Announcing:  The Verdine White Collection

14 great soul and funk Tutorials From the Earth Wind & Fire Discography...

I've got some larger collections of song tutorials for sale on my website - but I often get asked: do you have any smaller, band specific collections?  Like an Eagles Collection?  Or a David Bowie Collection?  Or a collection of songs by the Band? Or the Allman Brothers? Or Bruce Thomas's great bass lines with Elvis Costello?  And so on.

The next of these collections - The Verdine White Collection - is now live!

What Do I Get?

The Verdine White Collection consists of 14 Song Tutorials and each song has its own dedicated page.  Navigating to the song you wish to learn is simple - and everything you need to learn that song will be at your fingertips.

Currently this collection is a hybrid collection and consists of 8 songs taught via chunking, video etc and 6 interactive transcriptions.  THE 6 SONGS CURRENTLY PRESENTED AS TRANSCRIPTIONS WILL ALL BE CONVERTED TO VIDEOS OVER TIME.

Each song tutorial in the Verdine White Collection includes the following:


  • Video Tutorials

    Each song is split into its main parts – e.g. verse, chorus, bridge, etc – and each main part has its own video tutorial.  There are two styles of tutorial used – note by note (my older style) or performance temp/slow tempo playthroughs with picture in picture editing (my new style). The notation and tab for each section is posted so that you can cross-reference as you’re going through the video portion of the lesson.

  • Downloadable PDFs For Each Song

    Each song has its own downloadable PDF which contains the notation and tab and some thoughts on playing through the song – and often a ‘road map’ of the song (i.e. what order you play the basic part to play through the song).

  • Bass Less Backing Tracks

    Some of the song tutorials have a bass less backing track to play along to.

  • Detailed Band In A Box Programming Instructions

    The PDF for each song in the Working Basslines library also contains detailed instructions on how to program the individual song sections in Band In A Box. These instructions include key, suggested real tracks to use, suggested performance tempos and so on.

    (Note: Band In A Box is NOT included with The Collection  – but is the best practice software out there for bass players FOR ALL THEIR PRACTICE (IMO) and is highly recommended.)

What Are The 14 Songs Included In The Verdine White Collection?

(songs marked with an asterisk are currently transcriptions)


I've Had Enough


Boogie Wonderland

Can't Let Go



Got To Get You Into My Life

Saturday Nite ***

In The Stone***

After The Love Has Gone ***

That's The Way Of The World •••

Yearnin' Learnin •••

Shining Star

Sing A Song OR Serpentine Fire


Let Me Give You A Demo

Let me give you a short demonstration of how everything is set up in The Verdine White Collection - this example is from the David Bowie collection but the principles are the same.


So How Much Does The Verdine White Collection Cost?

This tutorial Collection requires an investment of just...


30 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee:  I know that you'll find the unique tutorial combination of video, notation/tab and backing tracks/Band In A Box programming in The Verdine White Collection will help you learn these great  songs to play with your band or at jams.   I want YOU to be just as confident with your purchase though, so there's a full 30 day guarantee period.  After your purchase you've got a full 30 days to go through the songs in the  Collection.  If for whatever reason you're not satisfied,  all you have to do is drop me an email and let me know.  I'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 these songs, starting in the next few minutes.  Simply  CLICK the big yellow 'JOIN NOW' button below and you'll be taken to a Registration Page where you can join The Verdine White Collection.

Paul Wolfe



P.P.S RECAP of the above.  For just $28 you'll get detailed tutorials to the Verdine White  songs listed.  Each tutorial covers the major sections of the song and you'll see video for each section, plus interactive soundslice.  Additionally there is notation and tab in the downloadable PDF.  There is also detailed programming instructions to create practice tracks for each song chunk with the software Band In A Box (Band In A Box NOT included)  And for some songs there's a bass less backing track for you to play with once you've learned all the song sections. Don't forget that you're covered by my 30 Day No Questions Asked Guarantee if you  decide this is not for you - so all the risk is on me.



  • Q.How Long Is This Resource Available To Me Once I've Joined?

    A.My business plans  work in 5 year cycles…and I’m currently a year into my second cycle – so the first answer is at least 4 years.  I don’t envisage selling or closing How To Play Bass Dot Com so the realistic answer is probably much longer than that.  4 years is as good a place as any to start.

  • Q.I Don't Have Band In A Box - Are The Programming Instructions Of Any Use?

    A.Firstly you might not have Band In A Box now, but if you’re serious about getting better at bass guitar then this should be high on your wish list.  It’s the best practice tool for bass players out there.  Secondly, even if you don’t have Band In A Box the programming instructions include screen shots of how each song section looks when programmed in Band In A Box – and this will give you a clear guide to the chord progressions being used in each section of the song.