Dan's books, courses, & backing tracks.

All the lessons on my site are free and will continue to be. However, if you want to dive deeper and have me walk you through a topic step by step and in a logical order, you may want to consider one of my books or courses. The backing tracks are excellent practice resources for bass which will get you playing in time and creating your own bass lines, fills, and solos!


Premium Bass Guitar Courses

My premium courses take a topic and teach it to the point that you can understand and use the concepts in your musical journey. There's no fluff or techniques or ideas that are never used, just music the stuff that you will use over and over again! 

Each course is a one-time purchase which you get access to for life. No yearly subscriptions!

From Beginner To Bassist (1)

My flagship beginner bass course. This course will take you from the very beginning to solid intermediate standard. You can learn more about all 80 video lessons here.


Funk Bass Guitar Course

If funk is your thing, this course is for you! Learn how to play 40 funk bass lines as well as immerse yourself in the style, techniques, and tones of one of the best genres for bass players to learn. Check it out here.


Books

Paperback/Kindle/PDF

Fundamental Changes are an amazing independent music publishing company who release most of my books. They're available on paperback, PDF, or Kindle. The paperback/Kindle links will take you to Amazon and the PDF will take you to Fundamental Changes. 

Creative bass technique exercises dan hawkins

Creative Bass Technique Exercises

There are enough technical exercises in this book to keep you going for years.

Complete Fingerstyle Bass Technique

Technique is the key to being able to effortlessly play the bass. Go from beginner to pro with this book!

100 Funk Grooves for Electric Bass

100 Funk Bass Grooves

Funk is one of my favourite genres. You need great technique and excellent timing to play it well. Learn just that as well as the history and style of some of the era's greatest players.

RnB, Soul & Motown Style Basslines

RnB, Soul & Motown Style Basslines

Learn one hundred authentic sounding soul bass lines in the style of James Jamerson, Tommy Cogbill, Duck Dunn, and other soul bass legends.

100 Rock Grooves for Electric Bass #1
100 Rock Grooves for Electric Bass

100 Rock Grooves for Electric Bass is your complete guide to mastering the essential skills of Rock bass guitar. You’ll learn 100 riffs and grooves in the style of 21 legendary bassists, from the early beginnings of Rock music to cutting-edge modern rockers.

The bass guitar notebook

The Bass Guitar Notebook

Blank manuscript/TAB, chord, and fretboard diagrams in a paperback only book. Never forget your great ideas again! Use this to write down shapes patterns, bass lines, riffs, solos, song ideas.

The Bass Guitar Practice Journal

The Bass Guitar Practice Journal (Paperback only)

Your practice routine is absolutely the key to your improvement. Get this part of being a musician right and you will set yourself up for success! 

Backing Tracks

Backing tracks offer a great way to practise with real instruments. This forces you to a) play in time and b) listen to other instruments in a fairly realistic-sounding setting. It's excellent for building technique, stamina, strength, and is the next best thing to playing with a bunch of real world class musicians!

Oh, and it's also a lot of fun when you can play along.

1 Chord Progression 10 Bass Lines

1 Chord Progression 10 Bass Lines

This 10 backing track album and PDF goes with my two part video lesson where you will learn 10 beginner bass lines. But there's more! I also teach you how to make your own lines up. Check out the videos here.

Bass Gear Recommendations

I have a UK and US Amazon store for gear I use and/or recommend (affiliate links). You can also check these pages:

Recommended Bass Guitar Gear

Recommended Bass Guitar Accessories

Recommended Bass Guitar Books & DVDs

Recommended Bass Products

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