For 50 Bass Players Who Want To learn how To Create Their Own Bass Lines
Announcing: Basslines 101
Unique 30 Lesson Step By Step Course!
What's Covered In Basslines 101
If you've read the mini-series of emails/articles on how I discovered the pieces of the bass line creation puzzle then you'll have a good idea what's covered.
To summarize, this 30 lesson course - delivered in weekly lessons to give you time to practice and avoid overwhelming you with too much information - covers the following topics:
Why Should I Listen To You?
For the best part of 20 years I made my living as a "working bass player." I've gigged all over the UK and throughout Europe - and in that time played at nearly 2000 gigs and racked up over 100,000 miles on the road! Those gigs ranged from rock and pop gigs to jazz gigs and just about everything in between. Sometimes I had to learn specific songs...sometimes I improvised basslines on the fly from chord symbols. When I first started my weekly magazine First Bass And Beyond learning how to create bass lines themselves was the Number 1 Topic that most of my students wanted to learn. That's when I distilled what I knew about creating bass lines into a systematic step-by-step program that my students have been successfully using since 2010. There are detailed testimonials further down this page....please make sure you take the time to read them!
Here's how the 30 lessons of the course are laid out:
What Other People Say?
Here's what just three of the previous students of Basslines 101 had to say about learning to create their own bass lines:
David Root - Florida, USA
Here is a big thumbs up for the great work you do in the world of cyber bass teaching. The BL101 course was one of the best I have done so far. I tend to have more money and interest then actual time when it comes to these courses, so I have taken a fair number of them. I also follow several of the online forums and bass playing sites. My main playing background is with my church worship team where the main objective is to come up with reasonable lines on the fly, a task that is sometimes tough if you want to move from the root and into more advanced playing.
The Bl101 coarse brought together all the aspects of building a line from the ground up. His presentation of the BL101 lessons with his "Action Plans" give the aspiring student a clear goal for each section of study. This is proven learning methodology, and Paul teaches with ways that work if the student puts the time into study.
In fact, this is my biggest problem with the course, Paul gives so much information that it is almost impossible to keep up, but as he says it is not a race and a person can take all the time they need. Given that the course is presented online, all the material is available for download at your own pace. I found that my limited schedule put me behind after the first few lessons, but it was never an issue. I just downloaded the lesson along with the backing tracks and videos and worked at my pace.
I think a person could study the vast amount of information Paul presents for over a year and still have stuff to learn. In fact, if you even put just the smallest handful of the tips he gives into action, your playing will improve overnight, mine sure did and I am far from the most studious.
Learning to play bass well takes time and discipline and this course is no different. Any course that promises expert bass playing in a short time is probably a waste of time. The course requires a time commitment to get through all of the exercises.
I learned the importance of understanding the basics and this allowed me to progress in my playing. The way in which the music theory was taught is very simple to understand and apply.
One of the features I liked about the course was that I could watch or just listen to the lessons on my laptop or iPod anywhere, anytime. I could also read the lessons and highlight and make notes where I needed to. This allowed me to learn without giving up valuable time from family or work and also learn using different senses and reinforce the information.
I haven't seen a course comparable to Bass Lines 101 and the instructor not only understands music and bass playing but also understands learning and knows the principles of adult education - there's a structured approach to learning, each student controls his or her own pace, and I learned aspects of bass playing that I didn't intend to: music theory sight reading, soloing and it was fun.
The feedback and ability to ask questions is not available from any bass playing book. Although initially sceptical about taking an 'online course' I don't have to lug my guitar around in the freezing cold to get a lesson!
With Basslines 101 I found that I could play a lot more songs than I ever imagined based on the concepts that I learned. I also found out that some very simple application of the theoretical material in the course allowed me to create better sounding bass lines, and GREATLY improved my ability to jam at a moments notice with the drummer and the guitarist.
I enjoyed the real life examples in the Course, songs that I knew were deconstructed and turned into bass lines that could be used in a number of different environments; I also enjoyed learning about common chord progressions and constructing bass lines to them.
Basslines 101 is great for the beginner and intermediate bass player, and the wealth of knowledge and techniques has made me a much better bass player. The Course is well worth the money and I find myself referring to the Videos and the PDFs over and over again.
At first I was overwhelmed by the amount of (possible) work to do. In the second week Paul explained that it's not necessary to follow the course in real time - after that I adapted my speed to my abilities and timeframe.
I watched the videos every week and read the PDF and this way I was able to adapt some things already at a stage where I was still working on early lessons. After a year I'm still not finished with the course!
The video part of make it possible to understand the concepts taught in the lessons by watching the played examples (even when travelling). The MP3 files give you subliminal ear training while doing the exercises.
The Basslines 101 Course is the best learning resource I ever had (for a beginner). Even
my personal teachers never reached the level of didactic competence and
knowledge that I get with Paul's material.
There are a bunch of juicy bonuses to go with the main body of the course - and of couse, to add both additional learning and additional value!
1. Transcription Books (Value $120)
At the end of every month a PDF transcription book is added to the members area. These PDFs are collections of transcriptions and range from 10 transcriptions to 15 transcriptions per book.
