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Over 100 hours of step-by-step online bass guitar lessons.

Whether you’re an experienced bassist, a seasoned pro or even if you’re just starting out, you’ll always know exactly what to work on thanks to our extensive course library.

Live Weekly Masterclasses

SBL is much more than just in-depth self study courses. There is also a huge live component to our platform. When you become a member you’re going to get access to weekly live-stream seminars brought to you by the biggest names in bass education. This is the first time bass players around the world have had the opportunity to study with some of the best bass players on the planet, from the comfort of their own home, in real time – with real time personal feedback. To be the best you can be we think you need to learn from the best.

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I haven't climbed Everest, nor have I been deep sea diving. I haven't even been to Timbuktu. But I have travelled to many far away places playing bass for some of the most talented musicians in the world, having the best time of my life doing so.On a deserted island, I'd go insane without music, film, my wife Lisa and son Storey. Creative thinking, the mastery of communication and story telling is what does it for me, but sharing all I have learned throughout the years of being a professional musician with the world is what really drives and inspires me.I'm a self confessed information addict. I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration. But most of all, I believe that by being ferociously driven and passionate about ScottsBassLessons I can make a difference to people's lives.
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I haven't climbed Everest, nor have I been deep sea diving. I haven't even been to Timbuktu. But I have travelled to many far away places playing bass for some of the most talented musicians in the world, having the best time of my life doing so.On a deserted island, I'd go insane without music, film, my wife Lisa and son Storey. Creative thinking, the mastery of communication and story telling is what does it for me, but sharing all I have learned throughout the years of being a professional musician with the world is what really drives and inspires me.I'm a self confessed information addict. I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration. But most of all, I believe that by being ferociously driven and passionate about ScottsBassLessons I can make a difference to people's lives.
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I haven't climbed Everest, nor have I been deep sea diving. I haven't even been to Timbuktu. But I have travelled to many far away places playing bass for some of the most talented musicians in the world, having the best time of my life doing so.On a deserted island, I'd go insane without music, film, my wife Lisa and son Storey. Creative thinking, the mastery of communication and story telling is what does it for me, but sharing all I have learned throughout the years of being a professional musician with the world is what really drives and inspires me.I'm a self confessed information addict. I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration. But most of all, I believe that by being ferociously driven and passionate about ScottsBassLessons I can make a difference to people's lives.
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I haven't climbed Everest, nor have I been deep sea diving. I haven't even been to Timbuktu. But I have travelled to many far away places playing bass for some of the most talented musicians in the world, having the best time of my life doing so.On a deserted island, I'd go insane without music, film, my wife Lisa and son Storey. Creative thinking, the mastery of communication and story telling is what does it for me, but sharing all I have learned throughout the years of being a professional musician with the world is what really drives and inspires me.I'm a self confessed information addict. I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration. But most of all, I believe that by being ferociously driven and passionate about ScottsBassLessons I can make a difference to people's lives.
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I haven't climbed Everest, nor have I been deep sea diving. I haven't even been to Timbuktu. But I have travelled to many far away places playing bass for some of the most talented musicians in the world, having the best time of my life doing so.On a deserted island, I'd go insane without music, film, my wife Lisa and son Storey. Creative thinking, the mastery of communication and story telling is what does it for me, but sharing all I have learned throughout the years of being a professional musician with the world is what really drives and inspires me.I'm a self confessed information addict. I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration. But most of all, I believe that by being ferociously driven and passionate about ScottsBassLessons I can make a difference to people's lives.
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I haven't climbed Everest, nor have I been deep sea diving. I haven't even been to Timbuktu. But I have travelled to many far away places playing bass for some of the most talented musicians in the world, having the best time of my life doing so.On a deserted island, I'd go insane without music, film, my wife Lisa and son Storey. Creative thinking, the mastery of communication and story telling is what does it for me, but sharing all I have learned throughout the years of being a professional musician with the world is what really drives and inspires me.I'm a self confessed information addict. I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration. But most of all, I believe that by being ferociously driven and passionate about ScottsBassLessons I can make a difference to people's lives.
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I haven't climbed Everest, nor have I been deep sea diving. I haven't even been to Timbuktu. But I have travelled to many far away places playing bass for some of the most talented musicians in the world, having the best time of my life doing so.On a deserted island, I'd go insane without music, film, my wife Lisa and son Storey. Creative thinking, the mastery of communication and story telling is what does it for me, but sharing all I have learned throughout the years of being a professional musician with the world is what really drives and inspires me.I'm a self confessed information addict. I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration. But most of all, I believe that by being ferociously driven and passionate about ScottsBassLessons I can make a difference to people's lives.
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I haven't climbed Everest, nor have I been deep sea diving. I haven't even been to Timbuktu. But I have travelled to many far away places playing bass for some of the most talented musicians in the world, having the best time of my life doing so.On a deserted island, I'd go insane without music, film, my wife Lisa and son Storey. Creative thinking, the mastery of communication and story telling is what does it for me, but sharing all I have learned throughout the years of being a professional musician with the world is what really drives and inspires me.I'm a self confessed information addict. I believe deeply in teamwork, community, and collaboration. But most of all, I believe that by being ferociously driven and passionate about ScottsBassLessons I can make a difference to people's lives.

If you want support, accountability, and to be part of an amazingly supportive online bass community, we’ve got you covered!

The Campus is our community forum here within ScottsBassLessons that’s going to connect you with thousands of other bass students just like you. Along side our world renowned course library and our weekly live-stream seminars with the incredible SBL faculty, we believe that our strong focus on peer to peer learning has also been a huge part of our students successes.

