HELPING YOU PLAY BETTER BASS
Every theory, concept, harmonic device, playing technique and bass line is broken down, so first of all it’s easier to understand. We’ll then show you how you can practice and develop what you’ve learned to get it into your own playing, fast.
Over 100 lessons in many categories, covering every aspect of bass playing & general musicianship
There’s something in the academy for everyone, regardless of ability, experience, or where you are now as a bass player.
Even if you’re a complete beginner who’s just got your first instrument and is looking for a good starting point.
A taster of just a few Academy of Bass courses.
Learn how to construct bass lines, work within a rhythm section, lock in with a drummer and stretch out whilst still holding down the low end and outlining the harmony of any piece of music.
Chord Crash Course
A thorough study of all the basics. After working through this course you’ll have the understanding to play over any harmonic chord progression with confidence.
This course completely lifts the lid on how to improvise on bass guitar. You’ll explore the use of chord tones, scales, motifs and a variety of devices that will help you play interesting melodic and rhythmic solos.
Learn to play killer walking bass lines that will really Rock the rest of the band! You will have a much stronger command of harmonic knowledge after working through this series of lessons and you will be able to play over any chord progression.
All about Bass
Everything you need to know to get started. Learn about all the parts of your bass, what everything does, how to set up your amplifier and how to get a good bass sound and simple left & right hand technique. Feel comfortable and sound great from your very first note.
Develop a cast iron, solid technique that will help you deploy killer slap bass lines. Study left and right hand techniques, how to mute properly and breakdown some iconic, funky bass lines.
Just a few of the Academy of Bass courses.
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Benefits & Features of Membership
Access to a curriculum packed full of Bass ‘know how’.
Unlock the fingerboard and broaden your musicianship with an in depth study of chords, scales, techniques, improvisation, reading notation, ear training, playing styles, bass lines, groove studies, studio recording, session hints & tips, plus specialist modules.
Meet & Greet
A “get to know you” session, to find out where you are as a bass player, what you want to get out of being an Academy member, and to discuss your personal study plan.
Comprehensive Course Library
Over 100 lessons in multiple categories covering all things Bass and where everything is broken down, so it’s easier to understand. Pick your own starting point, we’ll then show how to practice what you’ve learned, develop it and get it into your playing fast. See a sample video below.
Each course has downloadable workbooks (including chord charts, notation & TAB) to guide you through and help you get the most out of every lesson. Plus, backing tracks (where required), for you to play along to. You can work in your own time and at your own pace.
Engage and join ranks with other Academy members for feedback and to share your learning & bass playing experiences.
If you’ve always wanted to learn your favourite bass line, or you’re looking for inspiration for new bass lines to get to grips with, the Academy has a transcription library of bass lines in all styles.
Developing Core Curriculum
New courses are being introduced all the time, so the Academy’s bass program will continue to develop and meet the growing needs of our members.
One-to-One mentoring and support throughout your membership, to help you understand what to focus on, what to work on and in what order, to benefit you most.
Progressive courses, designed to give you a guided route from beginner through to advanced level.
The feedback you receive will be genuine and honest and always aimed at helping you focus on the most appropriate areas of study for you. We want to help you to understand, learn and practice more effectively. Our ultimate aim… to help you Play Better Bass.
At the Academy of Bass, we don’t think it’s quite enough to offer engaging courses and comprehensive support materials alone. Each course also has its own study guide to help you get the most out of every lesson.
We’ll show you the most effective way to tackle every course including how and what to practice. Most courses have additional video content too, with lots of great ideas of how to work.
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Dive in and enjoy all of the course lessons.
Take advantage of the guided learning.
Practice hard and have fun developing all the great bass stuff to get it into your own playing.
It will have a huge impact on your playing.
“The insight I get as to what to practice and the hints and tips of how to work on lesson material in different ways is nothing short of inspiring. It’s made a huge difference to my playing and I’m loving every minute.”
“Awesome in every way. Great lessons and resources. The course books are packed full of detail and the backing tracks are really good too. Especially those with live musicians.”
“Superb value for money. Great lessons, genuine teaching and encouraging feedback. I wish I’d found this sooner”
Do we know what’s best for you?
Of course not.
However, having gone through the process of turning
Q: “What do we need to learn, in order to be a good professional musician?”
into a real life learning plan, we really do understanding what is required to be a good bass player, the difference between tricks & licks versus essential musical tools and of course, the importance of having fun along the way too.
All about learning
We know from experience that many students struggle to fully digest musical material and even when they do understand, can still find it difficult to process what they’ve learned, so they can work on things independently.
It’s our mission therefore, to help break down the learning barriers between what is presented in every Academy lesson and show you ways of how to practise things effectively, so that you can use what you’ve learned in your own playing.
Courses are designed to be sequential. Rather than dive in and work through lessons in a random manner, we’ve taken great care to plan and present them in a way that leads you through the learning pathway and allows you to build up expertise whilst working at your own pace.