Welcome to Online Bass Courses

This is a site to help you up your game, reach your goals, and become the best bass player you can possibly be. You'll find a huge range of courses, lessons, books, tips, and resources to help you. 

In A Hurry To Play Great Bass?

Then you're in the right place... 

The lessons, tips, and videos on this site get straight to the point with no waffle or sales-talk. Online Bass Courses is all about teaching you the skills you need to create bass lines, play with impeccable groove, understand your instrument, and develop your voice. Lessons are organised broadly into seven categories:

Here are some gear recommendations and tips, reviews, and bass gear demos are here.

If you're itching to get started then here are some popular lessons:


None of these areas by themselves will make much difference to your playing but - together - they combine to give you musical superpowers! If you're ready you can head straight into one of the free courses.


Who I Am?

My name is Dan Hawkins and I run Online Bass Courses. I've been a full time bass player all my working life and this site is the place I teach the best ideas from the bass world. Learn more about my story here.


My Top Free Resources

You'll find a lot of free resources and tools on this site that are as good as any paid product. Here are a few.

Bass Guitar Resource Book

Bass Guitar Resources FREE ebook

Practice Drones

Free bass guitar Practice Drones work on your ear

Gig Gear Checklist

What a pro bass player takes to a gig

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Sign up for the newsletter and I'll send you updates of my weekly lessons plus news from the low end community. As a bonus I'll send you the free Bass Guitar Resources book. This book contains incredibly useful patterns, scales, arpeggios, modes, chords, and more that you can use to make music. Subscribers also get instant access to my free courses, PDFs, drum beats, and backing tracks.

Your details are completely safe and I never ever send spam. Just lessons, articles, blog posts, reviews, and pro tips that you can use straight away.

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