When you become a student here at SBL, no matter where you are on your journey to becoming a great bass player, you’ll be able to connect with, get direct help, feedback, motivation and support from your fellow students every step of the way.

Never before have bass students around the globe had such an incredible opportunity to become a student of the worlds first true online bass school.

Is it cool to learn songs from notation?

So I found this Jaco bass book that I really wanna buy, but I don’t know if I should be learning tunes from notation. Isn’t it better to learn by ear?

Using your ears is great, but pay special attention to dynamics and rhythm. Getting those things right will really make your bass lines groove. That’s what’s great about notation because it will map those things out for you.

Oh man! That’s exactly the kind of advice I was after! Thanks so much 🙂

Does ScottsBassLessons work for all styles of music?

Without being totally over the top… Hell yes!

When you become a student here at SBL you’ll quickly realise that every genre of music has something to teach us, whether it be Motown, Soul, Rock, Blues, Jazz or even black metal (yes – black metal!). There are unique styles of music being played in every corner of the world, all with their own sets of challenges and lessons to be learned.

That’s why we believe that every student needs to fully understand the core elements of what makes a great bass player, and then we help our students to channel those core elements into the different genre’s of music they want to focus on.

Trusted by 25,000+ students in over 140 countries

  • Joining the SBL Academy has helped me TREMENDOUSLY. I have never in my life felt this productive or focused as a musician.

    Taylor Lee

  • I love the more nuanced videos where Scott talks about letting the snare drum breathe. You can’t really get that from an instructional book!

    Maddie Jay

  • I was a bit stuck in terms of my progress when I first joined SBL, but the support I got from the community here has given me a huge boost!

    Daniel Wester

  • I really connect with the way that Scott teaches and the musical language he uses. I instantly knew that SBL would move my bass playing in the right direction.

    Glen Whitney

Who is Scott Devine?

 

With over half a million aspiring bass players from beginners through to full time professionals, studying his lessons every month, Scott is the most widely followed bass educator in the world.

He has taught thousands of students around the globe, lectured at multiple music schools and universities, and is constantly striving to take online bass education to the next level.

In 2010 he founded ScottsBassLessons.com which has quickly become the largest educational platform and community for bass players on the web. This created a completely new opportunity for bass students around the world, giving them the ability to study with some of the finest bass educators on the planet via self-study courses, real time live-streaming seminars, and receive direct video feedback on their bass playing.

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It’s so easy to get derailed by “the daily noise” and completely miss your goals. Your SBL dashboard will keep you on-track, focused, and is available 24/7 on any device.

Connect to an ever-growing list of tools and features in one easy-to-use display.

Your journey to becoming a better bass player starts here.

Learn at Your Own Pace.

With our flexible courses you have complete control over what you want to learn and when. Choose to follow one of our guided courses or pick your own starting point.

A One-On-One Experience.

Learn from the very best in the business. Our expert tutors are on hand to help you every step of the way. You can even drop a link to your site to see what people think.

Join The Community.

We’ve built a community right into the heart of SBL — connect with your peers and gain access to an incredible group of like-minded people.

Your Membership includes:

World Renowned Course Library

Access hundreds of hours of amazing, in-depth bass guitar lessons including hours of step-by-step instruction, live bands and much more from the biggest names in bass education.

Direct Feedback and Direction

You can get direct feedback and answers to all your burning questions from Scott, our awesome faculty and your fellow students in multiple ways such as Scott’s Monthly Feedback Masterclass, our weekly live-stream seminars and our community forum.

Monthly Challenges

Each and every month we have a brand new challenge that’s designed to make you a better bass player. The best thing about the challenges is that our whole community get’s involved, which creates a fun learning environment and accountability when you need it.

Weekly Live-Stream Seminars

Each week we host live-stream seminars with the likes of Gary Willis, Adam Neely, Ed Friedland, Rufus Philpot, Damian Erskine, Danny Mo Morris, Ariane Cap, Steve Lawson & Todd Johnson, plus many world-class educators.

The Bass Hang LIVE

This is Scott’s monthly live-stream seminar where you get to hang out with Scott and the rest of your fellow students for a full 2 hour session. Don’t worry if you can’t make it though – you can pre-submit your questions (and ALL questions are answered no matter what!)

Course Resources

Each course is accompanied by highly detailed workbooks including TAB and notation, and multiple backing tracks when needed.

Awesome Community

Connect with fellow bassists from around the world who are just like you in our community forum, The Campus. Our students are focused on getting their bass playing to the next level, but also on helping other students around them. They’ll be there for you 24/7.

The Academy Show

Our weekly show here at SBL where Scott discusses all the current news, community topics, challenges, what’s coming up… and watch out, Scott regularly goes off topic. These are a heap of fun!

Action Steps

Each lesson within SBL is accompanied by Scott’s specific “action steps” that layout the specific takeaways from each lesson, and also provide a solid framework to use after each lesson so you know how to keep focused and on track.

Students consistently overestimate how much they can achieve in one week… but drastically underestimate how much they can achieve within a year with the right guidance and support.

 

You can become the bass player you’ve always dreamed of being, but to get there not only are you going to need the right guidance and support, you’re also going to need to know what to focus on (and in what order!) to get your bass playing to the next level – and equally, what to avoid.

Are you ready to finally start seeing BIG improvements in your bass playing?

Do you want to learn from some of the best bass educators on the planet from the comfort of your own home?

Are you ready to believe that you can really do this if you just start believing in yourself and stop wasting time in that endless circle of procrastination?!

We’re waiting for you on the inside. You ready?

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