B2B Lessons

Hey guys, I found this site because of Josh’s videos on YouTube, and he discussed his Beginner to Badass series. I like the way he teaches, and I imagine his B2B lessons are the same style.

I’ve been around guitars and music for most of my life. I’m not exactly a brand new beginner (although that would probably make it easier for me because I’m having to unlearn bad habits). As Yoda said, “You must unlearn what you have learned.”

My question is, for those that have took the course, how much basics are covered? I know how to tune a bass, know standard tuning, that sort of stuff. My goals for learning bass is to eventually read sheet music, and be able to jam with a group of guys without having my hand held.

I just don’t want to pay for something to find out I already know half the stuff, know what I mean?

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Take the course. You won’t regret it. He starts out with the absolute basics but the stuff you described as being stuff you know is all in the very first module. He goes through all the fundamentals of bass technique, reading both tabs and sheet music, the basics of music theory up through diatonic chord progressions, 12-bar blues and so on; the more advanced modules cover things like slap and how to jam with a band. There’s a whole lot to the course.

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As @howard said definitely take the course. Yes there are some basics but it doesn’t take long before there’s plenty to get your teeth into

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You can find the list of topics covered in the course here: https://www.bassbuzz.com/beginner-to-badass/lessons-overview

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I have just recently bought the program. I was kind of worried about the same thing as you are @Sp33dSnakr. The beginning is going to be slow for people who have been playing for a while, but it picks up. I think the way Josh has chunked the lessons up with some theory then playing makes things go a lot better. In the B2B program you get to play along with backing track right away and it isn’t filled with playing and learning scales. I could go on and on, but I won’t. I’m not going to tell you to buy the program because it might not be for everyone, I will just say I am very happy I bought it. I’m really enjoying the lessons and I think it is making me a better bass player. I hope this helps.

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I appreciate all the responses.

Probably next paycheck or so, I’ll pick it up. Might even keep a journal/log about my progress and post it on here. Pardon in advance for the expletives. Will try for the 3 month course. :slight_smile:

EDIT: Yeah, screw it, I bought it anyway. Wish me luck.

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Perfect attitude, looking forward to seeing you in the Multiple Bass Disorder and the Gear Acquisition Syndrome threads later on :smiley:

Good luck!

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Scales are fun, one you start to understand them :wink:

Good luck, you won’t regret it!

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Good choice and good luck!

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You don’t need any luck!! Enjoy the course.

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The course goes from the absolute basics (I had never picked up a musical instrument in my life & at 60 decided to do it, so doesn’t get more basic than that) to very advanced and includes music theory. You can jump in anywhere you feel comfortable so it will definitely be a good course for you or anyone wanting to play bass.

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