The Best Bass Guitar Lessons

The Best Bass Guitar Lessons on the Internet

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Ariane Cap is a rising star on the International music scene. From jazz to progressive rock to world music, Ariane is quickly establishing herself as the go-to bassist for recordings sessions and live performances. She has been immersed in music from the age of six, studied at the most prestigious schools along with private instruction from the likes of Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Chuck Rainey, and many other giants of bass.

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Ariane Cap
Bass Guitar Instructor

Bass players lay down the foundation in practically every style of music by bridging the gap between the strict rhythm of percussion instruments and the melodic domain of lead instruments and vocals. Today’s bassists must not only lock-in with the drummer to serve up the all-important “groove” but are now also called on to step up front and treat the audience to a searing and melodic solo from time to time.

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Stu Hamm
Bass Guitar Instructor

The upright bass is the granddaddy of all bass instruments, which offers the player an organic, tactile experience that no other instrument provides. Electric bass players and guitarists can will expand their sonic arsenal by learning to apply what they already know to the upright bass with John Goldsby’s definitive course of study, The Upright Bass Handbook.

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John Goldsby
Bass Guitar Instructor

As a kid, Freekbass dreamed of becoming a magician who could pull off mind-blowing tricks and captivate audiences. As it turns out, he has accomplished just that, though instead of using a deck of cards or a magic wand, Freekbass’s weapon of mass entertainment is the bass guitar. A verifiable funk and electronica master inspired by the likes of Zapp and Midnight Star, Freekbass has created his own brand and style that can only be described by his name. He loves to explore new places with the bass, and that’s exactly what 50 Freekbass Licks You MUST Know exemplifies. Now it’s time for YOU to join the New Bass Revolution!

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Freekbass
Bass Guitar Instructor

Over the past thirty years, Kai Eckhardt’s signature musicality was instrumental in defining the role of the modern bassist if not the sonic qualities of modern music itself. Best known for his contribution to the John Mclaughlin Trio in the 80’s, Billy Cobham’s Quartet in the 90’s and Garaj Mahal most recently, Kai has also recorded and performed with Stanley Clarke, Wayne Shorter, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Alphonse Mouzon, Larry Coryell, Al Di Meola, Steve Smith, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, George Benson, Mike Stern and so many other musical giants, across so many genres of modern music.

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Kai Eckhardt
Bass Guitar Instructor


Ariane Cap is a rising star on the International music scene. From jazz to progressive rock to world music, Ariane is quickly establishing herself as the go-to bassist for recordings sessions and live performances. She has been immersed in music from the age of six, studied at the most prestigious schools along with private instruction from the likes of Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Chuck Rainey, and many other giants of bass.



Ariane Cap – Pentatonic Playground for Bass

Bass players lay down the foundation in practically every style of music by bridging the gap between the strict rhythm of percussion instruments and the melodic domain of lead instruments and vocals. Today’s bassists must not only lock-in with the drummer to serve up the all-important “groove” but are now also called on to step up front and treat the audience to a searing and melodic solo from time to time.



Stu Hamm – Bass Basics

The upright bass is the granddaddy of all bass instruments, which offers the player an organic, tactile experience that no other instrument provides. Electric bass players and guitarists can will expand their sonic arsenal by learning to apply what they already know to the upright bass with John Goldsby’s definitive course of study, The Upright Bass Handbook.



John Goldsby – Upright Bass Handbook

As a kid, Freekbass dreamed of becoming a magician who could pull off mind-blowing tricks and captivate audiences. As it turns out, he has accomplished just that, though instead of using a deck of cards or a magic wand, Freekbass’s weapon of mass entertainment is the bass guitar. A verifiable funk and electronica master inspired by the likes of Zapp and Midnight Star, Freekbass has created his own brand and style that can only be described by his name. He loves to explore new places with the bass, and that’s exactly what 50 Freekbass Licks You MUST Know exemplifies. Now it’s time for YOU to join the New Bass Revolution!



Freekbass – 50 Freekbass Licks you MUST Know

Over the past thirty years, Kai Eckhardt’s signature musicality was instrumental in defining the role of the modern bassist if not the sonic qualities of modern music itself. Best known for his contribution to the John Mclaughlin Trio in the 80’s, Billy Cobham’s Quartet in the 90’s and Garaj Mahal most recently, Kai has also recorded and performed with Stanley Clarke, Wayne Shorter, Bela Fleck, Victor Wooten, Alphonse Mouzon, Larry Coryell, Al Di Meola, Steve Smith, John Scofield, Bill Frisell, George Benson, Mike Stern and so many other musical giants, across so many genres of modern music.

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Bass Guitar Lessons for Beginners

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Bass Guitar Books you want to read!

A collection of the best bass guitar instruction and information books.

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Ariane Cap

Music Theory for the Bass Player: A Comprehensive and Hands-on Guide to Playing with More Confidence and Freedom

Music Theory for the Bass Player is a comprehensive and immediately applicable guide to making you a well-grounded groover, informed bandmate and all-around more creative musician.

Included with this book are 89 videos that stream from the author’s blog (free).
This is a workbook, so have your bass and a pen ready to fill out the engaging Test Your Understanding questions! 
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