BassBuzz YouTube Video Guide

Last Update: 01 June 2020

I have collected links to all the @JoshFossgreen BassBuzz instructional videos on YouTube with a reference to where they fit in the Beginner to BadAss course and a link to where they’re posted on the BassBuzz forum.

If anyone finds any broken links, spelling errors, or has any formatting suggestions to make it look more consistent, let me know in the comments.

If anyone finds something I’ve missed, you can help by replying to this post with these three pieces of information…

  1. Which Module does it go with
  2. BassBuzz Forum Link
  3. YouTube Link

…or you can just leave a comment and I’ll eventually figure it out.

MODULE 01

On BassBuzz - 5 Beginner Bass Myths (Busted)
On YouTube - 5 Beginner Bass Myths (Busted)

On YouTube - Bass Straps (Beginner Bass Basics)
On YouTube - How To Tune Your Bass (Beginner Bass Basics)
On YouTube - Basic Bass Plucking Technique (Beginner Bass Basics)
On YouTube - Basic Bass Fretting Technique (Beginner Bass Basics)

MODULE 02

On BassBuzz - 6 Bass Tone Fixes (Stop Sounding Like A Newb)
On YouTube - 6 Bass Tone Fixes (Stop Sounding Like A Newb)

MODULE 03

On BassBuzz - Beginner Bass Mistakes (5 Tips to Suck Less)
On YouTube - Beginner Bass Mistakes (5 Tips to Suck Less)

MODULE 04

On BassBuzz - Learn Your Bass Fretboard Notes (Easy Starter Method)
On YouTube - Learn Your Bass Fretboard Notes (Easy Starter Method)

MODULE 05

On BassBuzz - 3 Beginner Bass Riffs (You Can’t F*** Up)
On YouTube - 3 Beginner Bass Riffs (You Can’t F*** Up)

MODULE 06

On BassBuzz - 5 Levels of Bass Finger Exercise (Beginner to Advanced)
On YouTube - 5 Levels of Bass Finger Exercise (Beginner to Advanced)

MODULE 07

On BassBuzz - How to Learn Bass Scales (Become a Better Bassist, Not a Robot)
On YouTube - How to Learn Bass Scales (Become a Better Bassist, Not a Robot)
(Includes links to a ton of melodic bass tabs.)

On BassBuzz - 5 Simple Shapes For Infinite Bass Lines (Bassist Shortcuts)
On YouTube - 5 Easy “Shapes” for Kickass Bass Lines (Bassist Shortcuts)
(These are the same lesson regardless of the different names.)

On BassBuzz - Bulletproof Beginner Bass Fills (3 Simple Steps)
On YouTube - 3 Steps to Killer Bass Fills (for Beginners)
(These are the same lesson regardless of the different names.)

MODULE 08

On BassBuzz - Beginner Blues Bass "Survival Shapes” (Simple Method for 12 Bar Blues)
On YouTube - Beginner Blues Bass "Survival Shapes” (Simple Method for 12 Bar Blues)

On BassBuzz - Idiot-Proof Bass Chords (2 Easy Chords for Any Song/Jam)
On YouTube - Idiot-Proof Bass Chords (2 Easy Chords for Any Song/Jam)
(Includes using Nashville Numbers to help with composing.)

On BassBuzz - How to Play Bass with a Drummer (Foolproof Beginner Blueprint)
On YouTube - How to Play Bass with a Drummer (Foolproof Beginner Blueprint)

On BassBuzz - 5 Beginner Bass Lines to Show Off With (+How to Play ‘Em Right)
On YouTube - 5 Beginner Bass Lines to Show Off With (+How to Play ‘Em Right)

MODULE 09

On BassBuzz - The Blues Box (+7 Easy Formulas for Blues Bass Lines)
On YouTube - The Blues Box (+7 Easy Formulas for Blues Bass Lines)

MODULE 10

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MODULE 13

On BassBuzz - Idiot-Proof Beginner Slap Bass (Every F**king Detail You Need to Get Started)
On YouTube - Idiot-Proof Beginner Slap Bass (Every F**king Detail You Need to Get Started)

On BassBuzz - How to Slap & Pop Faster (Bad vs. Good Bass Technique)
On YouTube - How to Slap & Pop Faster (Bad vs. Good Bass Technique)

On YouTube - Older Josh Fossgreen Videos On Slap Bass

MODULE 14

MODULE 15

MODULE 16

On YouTube - The Secret To A Great Ear (no talent required)
(Ear Training from the Josh Fosgreen channel. He writes about it here.)

On YouTube - Transcribe! - How I Learn Songs Fast and Accurately By Ear
(Transcription Training from the Josh Fosgreen channel.

