PLAYING MUSIC SHOULDN'T HURT!
Who says you can't learn bass with sore muscles, creaky bones, and getting old(er)?
Why deprive yourself of all the fun?
Does this sound like you?
Before we go any further, let’s talk about who the Bottom Line Club is for. Tell me if this sounds like you:
You love music. When you think back to your high school and college days and the music you loved so much, it brings back so many memories. You’d like to be able to play that kind of music, whether it’s rock, blues, soul… or maybe it’s a combination of a bunch of styles. In the meantime, you can’t believe how many years have gone by. But you still love your music.
To make things a little more complicated, your body, well, it’s not quite what it used to be. Maybe you’re dealing with arthritis, sore muscles, creaky bones, or some other physical challenges (welcome to the club!). It would be a shame if those things got in the way or you making music and having the kind of fun you deserve.
A quick story…
When I started the Bottom Line Club, I was just trying to develop an easy-to-follow, step-by-step framework for learning bass that students could enjoy at their own pace. I had no idea it would attract and retain so many people with arthritis, sore muscles, pain in the hands, neck, back, shoulders, and other physical challenges, who have found such joy and fulfillment in playing bass!
I started this website from a hospital bed, while I was being treated for a neurological movement disorder. The system that turned out to be my Groove Grower™ framework has hit the spot with so many people facing their own physical challenges, underscoring the fact that so much of what a bass player needs to do doesn’t require a lot of strain or undue stress on the fingers, the hands, the muscles, the bones.
Maybe playing the bass isn’t as hard as you think.
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When I first found this site I found out quickly that "This is the One." I've learned so much. Jon Liebman has a great personality and teaches like a friend. He doesn't show off, just teaches what you need to know. I'm very happy since joining this site.
Jeff B. - Illinois
Here’s What You Get When You Join the BOTTOM LINE CLUB:
When you become a member of the Bottom Line Club, you'll immediately be granted unlimited, "all you can eat" access to all lessons and courses in the Bottom Line Club library. You may be tempted to jump in anywhere and get started right away, and that's fine.
To get the most of your membership, though, and to get the fastest results, you'll want to start with the Growth Track.
Growth Track is your step-by-step guide, specifically designed to help you solve your bass-playing problems and achieve your bass-playing goals. As you move through the 5 stages of growth track, you can measure your progress with the action items and milestones that are part of each stage.
Once you become aware of exactly what you need to work on, you can take advantage of the lessons in the Bottom Line Club library. There’s a lot of information there, but it’s designed not to be overwhelming. Rather, it's structured to provide you with a set path, based on your needs and your goals.
A few of the benefits of membership in the BOTTOM LINE CLUB:
My unique Groove Grower™ System
With my Groove Grower™ system, each lesson starts a single idea, followed by several variations of that idea, with each variation slightly more challenging than the one before it. You can work on whichever variations are appropriate for your level until you’re ready to move up. The audio backing tracks, included with every lesson, can be played with any -- or all -- of the variations. With Groove Grower™ it's like having "built-in inspiration" included with every lesson!
Clear, Precise, Easy To Follow
Every lesson begins with an overview from me, detailing the objective of the lesson. Then I give a video demonstration, at full tempo, with the band. After that, I provide reminders of important areas to focus on - "Watch out for this; remember to do that" -- and I demonstrate the lesson again, this time slowly, with just bass and drums, and close-up camera shots of my hands, so you can see exactly how it's done. In both cases, the notation can be viewed at the bottom of the screen.
Download the PDFs -- Practice Anywhere!
Another extremely useful feature is a downloadable PDF, included with every lesson. I understand that it’s not always practical, or even necessary to practice each lesson in front of your computer, tablet, smartphone, etc. With this feature, you can print off a copy of the music notation, plop it on your music stand, table, etc., and practice to your heart’s content, any place that suits you!
Looping Audio Tracks With Every Lesson
Also included with every lesson is an audio track with everything but the bass. This way, you can practice any portion of the lesson you need, whether it’s the groove or the solo, the easy part or the hard part. Maybe there’s a particular excerpt you want to focus on. Each audio track is pre-programmed to loop back to the beginning after completing, giving you unlimited practicing – and grooving – ability!
Here's what people are saying about the Bottom Line Club
Members of the Bottom Line Club come from nearly every state in the U.S. and 50-some countries around the world. These critically-acclaimed courses have helped over 125,000 people become better bass players!
I've gone from zero music skills to being able to play with a fun group of musicians. The Bottom Line Club has added a lot of fulfillment to my life!
