Beginner Bass Guitar Course

(13 customer reviews)


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Beginner Bass Guitar is the perfect starter course.  Ten step-by-step lessons that will have you playing in minutes.


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Beginner Bass Guitar Course

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Beginner Bass Guitar Course?

The Beginner’s Course is a progressive, ten lesson, step-by-step guide to getting starting on the bass guitar.

What level of player is the course aimed at?

The Beginner’s Course is aimed at absolute beginners and players who have only been playing a while but possibly need a little more guidance in the fundamental aspects of the instrument.

What Will I Learn?

You will learn all the basic skills required to get started on the road to becoming a well-rounded bass player. You’ll learn how to hold the bass, tune the bass, learn the notes on the fretboard, fingerpicking techniques and you’ll also receive important tips on what and how to practice as you develop your skills.

How Long Are The Lessons? 

The lesson length’s vary but the complete course is over two hours long, spread over ten lessons.

How is the course presented? Do I Download Anything? 

The course is hosted on the Talkingbass website so there are no video files to download. There are two downloads within the course:

  • The Beginner’s Course Workbook: 34 page lesson-by-lesson work through of all the course material
  • Tuning Reference Tones: These are the tones used in the course as a reference when tuning the bass

Can I see the Lesson Index?

Yes, you can. Here are the 10 lessons:

  • Lesson #1 – The Basics
  • Lesson #2 – The Fretting Hand
  • Lesson #3 – Navigating The Fretboard
  • Lesson #4 – Rhythm Basics
  • Lesson #5 – Notes On The Neck
  • Lesson #6 – Muting & Technique
  • Lesson #7 – Two Finger Picking
  • Lesson #8 – The Major Scale
  • Lesson #9 – Five Simple Bass Riffs
  • Lesson #10 – The Next Step

13 reviews for Beginner Bass Guitar Course

  1. Lindsay Banks

    Hi Mark.
    Someone had to be first so it may as well be me.
    I would just like to say that as an absolute beginner
    I’m finding the course extremely helpful and easy to follow.
    Also it is holding my interest as I progress, so many thanks.
    Lindsay Banks

  2. Nigel Greenwood

    Brilliant introduction to the Bass. Lessons are clear, well structured and run in a logical order. Can’t wait to get started on the next course.

  3. emmnuel david

    Thanks very much for your support

  4. Victor John

    Lessons are clear

  5. Diego Vargas

    The best course for begginers. If you need to learn the very basics of playing bass guitar, don´t skip this course

  6. Charles Crawford (verified owner)

    I have learned so much from this course. Mark, the teacher explain everything so it is easy to follow. I highly recommend this for anyone who is willing to learn to play the bass.

  7. Chris Wrigley

    I found this course to be excellent value and just right for me as a pure beginner, highly recommend to all who are starting out.

  8. Mark Simmons (verified owner)

    Excellent value course for beginners, lots of informative videos and documentation to support the theory. Already purchased more courses. The best bass teacher I can find.

  9. James Bellew (verified owner)

    Mark Smith is an excellent teacher and would thoroughly recommend anybody wanting to learn to play bass, and you are never too late to learn, have a go and doubt you will regret signing up.

  10. Glen Wilkin

    This course is a must for new bass players, especially if you have never played an instrument. The lessons ease you into and not overwhelming at all. So glad I did it.

  11. Scott Palermo

    I almost skipped this course. I was thinking of just starting at the Chord Tones. I would have missed out if I hadn’t started at the beginning.

  12. Frederic Goetry (verified owner)

    Hi Mark.
    I’m an absolute beginner and the “Beginner Bass Guitar Course” is very helpful.
    Your explanation is very clear and easy to follow. So “top” for me as a beginner.
    Keep up the good work Mark!
    Greetz from Belgium! ;-)

  13. James Walford

    I really enjoy the course work Mark is making available at no cost. It has gotten me motivated to drag out my old bass guitar that I bought over 20 years ago and has been gathering dust ever since. I hope to post my progress some day as I can barely play three notes in a row right now. Keep up the great work Mark.

    Jim W.

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