After Beginner To BadAss

On BassBuzz - Are You An Intermediate Bass Player? (Here’s How To Know)
On YouTube - Are You An Intermediate Bass Player? (Here’s How To Know)

Artist Series

On BassBuzz - 7 Reasons Flea is Awesome (with Bass Lesson Tips)
On YouTube - 7 Reasons Flea is Awesome (with Bass Lesson Tips)

On BassBuzz - Beginner Funk Bass Made Simple (Bootsy’s Funk Formula)
On YouTube - Beginner Funk Bass Made Simple (Bootsy’s Funk Formula)

On BassBuzz - 7 Reasons Steve Harris is Awesome (+Metal Bass Lesson Tips)
On YouTube - 7 Reasons Steve Harris is Awesome (+Metal Bass Lesson Tips)

General Information

On BassBuzz - Testing Out 10 Bass Gadgets (Wasted $$$ Or Worth It?)
On YouTube - 10 Gadgets to Make You a Better Bassist (Or NOT?)
(These are the same lesson regardless of the different names.)

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Great idea, @eric.kiser . . . :slight_smile:

I have a playlist of Josh’s YouTube videos, and will see what I can dig out for you!

Cheers, Joe

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Module 6

lesson 1

Fretboard Knowledge
On YouTube - https://youtu.be/tcok98Vk6uA

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Module 7

lesson 1

Scales
On BassBuzz - How to Learn Bass Scales (Become a Better Bassist, Not a Robot)
On YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PzUVcDkjX8

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Module 8

lesson 5

12-Bar Blues Progression
On BassBuzz - Beginner Blues Bass "Survival Shapes” (Simple Method for 12 Bar Blues)
On YouTube -https://youtu.be/CPjZeqtWVxc

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Module 13

lessons 1 -5

Slap Technique
On BassBuzz - Idiot-Proof Beginner Slap Bass (Every F**king Detail You Need to Get Started)
On YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMIGBQ8tBb8nWFa2fbZ83dm8HW7dYA-YH

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Thanks Joe! Very helpful.

I have all these entered in the original post. After reading through the stuff Josh posts with his videos on BassBuzz I think listing the Lesson # is getting more granular than needed. I’m going to take that out and clean up the OP.

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Great stuff, guys!!!

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OK, @eric.kiser . . . got it.

Glad I could help out, and I’ll continue to see what other links I can apply to this post and add them as I go.

Once again this is a great idea . . . nice to a have a central thread to link lessons and videos together :wink:

Cheers, Joe

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Yeah. I’ve been wanting to do this for awhile. The COVID-19 advisement’s just gave me the extra time to do it.

@JoshFossgreen Let me know if there is anything you don’t want on here. For instance, there is a link to some of your old slap videos.

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Module 7

lesson 3

Intro to Improvising
On BassBuzz - Beginner Funk Bass Made Simple (Bootsy’s Funk Formula)
On YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0gDK98JVAnQ

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Thanks for putting this together @eric.kiser! Looks good. There are a couple “BassBazz” entries that you may want to correct to “BassBuzz,” unless I have a mispelled doppelganger out there. :stuck_out_tongue:

Here’s the forum link for the Fretboard Notes vid - Learn Your Bass Fretboard Notes (Easy Starter Method)

I don’t mind links to my older videos! I like that you distinguished as “older josh vids” so people don’t click expecting my current production value and then find some punk 21 year old with a webcam and a bad hair cut. :PPPPP

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That punk 21 year old rocked it though with those videos, I like your vintage stuff! It’s neat seeing your evolution too as both a bass player and a teacher. Those old vids are like your first album releases, a little raw, but pure.

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Punk 21 Josh is worth seeking out just for the Don’t Stop Believin’ party trick

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Oh man. Thanks for catching that. Fixed. And thanks for the Fretboard link. Not sure why I couldn’t find it.

@Jazzbass19 Got it. Thank you.

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Okay. I think I have everything I originally intended to include and I’ll keep updating whenever new stuff comes out.

I did not include the bass and amplifier reviews and I didn’t scour Josh’s old YouTube videos looking for stuff to include.

If I missed anything from the BassBuzz YouTube channel or if anyone has an older Josh video they think should be included, please let me know.

Also, if anyone finds any broken links, spelling errors, or has any formatting suggestions to make it look more consistent, let me know about that too.

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Updated to include Josh’s new popping video.

Also, after going through the course again, I’ve moved some things around in the early lessons. This was only in places where Josh was more general about what module the video would go with.

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@JoshFossgreen Thanks for the Pin!

I was still trying to figure out how to keep letting new people know about this. Let me know if there’s anything you think I should change or add.

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Looks good to me @eric.kiser, thanks again for doing this!

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