Ear Training For Bass Volume 1

(2 customer reviews)


Learn Songs By Ear & Improve Your Overall Bass Playing

You taught your hands, now teach your ears! Thirty two step-by-step lessons to ease you into Ear Training


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Ear Training For Bass Guitar – Volume 1

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ear Training For Bass Guitar Course?

Ear Training For Bass Guitar is a progressive, step-by-step approach to developing aural and transcription skills, specifically for the bass guitarist.

Ok. But what is Ear Training and why do I need to learn it?

Ear Training is the development of our ability to recognise and recreate the music that we hear. This can include melodies, bass lines, chord qualities, chord progressions and rhythms. A musician with a highly developed ear will be able to instantly recognise the notes of a melody line, the notes of a chord or a chord progression and either write them down or copy them on their instrument. This is an essential skill when looking to transcribe music.

However,  a well developed ear is not simply a means to copying the music of others. A good ear will also allow you to talk or sing more freely through your instrument as you develop the ability to play the music you hear in your head. Ear training is essential to your development as a musician, regardless of your style or instrument.

What level of player is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at any level of bass player with limited experience of ear training.

What Will I Learn?

After completing level 1 you will have acquired an understanding of the following areas of ear training

  • The ability to recognise and recreate basic melodies and bass lines in the major key
  • Recognition of simple chord qualities
  • Recognition of common chord progressions in a major key
  • A better memory and recall of rhythms over several bars in length
  • Highly improved Transcription skills

How Long Are The Lessons?

The lesson lengths vary but the Level 1 contains over 4 hours of video and many weeks, months and years of practice material.

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 is a lesson material zip file containing all of the course material.

2 reviews for Ear Training For Bass Volume 1

  1. Darren Conrad (verified owner)

    This is truly an amazing course to take!!! Being musical all of my life, I pretty much already have a trained ear; but Mark really breaks down the concept of ear training; especially as it applies to the bass. I still learned a ton of good information. If you have little to no musical experience or training, you need to take this course!!! It will be a “MUST HAVE” as you progress through learning the bass. I would personally take the course after the “Beginner Bass Course”. You need to understand how the ear can help you pick out certain chords/tones. You need to be able to transcribe a song from start to finish. If you are totally new to learning the bass, it will take time to learn what Mark is teaching you here; however, daily practice and following all of the instructions in the course will have you on your way in no time.
    Darren W. Conrad

  2. Robert Shackleton (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course and can highly recommend it. Although I’ve been playing bass on and off for over 20 years, the lessons have significantly increased my confidence in identifying intervals, chord sequences, and rhythm patterns by ear. Mark’s clearly presented video sessions build in easy stages with practice exercises, and conclude with a very helpful introduction to bassline transcription. I’m now having fun transcribing some of my favourite songs! Many thanks indeed.

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