, 2018
    Thanks! That's a reasonable price, why not have it on the front page?
  5. Frank Tuesday

    Frank Tuesday

    Jul 11, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Who knows why they don't. I think the only way to find it is to create an account.
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  6. Worth it IMHO!
    get the annual deal

    We might literally spend thousands on gear, but many don't think to spend some on lessons.
    The best way to get the most out of your instrument(s).
  7. $.0025 per note
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  8. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    Wow. You guys should have joined last year - I did and this year got a lifetime renewal for about $150...

    Good stuff though - I'd probably have given him that every year...
  9. Eric Zipprich

    Eric Zipprich

    Feb 12, 2019
    St. Louis
    I started playing bass too late! Dammit!
  10. JGbassman

    JGbassman Supporting Member

    May 31, 2011
    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
    I'm sure there will be deals on again. I'm planning on joining sometime this year when a good deal pops up. I saw a good deal like that last year and passed on it, I was just too busy gigging. This year they are intentionally slower, and I'm giving myself more time between gigs to live again like a normal human. Part of that will be taking lessons again to push myself into a better place regarding theory. I've actually have weekends off since the start of the year, and I like it!

    My first gig with the new band will be in June 1, and will be here before I know it.
  11. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Bassists get paid for the notes that we don't play. ;)
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  12. Chicory Blue

    Chicory Blue Secretly Queen of the Moon Supporting Member

    I flirted with this for years before I finally got a job that could justify the expense of an annual deal.

    Those who’ve done this, do you think he’s worth the cash? The bits and pieces I’ve seen for free really clicked with how I understand the instrument, and honestly I just find the guy super frickin’ charming, but I mean... does the whole package really help in a meaningful way?

  13. Indiana Mike

    Indiana Mike Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2005
    Been tossing it around myself .
  14. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    I find it does. The overall program sometimes get a little sideways, but he's always posting new content and most of his presenters are top notch. There are a couple that don't present well to me (personal styles), but I'm not at all sorry I've been using SBL for a couple of years. Some of the material is well below my skills (reading,theory) and some of it is well beyond my playing ability but there is something for just about anyone.

    It's not just lessons and tips - he also interviews people regarding industry situations to give us amateurs perspective on how pros manage the "business" of being a musician (approaches to studio time, "how I got here", how to set up a bass, bass manufacturers, etc) which I find very interesting.

    He can be a little goofy sometimes (what you call charming I suppose), and can sometimes take a bit too long to get to a point because of his shenanigans, but I don't think I've ever heard him say something that I disagreed with. Scott is very good about being sure to present that "his way" is not the "only way" on a lot of subjects (plucking hand techniques is a strong example) and will do his best to demonstrate alternative methods when he can.

    I think one of my favorite features is the one where he reviews submitted videos of members asking for help and shares them all with everyone. It does get a little tedious sometimes, and there are few regular, self-indulgent participants who I think get off on getting to play for 3 minutes on the internet and just looking for Scott's easy to come compliments, but overall it's a great way to learn from other's questions. Someday I'll figure out how to record myself and actually get some tips on a couple of my specific long time issues.

    There is a lot you can get from him just from what he releases on YouTube (that's how I discovered him), but there is a lot more for subscribers. Yes, for me - a long time musician with 3.5+ years of bass under my belt - it is worth it.
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  15. Nanaki


    Dec 13, 2016
    Tried it a couple of times and doesn't work for me, some good content and the practice log is a great feature but I prefer the personal approach. Not worth it for me.
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  16. Does this have value for someone literally just picking up a bass for the first time, or should there be some fundamentals in place before lesson systems such as this become worth it?
  17. mrcbass


    Jan 14, 2016
    Sacramento, CA
    Very valuable to a newb providing you use the courses the right order. He has lessons that start out as basic as "how to hold the bass" and "how to make a sound".

    If you try to move through things too fast, you could get very overwhelmed very easily, but if you walk through his lessons at the right pace for you, it's a very good resource, especially if you take advantage of his "Student Focus" feature, where people submit videos of themselves looking for evaluation or are struggling with a concept.

    Probably not as good as private lessons, but definitely worth the money if private lessons don't fit your style.
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  18. Green1


    Sep 23, 2010
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I was fortunate to jump on the lifetime renewal last time it rolled around. There is a ton of great information but it can be overwhelming. Check out a course that you like and go from there. Good luck
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  19. 2000TA46032


    Aug 1, 2018
    Every so often I get an email from him about a new master class and it will mention $50 off the yearly membership. I've seen it come across my email a few times. I'm not a member but I don't think you can go wrong with his money back guarantee if you don't like it. I enjoy him interviewing the other pros.
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  20. MMiller28


    Apr 27, 2003
    That's offered to everyone after their first year
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