By Todd Porter, Professional Music Educator

Bass Guitar Lessons For Beginners

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Learn To Play The Bass Guitar In Just 30 Minutes Per Week!  Practice Videos Included.

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Course overview - 15

  • Welcome to the program

  • Learn the string names, and what all the parts of the bass are called

  • Learn the notes that make up the A section of the song

  • Learn the first bass part for the A section of the song using different note value

  • Learn a part of the melody to connect with your bass part

  • Learn the bass notes for the B section of the song

  • Learn the G major scale

  • Learn how to play the A section melody

  • Learn how to play the B section melody

  • Learn how to play a one octave G major scale on one string

  • Learn how to take your first solo

  • Learn how to connect your bass parts to each section of the song

  • Learn how to put all the bass parts and soloing together.

  • Jam Room - Play with a virtual band

  • Bonus: The Music Coach Duo Series

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Todd Porter
Todd PorterProfessional Music Educator
Multi-instrumentalist Todd Porter has been teaching music on several instruments for the past 15 years. In addition to teaching private lessons and workshops he is the horn section leader and arranger for the Bonified Truth, which backs up 2008 Toronto Blues Society winner Scott McCord (nominated for a 2010 Maple Blues Award for Best New Artist). He also leads The River Pilots, whose debut album reached the top 10 on the Canadian College radio Jazz charts in 2008 and was nominated for best World Music Song, and Best Country Music Song at the 2008 Ontario Independent music awards. The River Pilots Debut album was also featured on CBC Radio One shows, Disc Drive, Sunday Edition, and Fresh Air. Todd was a member of Toronto based Afro Funk group Mr. Something Something, where he toured Canada for two years (2004-2006) in support of their second album “The Edge”, which was nominated for a 2007 Juno award for best World music album