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Join over 125,000 bass players all over the world who are enjoying long-awaited feelings of expression and accomplishment with the guidance of Jon Liebman and his unsurpassed approach to bass education.


Critical acclaim for FBPO’s online bass lessons

Jon Liebman is an indispensable conduit to us bassists around the globe, keeping the bass community vibrant and inspired!

Will Lee

Jon Liebman is one of the foremost authorities in the world of online bass teaching and learning. He’s a great player and inspirational teacher who understands how to explain his art and craft to all levels of bass students.

John Goldsby​

Jens Vajen
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Jon’s passion for bass and education is well known from within the industry. Sites like this are why I am so excited for the developing players today. What a fantastic resource and opportunity for growth!

Damian Erskine

Jon is a knowledgeable cat that has put together a great site for learning bass skills. Good work, man!

Ed Friedland

Hello Jon. Man, I love your website! It will help bass players get to the level they need. Great job!

Bakithi Kumalo

Here’s what just a few of Jon’s

students are saying:

  • It’s all here: Funk, blues, jazz, rock and tons of theory wrapped up with high quality graphics and tablature played at two tempos, with a band to boot!

    Perry S.

  • Awesome job on your website! I was able to make music in the first lesson.

    John B.

  • If one follows and takes the time to master Mr. Liebman’s instruction with his amazing online course, the sky will be the limit in your talent. Hands Down.

    David D.

    New Jersey
  • Well organized, diverse, with clear and assertive explanations. An excellent tool for learning bass in various levels and styles. Thanks, Jon, for sharing your secrets and techniques with us.

    Renato G.



Looking for some additional inspiration? At FBPO, we’ve conducted hundreds (and hundreds!) of one-on-one interviews with some of the biggest names in the bass world, who know a thing or two about how to play the instrument. Here's an abbreviated list:

Chris Squire, Jack Casady, Michael Anthony, Rudy Sarzo, Geezer Butler, Gene Simmons, David Ellefson, Tom Petersson, Robert Trujillo, John Lodge, Tom Hamilton, Rex Brown, Dusty Hill, Ryan Martinie, …

Ron Carter, Charlie Haden, John Patitucci, Miroslav Vitous, Buster Williams, Dave Holland, John Clayton, Tom Kennedy, John Goldsby…

Christian McBride, Victor Wooten, Hadrien Feraud, Jeff Berlin, Billy Sheehan, Felix Pastorius, Brian Bromberg, Stu Hamm, Federico Malaman…

Chuck Rainey, Abraham Laboriel, Carol Kaye, Leland Sklar, Bob Babbitt, David Hungate, Neil Stubenhaus…

Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Rocco Prestia, Freddie Washington, Doug Wimbish, Freekbass, Verdine White…

Alain Caron, Mark Egan, Jimmy Haslip, Bunny Brunel, Percy Jones, Tim Landers, Tony Franklin

Gary Karr, Francois Rabbath, Barry Green, Jeff Bradetich, Larry Hutchinson, Terry Plumeri, Peter Askim

Paul McCartney, Lemmy, Bakithi Kumalo, Emmett Chapman, Mike Watt, Michael Manring, Dann Glenn …

Will Lee, Nathan East, Peter Cetera, John Myung, Rhonda Smith, Mark King, Bryan Beller, dUg Pinnick, …

Peter Frampton, Steve Miller, Carlos Santana, Scott Henderson, Steve Vai, Neil Young, Dweezil Zappa, Jeff Beck, Neal Schon, Rick Derringer, George Benson, Jimmy Page, Kirk Hammett, Phil X, Nile Rodgers, Steve Morse, Lindsay Buckingham, Marty Friedman, Mike Stern, Boz Scaggs, John Scofield, Steve Howe, Ritchie Blackmore, Vernon Reid, John McLaughlin, Nancy Wilson, Al Di Meola, Billy Gibbons…

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If you're looking for concrete, actionable tips for improving your bass playing, be sure to check out Jon's massively popular blog. Inspired by each FBPO interview, Jon’s weekly "Beyond the Interview" takeaways provide inspiration, encouragement and guidance, often with new ways of looking at playing the bass.


Make sure you become part of the FBPO community! That way you'll be kept up-to-date on all of our latest lessons and courses, as well as our interviews, blogs, features and breaking bass news.

I think For Bass Players Only is a great idea! First of all, having known Jon Liebman for decades, I can attest to his passion for the instrument and his broad interest and knowledge about different styles. And also his ability to discern the priorities of a bassist because he is one with an eye and an ear toward being foundational, but also very creative. It’s nice to have that authentic place where you can come hear from the bass players themselves by someone who’s a real bass players and who’s intelligent about all the things that we could possibly be into.
John Patitucci
Chick Corea, Wayne Shorter, solo artist
I enjoy getting ‘For Bass Players Only’ and I read it all the time. Jon Liebman is one of the first pioneers to really get a bass website done right. The bass community owes him a tip of the hat. Thanks, Jon!
Billy Sheehan
David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, The Winery Dogs
For Bass Players Only is a new, fresh place for the online bass community to gather. I highly recommend checking it out – and not just because I have an interview up there!
Bryan Beller
The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Dweezil Zappa
I want to thank Jon and FBPO for celebrating the pulse, the GROOVE, the low end. Bass players are the glue, and not always recognized. Through FBPO and its interviews, the tribe of BASS can thrive all as one!
Robert Trujillo
Metallica, Infectious Grooves, Suicidal Tendencies
FBPO is one of the most comprehensive resources I have seen out there for bass players. It contains elements from the bass-playing community that you can’t find anywhere else online. Jon Liebman has done an incredible job putting it together.
Adam Nitti
Kenny Loggins, Carrie Underwood, solo artist
FBPO is such a great place for the bass community to hang. So many diverse players and thoughts. Not many chances to dig such things in this day and age. Hang and enjoy. I do!
Leland Sklar
James Taylor, Billy Cobham… LA studio legend
ForBassPlayersOnly.com is a fine resource to all of us who love the bass. Come here often to see what is happening in the bass world.
Jeff Berlin
Bill Bruford, Frank Zappa, solo artist
For Bass Players Only! Come and funk with us, baby. On the one!​
Bootsy Collins
James Brown, Parliament-Funkadelic, Bootsy’s Rubber Band
Anything that keeps us informed and in touch with each other is a good thing. This website is a wonderful resource.
Victor Wooten
Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, Bass Extremes, solo artist
Wherever I am in the world or the day, FBPO lets me keep in touch with what’s going on in the bass world. Thanks to my old buddy Jon for linking us all together in Bass-Dom!
Stuart Hamm
Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, solo artist