If you’ve just bought your first bass and you’re wondering where to start, this is the course for you. We’ll be covering the all of the basics, from tuning up and learning the names of the notes, through to fundamental playing techniques and simple music theory. Each course has lots of exercises to work on, so you’ll be putting new concepts into action straight away.

This course is not just for beginners! If you’ve been playing for a while and want to fill in some gaps in your knowledge, you’ll find this course enormously helpful. Similarly, if you’re self-taught and have fallen into some bad habits, this course will help you correct them. Put simply, there’s something for everyone here.

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Welcome to the Beginner Bass course! This detailed series of video courses will guide you through the fundamentals of learning the bass guitar, from tuning up and learning the notes, to playing some simple basslines. Along the way we'll also learn a little music theory, and cover methods of learning techniques that will help you avoid falling into bad habits.

Each of the categories shown below contains several sub-courses containing many hours of detailed instruction. For each of these courses there is a downloadable resources folder containing PDF worksheets and backing tracks for you to play along with (available to subscribers only).

IMPORTANT! If you are a complete beginner to the bass guitar, I strongly recommend working through the courses below in order!