You're never too old and it's never too late to experience the joy and the pleasure of making music.

Which of the following best describes you?

  • It's a struggle to play a good bass line that sounds and feels good.
  • You can't move up and down the bass fingerboard without getting lost.
  • You wish you had a better understanding of music theory.
  • You feel like you don’t know where the song is going or what to do next.
  • You're afraid you might be too old to learn how to play the bass (we gotta talk!)
  • All of the above

Imagine being able to conquer (or disprove!) those problems by following a solid plan with an experienced guide.

Introducing the Bottom Line Club

The Bottom Line Club is generally considered the premier site for learning bass online.

Membership includes practical, step-by-step courses for building bass technique, applying music theory concepts, and learning how to lay down a solid, feel-good bass groove in any style.


The whole experience is WAY exceeding my expectations! I can finally stop scouring the internet for material to learn bass because it's all right here in the Bottom Line Club!

Grayden P. Australia

The Bottom Line Club will help you:

  • Lay down a good bass groove with confidence.
  • Become proficient in a wide variety of musical styles.
  • Get familiar with the bass fingerboard so you never get lost.
  • Build awesome bass technique.
  • Learn music theory concepts in a way that’s easy to understand.
  • Know what to do after practicing all those scales and apply the that skill toward actually making music!
  • Become familiar with common song forms and chord progressions so you can predict where a song’s likely to go next.
  • Get your sight reading together, once and for all!
  • Learn how to build your own music “vocabulary”
  • Understand the secrets behind playing a great bass solo.
  • Go to town playing rock riffs, blues shuffles, walking bass lines, funk, R&B, slapping… the list goes on.


I got the sense instantly that you are definitely concerned about my development on bass, Jon, and that’s very important to me. What you’re offering is quite astounding.

Elex F. New Jersey

What makes the Bottom Line Club different?

  • It's one of a kind. I bring a unique perspective to learning bass. With 40+ years of real-world experience in pretty much every imaginable musical situation – from bullrings in Guatemala to Tokyo’s spectacular Suntory Hall – I’ve learned, sometimes the hard way, what works and what doesn’t when it comes to being a bass player. I want to pass that knowledge along to you.

  • There's no fluff. Unlike other sites, I don’t believe in content for content’s sake. While there’s plenty to keep you busy in the Bottom Line Club, every lesson and course in the membership is designed for you to attain practical, hands-on skills to help you build real results you can use.

  • It's fun! I believe learning bass should be fun! My lessons are presented in a friendly, upbeat manner, where I’m talking to you and not at you.

  • It's well organized. I don’t just throw everything at you and let you fend for yourself. I’ll start you off with the Growth Track, where you’ll follow a set of specific action items for attaining well-defined milestones, targeted for your level, all at your own pace.

  • I won't leave you high and dry. You can reach out to me anytime with your questions, problems, concerns. I’m very approachable and I love helping people learn bass! I’ve even been told that I make people feel like they’re my only student.

  • It has everything you need. With my proven track record in the professional music scene, as well as having taught over 130,000 people how to play bass, I’m happy to provide you with my “secret sauce” for understanding of what’s required of you as a bass player and how to give a song just what it needs.

  • It works! My method is highly acclaimed and it really works. For Bass Players Only has garnered tons of testimonials, not just from members, but from the professional bass community too, including people like Will Lee, Jeff Berlin, Billy Sheehan, and Jerry Jemmott.


I joined the Bottom Line Club After I had surgery on my shoulderI have learned a lot and I have come a loooong way!

Verlon D. Ohio

Jon Liebman and For Bass Players Only have been featured in:

"You're never too old and it's never too late to experience the joy and the pleasure of making music." - Jon Liebman

Hi, I’m Jon Liebman
Founder & 1st Bassman

I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to help people learn bass.

My music career has taken me all over the world and I'm privileged to have played bass in every imaginable setting, from jazz gigs and club dates to Broadway shows and full-scale productions at some of the world's biggest concert venues.

I had a blast playing with Eartha Kitt, Cleo Laine, The Fifth Dimension, Amy Grant, José Feliciano, Julio Iglesias, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, The Chiffons… I also got to lay down bass tracks for lots of commercials and films, as well as some cool projects for Ford, GM, and the NBA.

In addition to my online bass resources, I’ve written 10 best-selling bass books, including Funk Bass, Play Like Jaco Pastorius, and Bass Aerobics. All told, I’ve helped over 130,000 people all over the world learn bass.

Benefits of a Bottom Line Club membership include:

My trademarked Groove Grower™ framework, proven to deliver massive bass-playing results!

Downloadable, printable PDFs of the music notation for every lesson so you can practice anywhere, anytime.

5-stage Growth Track series with specific milestones and action items, making goals unquestionably clear!

Variable-speed audio tracks with every lesson, allowing for optimum practice with all variations.

Here's What You Get:

When you join the Bottom Line Club, you get unlimited access to:

  • The entire Bottom Line Club library of bass lessons and courses
  • Results-driven benefits of the self-paced Growth Track system
  • Critically acclaimed Groove Grower framework for learning bass
  • Hands-on learning and grooving in a wide variety of styles (rock, blues, jazz, funk, R&B...)
  • "Nuts & bolts" instruction on music theory, sight reading, building bass lines...
  • Downloadable, printable PDFs of every lesson
  • Variable-speed, looping audio tracks with every lesson
  • Direct access to me!

Everything is laid out for you in an organized, step-by-step path designed to help you solve your bass-playing problems and achieve your bass-playing goals.


Jon's lessons will blow your mind! Stick with them and your bass playing will go hypersonic!

Angela S. Great Britain


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  • When you join the BOTTOM LINE CLUB, you'll be able to check out all of my lessons and courses for 14 days, totally risk-free! 
  • If, for whatever reason, you decide it's not for you, just cancel within 14 days and I'll refund your money.
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The whole experience is WAY exceeding my expectations! I can finally stop scouring the internet for material to learn bass because it's all right here in the Bottom Line Club!

Thomas S. New Jersey

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I too old to learn bass?

How do I know my body can handle it?

I'm not sure I want to spend the money.

I'm a beginner. Is that okay?

What if I change my mind?

My sight-reading sucks! Is that a problem?

There's a lot of stuff here. Where do I begin?

Do you have anything for upright bass?

What if I don't have a lot of time? 

What if I still have more questions?

High praise from the professional bass community too!


Jon Liebman is one of the first pioneers to really get a website done right. The bass community owes him a tip of the hat. Thanks, Jon!

Billy Sheehan


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

Will Lee


For Bass Players Only is such a great place for the bass community to hang. Not many chances to dig such things in this day and age. Hang and enjoy. I do!

Leland Sklar


I want to thank Jon and For Bass Players Only for celebrating the pulse, the GROOVE, the low end so the tribe of BASS can thrive all as one!

Robert Trujillo (Metallica)

A personal note from Jon Liebman

Jon Liebman

A lot of people think they're too old or it's too late for them to learn how to play an instrument.

I created For Bass Players Only for adults who want to learn bass, because I believe you're never too old and it's never too late to experience the joy and pleasure of making music.

With my time-tested system for learning bass, even students with arthritis, tendonitis, and other ailments have gotten incredible results with their bass playing, just by learning to lay down a simple, feel-good bass groove.

I hope you'll become a member of the Bottom Line Club, so you can stop feeling frustrated and disappointed about how you've never really learned to play an instrument well, and start feeling the joy and pleasure that comes with playing music that you love.

Let's play bass!


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