How To Learn The Bass Guitar

The main reason I wrote this lesson was to try and answer some of the problems bass players have around learning the bass via YouTube or the internet.

  • "I've reached a point where I don't know what to study.  All the different YouTube videos are starting to be less informative and I'm stalling my progress."
  • "It's so hard to learn bass. There are too many things to learn."

These kinds of comments point to two things:

  1. Information overload
  2. No goals, focus, or clarity

Fortunately we can do something about all this and that's what this bass guitar tutorial is all about!

The lesson is split up into three parts:

  1. Goals (the WHY behind you learning bass)
  2. Foundations (WHAT to learn)
  3. Practice (HOW to learn)

You'll find loads more lessons, practice plans, and concrete east-to-follow lessons in my premium course From Beginner To Bassist.

Scroll down for links to the free lessons I mention in the video.

Resources - Free Bass Lessons

I mention this post in the lesson, and if you're a bit overwhelmed at what to learn - read it. It links to a few easy lessons:

A basic understanding of harmony will help you a lot:

  1. The 7 Arpeggios From C Major
  2. Harmonising The Natural Minor Scale: Play Bass Lines, Chords & Solos!

Here's a bass guitar practice playlist for more advice around one of the most important aspects of learning the bass.

Theres something called the 80/20 rule (or Pareto's Principle) and it goes something like 80% of the outcomes are decided by the 20%.

That means we can disregard A LOT of the noise that hits us from all angles and focus on the basics that will help your bass playing. 

Those foundational principles will never let you down!

Study those free lessons above or check out my course.

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