Dan's books, courses, and 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!

Books

Paperback/Kindle/PDF

I write for Fundamental Changes who have published a few of books. They're available on paperback, PDF, or Kindle. The links will take you to Amazon or the Fundamental Changes website if you want the PDF. Either way, the Fundamental Changes site is where you get the audio for the books.

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.

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! 

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.


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! I have one course at the moment but many more to come...

Funk Bass Course - Dan Hawkins

Funk Bass

In Funk Bass, I take 40 grooves from my book and break them down to teach the techniques, style, theory, and tone behind the incredible genre of funk.

One of the big things you'll learn is how to play in time and how to get a serious groove on! Buy it here or learn more.

You get a workbook and video lessons with the course.

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 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.

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