Learn BASS GUITAR- Have Fun, Amaze Your Friends- It's Easy!

Everything you need to know to get started playing the bass today. Learn the basics then take your skills to new levels.
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Instructed by Matt Guarino Music / Instruments
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  • Lectures 52
  • Contents Video: 2 hours
    Other: 9 mins
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 2/2015 English

Course 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.

SEE YOU IN CLASS!

What are the requirements?

  • Have a bass guitar, preferably electric
  • Have a guitar pick

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

What 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

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
Welcome!
Article
DISCLAIMER
Article
Section 2: Bass Basics
Strings and Tuning
02:48
Note Chart: Half Steps, Whole Steps, Sharps & Flats Overview
Preview
Article
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
Article
Section 3: Playing Your First Song
Notes of Your First Song Explained
Article
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
Section 4: Seven Nation Army
Seven Nation Army Notes
02:17
Seven Nation Army With Drums
01:33
Now It's Your Turn...
05:10
Section 5: Finger Exercises
The Chromatic Exercise
02:42
The Chromatic Exercise With Drums
01:35
Section 6: The Minor Scale
Major and Minor Scales Explained
04:10
A Minor Scale Explained
Preview
02:56
A Minor Scale Chart
Preview
Article
A Minor on the Bass
Preview
01:36
A Minor Scale With Drums
01:55
Now It's Your Turn...
Preview
05:10
A Minor Scale Improvisation Example
01:44
Section 7: The Major Scale
A Major Scale Explained
03:48
A Major Scale Chart
Article
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
Section 8: The Pentatonic Scale
Pentatonic Scale Explained
02:43
Pentatonic Scale Chart
Article
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
Section 9: Special Techniques
Octave Jumping
02:04
Octave Jumping With Drums
01:06
Section 10: Popular Basslines
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
Section 11: The Grand Finale
Putting It All Together
02:45
Now It's Your Turn...
05:12
Congratulations!
Article
Section 12: Resources
What's Next? Using Tabs
01:58
All Audio Files
05:08
Extra Backing Track 1
05:10
Extra Backing Track 2
05:10

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Instructor Biography

Matt Guarino, 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 electric 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.

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