Scott bass lesson vs thebassist.net pick?

Hello all!!!

So I am looking at getting a subscription service from either https://scottsbasslessons.com Or https://thebassist.net/
I am at a loss of what one to pick could anyone that has used or uses one or both give me pros/cons personal opinions? I am just not sure what one will give me the maximum profit for my expense.

Thanks!

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Hi @Aldwinn88, To be honest I have no idea but Scott just shits me because he seems to always just showcase Scott… He explains very little, very quickly then fills his vids with him showing off his playing… just my opinion.

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@russki98 Thanks, like i said Opinions are very welcome!!!

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I’d check out talkingbass instead, myself.

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i use that also, there is alot of free stuff there that is great! @howard

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Scott has a trial period… sign up and check it out and then decide! :grinning_face_with_smiling_eyes:

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i did months ago but i was unable to utilize it :frowning:

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Another one worth checking out is StudyBass. It’s free and Andrew is a very good instructor.

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In all honesty, I think it’ll depend on what you want to get out of your membership with them. Watch their free stuff an decide which seems like a better fit - check out their syllabus’ and see which is a better match for what you’re looking to learn.

I’m not familiar at all with thebassist.net, but I enjoy Neeley’s videos that I’ve seen. Scott’s seems to ramp up too quickly for my taste/ability, but I have no idea how comfortable you are with his lessons.

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Thanks everyone for the advice. I defiantly am going to look through their courses before I make a final decision. I will post my decision on here once I do make it and the reasoning why I went with whom I did.

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and please follow-up later with how it all went and what you think of it after you’ve gone through it… Good luck!

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I ‘ve got Scott’s and after the initial surge of the first 5 or so sections of the players path I hit a brick wall.
You have to either print the music for the songs or memorise them as the on screen tabs/music don’t keep up between pages.
Scott is a nice enough guy although very self promoting and personally he reminded me of the bloke at the end of the bar I’d punch in the face after he irritated me all night :joy:
But I have anger issues

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I signed up over at Scott’s the other day for the free trial. I admit he kind of comes off the wrong way but I have learned a few things from the courses I have taken so far. I am going to hang out there for a while until I master some more of the chord tones/Arpeggios and some of the phrasing he has. I doubt I will stay because like many courses I get bored quickly studying the same old stuff over and over. When I was a young guitar player I remember taking lessons for the first two years. I had a great older teacher who taught a lot like Victor Wooten teaches. He would teach me through songs, I would bring in a song we would learn it by ear, and focus on the elements that we learned while playing.

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Hey, you should check out Josh Fossgreen - He is THE best online instructor thus far. :wink:

SBL - NOPE… takes far too long to get to any point. I did the free trial once and saw his youtube vids - unless you have hours and hours to sit and watch videos with your bass on your lap doing nothing - then a 5 minute playing lesson, then listen to him for another 12 minutes - nope - i aint got time for that BS. I am sure he is a wealth of knowledge, but the focus is not for the player to learn ‘quickly’ - its to keep subbing for another year and another year etc etc IMO
FBPO (for bass players only) Jon Leibman is a good choice - I sub to his stuff as well - he gets to the playing FAST…maybe a smidge too fast - but hey, if i want to ‘get er done’ - he is a good choice. He has a soft demeanor while teaching and his site is easy to navigate.
Another one that is VERY good - but pricey…is TMBG (teach me bass guitar) The instructor is a tad monotone and it leans towards the blues/country styles - but it is incredibly well thought out on screen - finger placements etc.

That’s all i got :slight_smile:

*I am still struggling with my recent broken hand(twice) - now dexterity is garbage - so, i have to be patient…i am NOT good at that apparently. :slight_smile:

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@Graphics1988 Ouch that sucks… I dislocated my Left pinky at the middle knuckle (i am right handed) when i was in high school. Ever since then I have been unable to incooperate that 1 finger in my playing it hurts to use and I have tried all sorts of exercises. I have gotten to be quite fast and my span from the other 3 fingers is impressive to say the least.

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You do realize which forum you are on, right, @Graphics1988?? :joy:

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Thanks for those two. I’d not discovered them yet.

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Sure do - it was a joke. lol…three coffees will do that to ya

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Haha, yeah, OK, should have seen that “winkie” there at the end of your statement…

Fooled me there for a second :grin:

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pain isn’t it. I broke my left arm as a kid and I can’t quite make a fist with my index finger and it tends to stick out straight when I’m not using it. I suppose if we were bass gods fans would think us as having a unique style :slight_smile:

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