Bass Guitar Lessons For Beginners

Todd Porter, Professional Music Educator

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39 Videos (2h 44m)
    • How to use the Music Coach 12 week program

      1:04
    • The 4 Essential Elements Of Music

      4:21
    • Bass Setup and Buyers Guide

      19:03
    • Music theory: Notes, and the musical alphabet

      1:43
    • Music Theory Made Easy: Melody

      0:43
    • Music Theory Made Easy: Rhythm

      2:18
    • Music Theory Made Easy: Harmony and Chords

      4:33
    • Learn the string names, and what all the parts of the bass are called

      5:14
    • Bass Week 1 Practice

      5:12
    • Learn the notes that make up the A section of the song

      3:26
    • Bass Week 2 Practice

      3:38
    • Bass part for the A section of the song using different note values

      2:56
    • Bass Week 3 Practice

      3:38
    • Learn a part of the melody to connect with your bass part

      4:00
    • Bass Week 4 Practice

      5:50
    • Learn the bass notes for the B section of the song

      4:05
    • Bass Week 5 Practice

      5:09
    • Learn the G major scale

      3:41
    • Bass Week 6 practice

      4:09
    • Learn how to play the A section melody

      2:56
    • Bass Week 7 Practice

      3:23
    • Learn how to play the B section melody

      3:22
    • Bass Week 8 Practice

      3:04
    • Learn how to play a one octave G major scale on one string

      3:57
    • Bass Week 9 Practice

      6:30
    • Bass Week 9 Practice

      6:17
    • Learn how to take your first solo

      2:16
    • Bass Week 10 Practice

      4:36
    • Learn how to connect your bass parts to each section of the song

      3:45
    • Bass Week 11 Practice

      3:12
    • Learn how to put all the bass parts and soloing together.

      4:13
    • Bass Week 12 Practice

      4:50
    • Jam Room Slow 60bpm

      4:54
    • Jam Room Medium 80bpm

      3:45
    • Jam Room Fast 100bpm

      3:04
    • Welcome To The Music Coach Duo Series

      1:06
    • Piano And Bass 1

      4:08
    • Bass And Piano 2

      5:10
    • Bass And Piano 3

      5:13

About This Class

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This is the perfect place to start for beginner bass players! Take all the guess work out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson.

Learn To Play The Bass Quickly And Easily Using The Music Coach Learning System.

-Learn the basics of how music works with fun easy to understand animated videos.

-Use a proven system to take all the guess work out of what to practice.

-Gain the confidence to play your bass with others.

-Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you.

Start Playing And Creating Music To Express Your Musical Self

You will learn everything you need to know about the bass, from how to set it up and make your first sounds, to how to play the bass in a band! This course also focuses on how to express yourself through music by teaching beginner improvisation (soloing). The goal of The Music Coach Bass Program is for you to fully express who you are through the instrument.

Content and Overview

I designed this program to help you begin your musical journey on the bass in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play and has a working bass. There are over 2.5 hours of video lessons and practice videos.

The layout of the course uses a simple format:

-1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique,

-1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in "real time".

There are twelve sets of lessons and practice videos that help you learn melody, rhythm, harmony, and improvising. This program also contains a "Jam Room" with a virtual band that you can play along with at different speeds. As an added bonus there are also five music theory made easy animated videos that explain the basic building blocks of music.

At the end of this course you will have the confidence to play the bass both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

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Todd Porter

Professional Music Educator

Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best Wo...

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