Bass Guitar Lessons For Beginners
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Bass Guitar Lessons For Beginners

Learn To Play The Bass Guitar In Just 30 Minutes Per Week! Practice Videos Included.
4.5 (24 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.
213 students enrolled
Created by Todd Porter
Last updated 12/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Play the Bass in a supportive role
  • Play the Bass in a whole song arrangement
  • Play a solo on the Bass
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Requirements
  • You will need a Bass to play
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.

Who 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
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
02:40:10
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Welcome to the program
7 Lectures 36:01

Learn the 4 essential elements to make music on any instrument

Preview 04:21

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

Bass Setup and Buyers Guide
19:03

Learn the basics of how the musical alphabet works

Music theory: Notes, and the musical alphabet
01:43

Learn how notes are used to make melodies in music

Music Theory Made Easy: Melody
00:43

Learn how rhythm works in music

Music Theory Made Easy: Rhythm
02:18

Learn how notes are grouped together to make harmonies and chords

Music Theory Made Easy: Harmony and Chords
04:32
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Learn the string names, and what all the parts of the bass are called
2 Lectures 10:26

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

Preview 05:14

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”.

Preview 05:12
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Learn the notes that make up the A section of the song
2 Lectures 07:04

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

Week 2: Lesson Video
03:26

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”.

Week 2: Practice Video
03:38
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Learn the first bass part for the A section of the song using different note val
2 Lectures 06:34

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

Week 3: Lesson Video
02:56

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”.

Week 3: Practice Video
03:38
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Learn a part of the melody to connect with your bass part
2 Lectures 09:50

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

Week 4: Lesson Video
04:00

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”.

Week 4: Practice Video
05:50
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Learn the bass notes for the B section of the song
2 Lectures 09:14

Learn the bass notes for the B section of the song

Week 5: Lesson Video
04:05

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”.

Week 5: Practice Video
05:09
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Learn the G major scale
2 Lectures 07:50

Learn the G major scale

Week 6: Lesson Video
03:41

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”.

Week 6: Practice Video
04:09
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Learn how to play the A section melody
2 Lectures 06:19

Learn how to play the A section melody

Week 7: Lesson Video
02:56

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”.

Week 7: Practice Video
03:23
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Learn how to play the B section melody
2 Lectures 06:26

Learn how to play the B section melody

Week 8: Lesson Video
03:22

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”.

Week 8: Practice Video
03:04
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Learn how to play a one octave G major scale on one string
2 Lectures 10:14

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

Week 9: Lesson Video
03:57

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”.

Week 9: Practice Video
06:17
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About the Instructor
Todd Porter
4.6 Average rating
49 Reviews
394 Students
10 Courses
Professional Music Educator yourmusiccoach.com

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