First off, thank you @JoshFossgreen for putting this amazing resource together - your friendly teaching style and the concise yet super informative content packed into this course has indeed made me from an absolute beginner, who only picked up a bass four months ago, to someone who’s now able to play along to songs (my original aim), create my own basslines, tentatively transcribe some grooves, and more!
The course is so worth it - it really has all the essential information you need to get started, build good habits and technique, and gain enough music theory knowledge to confidently go off and carry on learning the instrument on your own. I chose the course because as a beginner, I wanted 1) a good practice structure 2) a reliable teacher who I could trust, and 3) to feel that I make tangible progress, and don’t stall or feel discouraged when I get to the ‘tougher’ modules. B2B delivered all this hands down - I genuinely felt inspired the whole time, and whenever there was a more challenging lesson, I just knew I WILL learn how to play this or that groove by trusting Josh’s methods, doing the workouts, and indeed, have fun and cherish the process!
Like others have said, I so wish this course was available when I was a teen, just around 15 years ago - it’s really like working with a teacher that’s physically with you (the amount of times Josh has said ‘remember to keep breathing’ as I’m about to suffocate while trying to play something really fast ) and it’s all very organic and laid-back.
Finally, you feel a real sense of accomplishment at the end of it - provided you put in the work, of course - and for an absolute beginner like me, to be comfortable with the instrument after just four months of practice, it’s such a great feeling. It’s an amazing hobby to have, and has changed my life for the better.
My course highlights, in no particular order - learning what a bass slide is in the very early lessons; being initially baffled by Billy Jean; learning Higher & Higher after four days of dedication and callus-building; the ta-dah moment after learning the C major scale; finding that yes, I could slap and pop if I wanted to (it’s not entirely my thing at the moment!); putting it all together in the final modules, and realising that when I look at the fretboard now, I don’t feel intimidated as I know how to find all the notes with relative ease.