Month 1 – Berry Oakley/Allman Brothers transcriptions
Month 2 – Geddy Lee/Rush transcriptions
Month 3 – Rob De Leo /Stone Temple Pilots transcriptions
Month 4 – Verdine White
Month 5 – Carl Radle (Eric Clapton and Derek and Dominos)
Month 6 – Garry Tallent/Bruce Springsteen
Month 7 – Pino Palladino
2. Analyzing Basslines (Value $27)
This PDF is a collection of columns I wrote for my weekly magazine – and shows you the step by step methods you need to use to analyze bass lines on your own so that you can can see what YOUR favourite bass player is doing when he steps up to play!
3. A Volume Of Working Basslines (value $97)
Currently I have 5 volumes of “working Basslines” available. After you’ve been in Basslines 101 for three months you get to choose which of these volumes you’d personally like. I’ll email out and remind you about this – you just hit reply and tell me which you want and I’ll add you to the members area!
4. 80:20 Bass Course Beta Run (Completion Bonus - Value 197)
The Beta Run for 80:20 Bass starts in January 2017. That beta run will cost $197 and will only be open to subscribers of First Bass And Beyond. And it will be the perfect complement to Basslines 101. The reason being on the beta is so desirable is on a beta run of a course I’ll answer every question that anyone on the run ever has – so it’s worth being on just to ask questions! Oh, the course itself will apply the 80:20 principle to bass playing and practice – so you’ll be able to ruthlessly prioritize the 20% of practice that has 80% of results!
MY HONEST ADVICE – it’s worth enrolling on Basslines 101 just to get on the 80:20 Beta!!!
So How Much Does Basslines 101 Cost?
If you read the mini-series about how I learned the different pieces of the bass line creation puzzle you'll now that it took me several years to discover these pieces and work out how to put them together.
It also took me the best part of a full year to put this course together and distill it down into the thirty weekly lessons presented.
If you took thirty weekly lessons with a good instructor you'd pay anything from $50 per lesson upwards. I know that Ed Friedland does Skype lessons for example and I looked on his website but couldn't see a quoted figure. But I believe we're talking $100 an hour.
Let's say he's just $80 an hour.
That works out at $2400. Approximately $345 per month for seven months.
Basslines 101 works out as a fraction of that.
Firstly, the payment is only for six months.
And it's not $345 per month for those six months.
Not even half that - $172.50 per month.
In fact it's not even HALF of THAT! (Which would be $86.25 a month - nearly the cost of lesson with someone like Ed Friedland)
Instead, Basslines 101 for the full 30 week programme - AND all the bonuses listed above - costs just...
If you work that out on a cost per lesson basis it works out to just....11 BUCKS PER LESSON!
30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee: We know from running this course every year for the last six years that if you follow the step by step instruction that you'll learn how to create your own bass lines. We want you to be just as confident with your purchase though, so there's a 30 day guarantee period. After your purchase you've got 30 days to go through the weekly modules. If for whatever reason you're not satisfied, all you have to do is drop us an email and let us know. We'll refund your purchase ASAP with no hassles and no hoops to jump through, and we can part as friends.
So It's Time To Make A Decision: You should have all the information you need to decide whether you want to learn how to create your own bass lines by joining a comprehensive step by step learning program. Simply CLICK the big yellow 'JOIN NOW' button below and you'll be taken to a Paypal screen where you can enroll on Basslines 101 (If you don't have a Paypal account you can still purchase using a Credit Card.) PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COURSE DOESN'T START UNTIL WEDS 27th APRIL! If your payment is successful you'll be redirected to a 'Thank You' page plus you should get an email receipt from Paypal. So go ahead. Click the big yellow button below and JOIN NOW.
P.S. When you go to a gig, a jam or a rehearsal no-one will care whether you can play diminished scale licks or machine gun triplets or non-muddy chords. Instead they'll ONLY care about whether you know a bunch of 'working songs' AND can create your own bass lines on the fly for songs that you don't know. Being able to do both these things is the surest way to get the gig. Period.
Hitting the 'Join Now' button is the quickest way to get started learning how to create your own bass lines. (Learning songs is covered by other programs that I have rolling...one of which you get after 3 months in the program 😉 )
And remember there are just 50 places available for this run of the course!
If you got all the way here without enrolling on Basslines 101, either you're still undecided or...
Maybe you're like me?
You scroll through every offer at lightning pace, reading only tidbits, checking out the price and the bonuses, using intuition to make a quick buying decision?
If that sounds about right, here's a Three Point Summary just for people like Me and You!
- #1 This is a comprehensive 30 lesson, step by step course that will teach you how to create your own bass lines.
- #2 You have lifetime access to the course materials (including future updates). So you don't need to worry 'falling behind' the weekly publication schedule.
- #3 If you enroll today there is a super cool bonus of a place on the Beta Run of my 80:20 Bass Course that starts next January. This would cost $197 on its own AND you would have to be a subscriber of First Bass And Beyond (current annual cost is greater than $200...)
That's the skinny 😉
Click the big yellow JOIN NOW button to lock in your place and the bonuses.
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