Groove Trainer For Bass Guitar Volume 1

(18 customer reviews)

$69.00 $51.75

Step-By-Step Roadmap To Better Bass Playing

78 video lessons devoted to groove development and improving every aspect of your bass playing





Groove Trainer For Bass Guitar – Volume 1

Step-By-Step Roadmap To Better Bass Playing

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Groove Trainer For Bass Guitar Course?

Groove Trainer is a pathway to developing all areas of your bass playing through a set of 17 in depth bass lessons and 60 progressive grooves.

The course is split into two modules. The first module contains 17 lessons on all areas of bass playing. All areas of groove, technique, rhythm and harmony are covered.

The second module coaches you through a set of 60 grooves written specifically for this course. All grooves feature mp3 backing tracks, sheet music and tab. Each groove also features an in depth lesson coaching you through all technical hurdles as well harmonic analysis for those of you looking to improve your theory knowledge.

What level of player is the course aimed at?

The course is aimed at players of a beginner to intermediate level. This is the perfect follow up to the Bassic Fundamentals Course.

What Will I Learn?

After completing the course you will have developed a foundation in all aspects of bass playing from rhythm to harmony. You will also have a resource for gradually developing all areas of groove playing.

How Long Are The Lessons?

The lesson lengths vary but the complete course contains over 9.5 hours of video content.

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 Dropbox folder containing the Course Workbook. The link will be sent in your welcome email and is also provided on the Groove Trainer lessons menu.

Is There A Time Limit On Taking The Course?

No. You can take as long as want. There are no time limits

Do I Have Lifetime Access To The Course?

If you purchase the course then yes, you have lifetime access to the course and its material.

18 reviews for Groove Trainer For Bass Guitar Volume 1

  1. Kevin Miller

    I really enjoyed this course. The first section is a simple overview of how music works (rhythm, chords, intervals, and triads). If you don’t know any theory, or how to read music, this is a great start.

    The second half contains instruction on how to play 60 bass lines, along with backing tracks. It’s a great way for beginners to advance from simple whole note riffs up to a bit more advanced lines. It covers various musical styles (rock, jazz, disco, Bossa, etc.), and Mark gives you guidance on how to listen to the backing tracks, how to count beats, how to finger the notes (on both hands), and how to feel and implement the groove.

    I really like Mark’s style, and how he gets right to the point, but still finds ways to teach you more than just the line you’re learning, without each video being overly long winded. Looking forward to starting Module 2.

  2. Rodrigo Vargas Usach

    Great course really helped me to level up my playing, groove & feel, Mark is an outstanding teacher as you all know. Some lessons can be quite challenging, nothing too much. Drum tracks are great for improving time, counting and locking in with drums. Just finished the lessons and would happily redo them, there’s a lot to be learned in a second run of the course, focusing on details and transposing to different keys.

  3. JUSTIN LOWRIE (verified owner)

    Apart from getting all the basics down. This might be the best course I’ve ever purchased.

  4. Barney Kister (verified owner)

    I gave this course 5 stars but it really would have been better had I completed prior to several of the other courses. The first half keys in on a lot of the content of other courses I have completed so a fair amount of redundancy, which is not necessarily a bad thing. The groves cover a broad set of music styles, so those with narrow focus in music taste might not appreciate all of the parts. I would suggest this course to be taken after the first couple of basic classes to maximize interest.

  5. Nick Notofranco (verified owner)

    When I joined Talking bass, this is the musical education I was expecting. I have not disappointed in any of the education I have received thus far. Another great course, now on to Groove 2.

  6. Brandon Gallagher (verified owner)

    Excellent course! It starts from very easy whole note lines following a progression to syncopated 8th note lines. Doing it this way helps you learn slowly but surely how to stay accountable to a beat and ensure you’re in the pocket. I highly recommend it!

  7. Sean Emery (verified owner)

    This course has been truly beneficial to my bass skills. Mark is very thorough and really goes into a lot of areas I was secretly avoiding. But now I have a much better understanding of music in general. The lessons about the relationship with drums was an eye opener. I’ve been jamming with a drummer lately and really felt I had some applicable knowledge coming into the jam. Mark is a no-nonsense teacher…which is what I wanted.
    Sign up…you will be so glad you did.

