How To Play Bass - The 80-20 Device Method

Normally I create detailed (and long) enrollment pages.

Not for the How To Play Bass - The 80-20 Device Method though - you've already been through one of my 80-20 Device Method books, so you've got a great idea of what's coming.

If there are questions you still have after I've sketched out the details below then drop me an email.

Let's start with some details:

  1. The HTPB 80-20 Device Method Beta has got 45 lessons split into 9 learning 'weeks' of five lessons per week.
  2. The first 25 lessons are already waiting in the members area for you - the last 20 lessons will go live in 30 days.
  3. The enrollment fee for students who haven't purchased a copy of one of my books is $150  - to contextualize that each of my lessons covers 10 to 15 pages in PDF and contains a similar amount of info to a 30 minute lesson with a good teacher. Most teachers charge north of $75. I'll leave you to make your own value and cost-benefit judgements.
  4. There's also over 600 MP3 practice tracks to go with the course!
  5. But.
  6. I'm also going to throw in three bonuses (see below) so this is great value.
  7. One other thing to note....
  8. If you've brought ONE of my books then just apply the coupon code that I've emailed you and you'll get a 40% "loyal customer" discount.
  9. If you've brought more than one of my books - you qualify for a further discount! (Email me for that!)


The Results You Can Look Forward To Achieving...

Before we go any further, here are a couple of examples of "Level 1 Basslines" so you can see and hear what we'll be working towards. Here's a straight 8th blues rock style example:

The next example is a straight 8th note, Motown style example:

Here's what we're going to be working on in The 80-20 Device Method - Level 1:

  • The devices I've identified as Level 1 devices - listen again to the two examples above I created with Level 1 bass lines.
  • The method that we'll use to practice these devices will not only kick start the process of assimilating those devices, but we're going to do it using the 10 most common chord progressions in rock and pop AND we're going to practice using the most common rhythms in rock and pop. So all this practice won't be theoretical - it's the bass player's equivalent of the way a tennis player hits different strokes or a golfer hits different shots.
  • The big one - we're going to learn how to combine the devices together in real world chord progressions to create functional bass lines. To do that we're going to use a tool called Deliberate Composition...and yes, YOU are going to be creating your own bass lines. You don't have to write music to do this, you can do this with rhythmic tab.

Sidebar: if you've read one (or more ) of my 80-20 Books then this will give you not only a complete picture of how to practice each of the devices you've already been introduced to, but it will give you the 10 most common harmonic frameworks to practice with.


Who This Is For - And Who It Isn't

This is for those of you who can play a bit, but whose playing has flatlined.

I've said many times that there are ONLY two ways to make improvements on the bass:

  1. Improve your knowledge
  2. Improve your technique

The HTPB 80-20 Device Method is definitely focused on #1 and improving your knowledge. You'll get a side benefit lift to your technique though from the practice that we're going to do - plus I've also got you covered if you need to improve your technique (see the Bonuses)


If you're already a pretty fluent player AND you can create your own bass lines then this is not for you.

It's also not for you if you want to learn walking bass (I have another program for that), jazz soloing or death metal.

If you want to play rock and pop, soul, country or blues....then this Program has got you covered. As I demonstrated, the main element that differentiates bass playing in different genres ISN'T the devices and ideas being used, it's the rhythm with which they are played.  We'll definitely talk about rhythms too!


Here are the bonuses I'm throwing in to make this offer as much of a no brainer as I can:

  1. Technique Builders - value $77. I've excerpted all of the technique lessons from the old How To Play Bass In 50 Songs course (which is no longer available).  This includes 24 lessons on plucking hand technique, 14 lessons on mastering the fretboard and 14 lessons on fretting hand technique. Additionally there are lessons on learning every note on the neck and a series of lessons on Time And Groove using harmonic metronome and the drop series. This will be added to your account when I get you set up.
  2. Deliberate Practice V1.0 EBook - Value $47 Although I wrote this 10 years ago, practicing is a timeless topic.
  3. How To Practice In Your Dead Time - Value $47.  This is another ebook I wrote a while book - that will soon be rewritten, updated and issued in book from on Amazon. This book shows you how you can effectively "practice" when you don't have your bass to hand!

Day 10 100% Money Back Guarantee:  This is a unique approach to learning the bass that's based on both years of study of bass lines and years of study of deliberate practice.  As such I'm 100% confident that not only will you find the information in the course highly valuable but that the implementation process that we go through will make a massive difference to your bass playing.

I want you to be just as confident with your purchase though,so within 10 days of enrollment if you're not finding this program suitable for you then email me for a prompt no questions asked refund. I'll refund your enrollment with no hassles and no hoops to jump through, and we can part as friends.

Simply  CLICK the big yellow 'JOIN NOW' button below to enroll via Paypal.

Please note that I have to add you manually to Technique Builders - which I'll do within 12 to 24 hours of seeing your enrollment. Usually quicker!  Please be patient - I am the archetypal example of a 1 man band so I will get to it ASAP but I do have to eat and sleep from time to time!

P.S. If there's any info you need to make a decision then just drop me an email and ask away!


Paul Wolfe/