Course Description

This is the perfect place to start for Intermediate bass players! Take all the guess work out of how and what to practice. This program comes with specially designed practice videos for each lesson.

Learn To Play The Bass Quickly And Easily Using The Music Coach Learning System.

-Use a proven system to take all the guess work out of what to practice.

-Gain the confidence to play your bass with others.

-Enjoy learning at a pace that is right for you.

Start Playing And Creating Music To Express Your Musical Self

This course continues from Bass Guitar Lessons for beginners, you will learn how to play in different styles and tempos

Content and Overview

I designed this program to help you continue your musical journey on the bass in the most efficient and fun way. This program is suitable for anyone who has a desire to play and has a working bass.

The layout of the course uses a simple format:

-1 lesson video that explains a new concept/technique,

-1 practice video that has voice overs and graphics to help you play along with the teacher on the screen in "real time".

There are twelve sets of lessons and practice videos that help you learn melody, rhythm, harmony, and improvising. This program also contains a "Jam Room" with a virtual band that you can play along with at different speeds.

At the end of this course you will have the confidence to play the bass both on your own and with others in different musical situations.

Professional Musician and Educator

Todd Porter

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

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Lesson 2: learning all the notes on all the A string

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 2

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 2

  • 3

    Lesson 3: learning all the notes on all the D string

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 3

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 3

  • 4

    Lesson 4: learning all the notes on all the G string

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 4

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 4

  • 5

    Lesson 5: Learning the chord progression

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 5

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 5

  • 6

    Lesson 6: Playing different note values for the progression

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 6

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 6

  • 7

    Lesson 7: Learn a walking bass line

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 7

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 7

  • 8

    Lesson 8: Learn a 2/4 feel

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 8

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 8

  • 9

    Lesson 9: Learn a 6/8 feel

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 9

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 9

  • 10

    Lesson 10: Learn a Funk feel with major and minor thirds

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 10

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 10

  • 11

    Lesson 11: Learn a Rock feel

    • Intermediate Bass Lesson 11

    • Intermediate Bass Practice 11

  • 12

    Jam Room (2/4 feel)

    • 24 time (Full Band)

    • 24 time (No Bass)

    • 24 time (Full Band)

    • 24 time (No Bass)

    • 24 time (Full Band)

    • 24 time (No Bass)

  • 13

    Jam Room Ballad

    • Ballad (Full Band)

    • Ballad (No Bass)

    • Ballad (No Bass)

    • Ballad (Full Band)

    • Ballad (No Bass)

    • Ballad (Full Band)

  • 14

    Jam Room 6/8 feel

  • 15

    Jam Room Funk

    • Funk (Full Band)

    • Funk (No Bass)

    • Funk (No Bass)

    • Funk (Full Band)

    • Funk (Full Band)

    • Funk (No Bass)

  • 16

    Jam Room Rock

    • Rock (Full Band)

    • Rock (No Bass)

    • Rock (no Bass)

    • Rock (Full Band)

    • Rock (Full Band)

    • Rock (no Bass)