Let me also add my thanks along with @howard and @joergkutter . . .
Just finished the course today after four and a half months, and it was an excellent experience, @JoshFossgreen!
It’s obvious that you spent a great deal of time and put a lot of thought into planning and implementing it. Your teaching style is relaxed and thorough, making the course fun as well as instructive! I appreciated the way you kept emphasizing and repeating key points throughout the entire course.
The GOOD: I did remarkably well towards the end, particularly with improvisation (which was my biggest concern at the beginning of the course). Learning the major and minor scales, the “funk box”, fingering techniques, and concepts such as roots and fifths, thirds, triads, octaves, etc. etc. were most helpful to me, and I think of them as a “language” with which I can now use to accurately communicate with bandmates. Bravo!
The BAD: A good deal of the “music theory” parts of the course was difficult for me to thoroughly grasp. I had never had any musical training until your course. Couldn’t tell a quarter note from a rest, time signatures, syncopation, etc. Now, at least, I have some grounding and can explore these areas more fully as needs be, as I continue to progress.
The UGLY: Try as I might, I completely failed at the “slap and pop” part of your course. After numerous attempts, I finally gave up and completed it using the standard fingering technique. I guess some “old dogs” just can’t learn new tricks . . .
Anyway, your course is certainly worth the money and I would definitely recommend it to others! Next, I will spend some time going back over parts of it to review my weaker areas, and to explore the Course Extras as well.
I look forward to continue improving my skills as a bass player, and to enjoy my time here on these Forums.
Thanks again and all best, Joe