  8. Jim Boehmj (verified owner)

    Great course just what i wanted and needed. really good steps between lessons. well worth the cost (I got mine on sale which was even a better deal)

  9. Agustín Montero (verified owner)

    I love this course. You will learn grooving from the begining and Mark will explain super easy all aspects of each groove (harmony, technique…) I also like so much the condensed first part theory. I’m also doing reading part 2 course and walking bass course, and in this groove course you can find a wonderful summary of music key aspects. It has helped me a lot to understand things from other courses.
    100% Recommended

  10. Lucy N (verified owner)

    Im really enjoying this course im over half way through. I thought it might be too easy. Being online taught I mess around playing tunes what this has shown me the huge pot holes in my bass playing, playing consistently. The lines start off easy and develop as you go along. What i was finding is playing through the riffs repeatedly with the backing track i was making loads of mistakes after a while of playing even on the easy riffs stumbling over myself losing concentration and forgetting what im doing. i would start off well and then stumble. By repetition its building into me the basics of just holding down a groove which im obviously lacking. This has been really great!

  11. Emmanuel Renaut (verified owner)

    This is a really good course that builds up very nicely from simple grooves to more complicated grooves. Mark’s courses are great because he is very focused on teaching the module and not go off track like other online courses. The course material is really good and mistake free.

  12. Caroline Eliasson (verified owner)

    This course completes the other course that I’m currently also working on. Grooving and improvising isn’t easy. It takes time to learn. However, Mark breaks everything down in a easy-to-understand way. Prepare to groove! :)

  13. Jürgen Lorenz (verified owner)

    Dies ist genau der Kurs, den ich vor fünfzehn Jahren gebraucht hätte, als ich mir den ersten Bass Bundle bestellte. Taugte nix, fixte aber an und fünf Bässe später habe ich endlich begriffen, dass es mit gut gelernten Grundlagen deutlich mehr Spaß macht und besser geht. Leider habe ich mich schon am Anfang darauf eingelassen, Lieder auswendig zu lernen und die Achtel zu zupfen für Spaßpunk und Cover. War lustig aber bringt nicht so richtig weiter beim Erwerb von Fähigkeiten. Seit Jahren spiele ich in einer Hobby Band und die Kollegen bemerken deutliche Verbesserung in meinem Spiel. Obwohl ich viel zu wenig Zeit habe regelmäßig und systematisch die Übungen zu wiederholen und einzuüben. Aber langsam geht es auch sehr gut, Wiederholung und Fortschritt ausgewogen halten und über Verbesserung freuen. Jeder Kurs bringt vorwärts, schafft skills und das bringt richtig Freude.

  14. Rüdiger Lange (verified owner)

    Ich finde alle Kurse sehr gut und lerne mit den systematisch aufgebauten Lektionen sehr viel.
    Eine kritische Anmerkung habe ich dennoch:
    Ich habe mehrere Kurse erstanden und einige Informationen wiederholen sich in den verschiedenen Kursen.
    Das ist ansich in Ordnung, jedenfalls für die User, die nur einen dieser Kurse bezogen haben.
    Für mich und sicher viele andere Nutzer mehrerer Kurse könnte ich mir ein Bonussystem vorstellen, so dass man für schon erhaltene Informationen und Übungen nicht mehrfach bezahlen muss.

  15. Luc (verified owner)

    I like the course very much, the step by step aproach helps me a lot, the theorie helps me even more. I can advise every beginner to do this course

  16. Adam Davies (verified owner)

    This is possibly the best course I’ve done anywhere on the net (and I’ve done a few!). Starts with a quick crash course (or reminder) of all the key music theory you need for the bass – the important stuff – and then puts it into practice with small (and increasingly difficult) riffs and grooves to work on. Whilst – importantly – explaining how the groove is created, what you’re doing theory-wise, and how best to implement technique. Superb course, Mark!

  17. GT

    I am really excited about this course. I have taken other courses on Talking Bass and done dozens of lessons on the site. For less than the price of a single in person lesson, you can’t beat it.

  18. Graham (verified owner)

    An amazing course. The expected excellent presentation by Mark and the course content is superbly structured to build up from the basics to some quite advanced 1/8th note grooves. Even the more basic grooves can be used for timing practice either by embellishing with articulations or by using a metronome that sounds only on specific notes e.g. on an “and” or just the “2”.
    Highly reccomended.

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