The Music Coach Online Bass Guitar Lesson Program

Learn To Play The Bass Guitar In Just 30 Minutes Per Week! Practice Videos Included.
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  • Lectures 38
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
  • Includes Lifetime access
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About This Course

Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • You will need a Bass to play

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Play the Bass in a supportive role
  • Play the Bass in a whole song arrangement
  • Play a solo on the Bass

What is the target audience?

  • This course is designed for complete beginners. You don't need any prior experience with the bass or music to get started

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: Welcome to the program
How to use the Music Coach Program
Preview
03:21
04:21

Learn the 4 essential elements to make music on any instrument

19:03

This video describes the different types of bass guitars you can buy or rent, as well as what kinds of cases and other things you may need to get started

01:43

Learn the basics of how the musical alphabet works

00:43

Learn how notes are used to make melodies in music

02:18

Learn how rhythm works in music

04:32

Learn how notes are grouped together to make harmonies and chords

Section 2: Week 1 Lesson:
05:14

Learn the string names, and what all the parts of the bass are called

05:12

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 3: Week 2 Lesson:
03:26

Learn the notes that make up the A section of the song

03:38

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 4: Week 3 Lesson:
02:56

Learn the first bass part for the A section of the song using different note values

03:38

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 5: Week 4 Lesson:
04:00

Learn a part of the melody to connect with your bass part

05:50

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 6: Week 5 Lesson:
04:05

Learn the bass notes for the B section of the song

05:09

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 7: Week 6 Lesson:
03:41

Learn the G major scale

04:09

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 8: Week 7 Lesson:
02:56

Learn how to play the A section melody

03:23

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 9: Week 8 Lesson:
03:22

Learn how to play the B section melody

03:04

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 10: Week 9 Lesson:
03:57

Learn how to play a one octave G major scale on one string

06:17

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 11: Week 10: Lesson
02:16

Learn how to take your first solo

04:36

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 12: Week 11: Lesson
03:45

Learn how to connect your bass parts to each section of the song

03:12

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 13: Week 12: Lesson
04:13

Learn how to put all the bass parts and soloing together.

04:50

Use this video practice lesson the concepts from the lesson. This takes all the guess work out of what to practice. All practice videos feature voice overs and visual cues for what is to be played now, and what is coming up next. It is as simple as “monkey see, monkey do”.

Section 14: Jam Room
Jam Room slow 60bpm
04:54
Jam Room medium 80bpm
03:45
Jam Room fast 100bpm
03:04
Section 15: Bonus: The Music Coach Duo Series
Welcome To The Music Coach Duo Series
Preview
01:06
Music Coach Duo Series - Bass and Piano Level 1
Preview
04:08
Music Coach Duo Series - Bass and Piano Level 2
05:10
Music Coach Duo Series - Bass and Piano Level 3
05:13

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Instructor Biography

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 World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Canada for two years (2004-2006) in support of their second album “The Edge”, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno award for best World music album

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