Learn BASS GUITAR- Have Fun, Amaze Your Friends- It's Easy!
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Everything you need to know to get started playing the bass today. Learn the basics then take your skills to new levels.
4.1 (18 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,601 students enrolled
Created by Matt Guarino
Last updated 2/2015
English
Current price: $10 Original price: $100 Discount: 90% off
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 5 mins on-demand audio
  • 9 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play popular music on the bass guitar
  • Understand frets and strings on the bass guitar
  • Understand scales such as A Minor, A Major and the Pentatonic Scale
  • Play the bass guitar to a beat
  • Understand how to fit scales and other progressions together into one cohesive song
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Requirements
  • Have a bass guitar, preferably electric
  • Have a guitar pick
Description

"More than your average lesson! This course is great! It teaches you more than just the basic steps of how to play bass."

-JH (student)


**COURSE UPDATED 11/19/15

**OVER 1300 SATISFIED STUDENTS


What is this course about?

Learn to play the electric bass guitar. It is a BEGINNER level bass guitar course that will cover everything you need to go from a total beginner to playing your first scales and songs. You will learn about strings, frets, playing techniques, scales, improvisation and much more.

Why take this course?

- Learn everything you need to know to start playing the bass guitar.

- Learn your first songs on bass guitar

- Learn about scales, frets, strings and progressions

Do you want to learn an instrument and be able to confidently play the songs you love for family and friends, jam with musicians, or even play on a stage with a band?

If so, then this bass guitar course is right for you!

You'll be playing recognizable music in no time!

What kind of materials are included?

Over 50 lectures that walk you through an understanding of the instrument!

Many charts and practice mp3 files to increase your mastery!

How long will the course take to complete?

Students should expect to practice in order to get the results that they want and should use these lectures over and over again as a resource.

How is the course structured?

The course is broken down into 12 Sections:

1) Introduction

2) Bass Basics

3) Playing Your First Song

4) Seven Nation Army

5) The Minor Scale

6) The Major Scale

8) The Pentatonic Scale

9) Special Techniques

10) Popular Basslines

11) The Grand Finale

12) Resource

***This course is designed for those whom are BEGINNERS. You will start with the basics and work your way into some more advanced concepts like using various scales and progressions.

***DON'T take this course if you are an ADVANCED bass guitar player. This course is meant for beginners who want to learn to play.

***Instructor uses a guitar pick for the entire course.

SIGN UP AND START LEARNING TODAY. DON'T WASTE ANOTHER MINUTE.

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Who is the target audience?
  • The course is for beginners and absolute beginners. Do not take this course if you are experienced playing the bass guitar.
  • The instructor uses a guitar pick in order to teach his lessons. Do not take this course if you want to learn to pluck the bass with your fingers
  • DO take this course if you are interested in learning how to play the bass guitar
  • DO take this course if you want to be able to jam with friends or show off to them!
  • DO take this course if you want a solid foundation for understanding the bass guitar
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 52 Lectures Collapse All 52 Lectures 02:02:26
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Introduction
2 Lectures 01:12
Welcome!
00:16

DISCLAIMER
00:56
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Bass Basics
7 Lectures 17:42
Strings and Tuning
02:48


Intro to Strings and Frets
03:27

Whole Steps and Half Steps
05:13

Sharps and Flats
03:08

The Frets of the Bass Guitar
01:58

Tuning Used For This Course
00:20
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Playing Your First Song
6 Lectures 10:18
Notes of Your First Song Explained
00:18

Playing the Notes of Your First Song
01:25

First Song With Drums
01:21

First Song With Eighth Notes
00:26

First Song With Eighth Notes and Drums
01:38

Now It's Your Turn...
05:10
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Seven Nation Army
3 Lectures 09:00
Seven Nation Army Notes
02:17

Seven Nation Army With Drums
01:33

Now It's Your Turn...
05:10
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Finger Exercises
2 Lectures 04:17
The Chromatic Exercise
02:42

The Chromatic Exercise With Drums
01:35
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The Minor Scale
7 Lectures 17:32
Major and Minor Scales Explained
04:10




A Minor Scale With Drums
01:55


A Minor Scale Improvisation Example
01:44
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The Major Scale
6 Lectures 13:53
A Major Scale Explained
03:48

A Major Scale Chart
00:01

A Major on the Bass
01:34

A Major Scale With Drums
01:19

Now It's Your Turn...
05:10

A Major Scale Improvisation Example
02:01
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The Pentatonic Scale
6 Lectures 12:56
Pentatonic Scale Explained
02:43

Pentatonic Scale Chart
00:01

Pentatonic Scale on the Bass
01:35

The Pentatonic Scale With Drums
01:43

Now It's Your Turn...
05:10

The Pentatonic Scale Improvisation Example
01:44
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Special Techniques
2 Lectures 03:10
Octave Jumping
02:04

Octave Jumping With Drums
01:06
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Popular Basslines
4 Lectures 05:52
Intro to Popular Bassline 1
01:30

Popular Bassline 1 With Drums
01:47

Intro to Popular Bassline 2
01:15

Popular Bassline 2 With Drums
01:20
2 More Sections
About the Instructor
Matt Guarino
3.9 Average rating
238 Reviews
14,990 Students
7 Courses
Featured Udemy Instructor, Certified Teacher, Entrepreneur

Mr. Guarino is a certified teacher, online entrepreneur and former YouTube sensation. He is a graduate of Iona College and Lehman College where he earned degrees in both Marketing and Education. He can play many different musical instruments such as the guitar, drums and electronic keyboard at the same time. His YouTube channel "Matty G the Musician" earned him millions of YouTube hits, thousands of fans and led to work on an MTV show and a commercial for the 2010 Grammy Awards. He also has some acting credits on IMDB. He loves to be creative and enjoys starting new businesses. He has spent the last four years running the music program at schools in the Bronx and Westchester County, and was recently featured on the Udemy blog for his course on Garageband (OCT 2015). He is very excited to be a part of the Udemy community and hopes to inspire his students for years to come.