Mark S. - California
What a great learning vehicle Jon has created! The lessons offered here are so diverse and full of options, they just resonate with me!
Jim M. - Maine
I got the sense instantly that you are definitely concerned about my development on the bass, Jon. What you're offering is quite astounding!
Elex F. - New Jersey
Is the Bottom Line Club right for you?
At For Bass Players Only, I'm all about making you a better bass player. My critically-acclaimed instruction in the Bottom Line Club covers all kinds of techniques, styles, genres, and play-alongs. It'll have you grooving away like nobody's business!
With my unique approach to teaching bass, particularly with my own Groove Grower™ system, I've helped over 125,000 bass players all over the world improve their playing.
For a behind-the-scenes look at what's inside the Bottom Line Club, be sure to watch the video at the top of this page.
For Bass Players Only
Jon Liebman is a world-renowned bassist, composer, arranger, author and educator. He has played electric and acoustic bass in every imaginable setting, from jazz gigs and club dates to full-scale concerts in many of the world’s major performance venues.
Jon has performed and/or toured with everyone from José Feliciano and Julio Iglesias to Amy Grant, Cleo Laine, The Fifth Dimension, Eartha Kitt, Buddy DeFranco, The Drifters, The Platters, The Coasters, The Chiffons, and countless others. He has also supplied bass tracks for commercials, film scores, and major recording projects for companies that have included Ford, GM, and the NBA.
Jon is the author of several best-selling bass instruction books, including Funk Bass, Play Like Jaco Pastorius, and the wildly successful Bass Aerobics. A truly passionate educator, Jon has helped over 125,000 people all over the world become better bass players.
Membership in the BOTTOM LINE CLUB is:
How much would you expect to pay to get the kind of comprehensive, practical instruction you'll get by joining the Bottom Line Club? A decent private teacher seldom charges less than $40 to $50 per lesson. Some even get upwards of $100 for
every lesson. And if you go the college or university route, you can easily find yourself paying $20,000 per semester, or in many cases, much more.
When you join the Bottom Line Club, one low fee gets you unlimited access to the entire Bottom Line Club library, the off-the-hook benefits of the Growth Track, and the super-acclaimed results-getting Groove Grower™ system for learning bass.
You'll have everything laid out for you, with an organized, step-by-step path toward solving your bass-playing problems and achieving your bass-playing goals.
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It's 100% risk-free!
- 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.
- You've got nothing to lose. Guaranteed!
High praise from the professional bass community!
The lessons and videos in Jon Liebman's website are a great gift to us all.
- Aretha Franklin, B.B. King
Jon is a knowledgeable cat who has put together a great site for learning bass skills. Good work, man!
- The Mavericks
Jon Liebman is an indispensable conduit to us bassists around the globe, keeping the bass community vibrant and inspired.
- David Letterman band
Am I too old to learn bass?
In a word, "no." And I don't even know how old you are. I can tell you, though, that so many of my students are in their 50s, 60s, and 70s and they feel like they've waited long enough. You're not trying to be a rock star; you just want to play the bass. Imagine how much fun it would be to get together with your friends and just play some blues shuffles, classic rock riffs, some walking bass lines, maybe a little funk or R&B. The Bottom Line Club is the perfect choice for you. After all, 125,000 bass players can't be wrong!
I don't know if I want to spend the money.
I understand. But let me ask you this: How badly do you want to do away, once and for all, with the lack of confidence, the uncertainty, even the embarrassment you may be feeling whenever you get together with other people to play music and you just can't make it happen. You think your fingers are in the right places (for the most part) and you're playing the right notes (overall). But something's missing and you just can't pinpoint it. How much would you pay to be rid of all that frustration and start having some real fun, playing bass and making music? Only you can answer that. Remember, when you join the Bottom Line Club, you can try it out for 14 days, risk-free. If you decide it's not for you, I'll refund all your money and we'll depart as friends. Sound good?
My sight-reading sucks! Is that a problem?
I can help there too. In fact, the Sight Reading course in the Bottom Line Club will take you through the process of learning to read music, step-by-step. In addition, all of the lessons here will be enormously helpful for getting your reading together. As you watch each lesson demonstrated, both at full tempo and slowly, you can watch the music notation at the bottom of your screen.
Every lesson includes not only standard music notation, but tablature as well, giving you a head-start toward getting those notes under your fingers.
I do recommend, though, that you do eventually wean yourself away from the tablature and learn to read actual notes, note values, rhythms, etc. This will increase your reading ability immeasurably!
There's so much stuff. Where do I begin?
Start with the Growth Track. It'll help you quickly identify which stage is most appropriate for your level of playing. In each stage of the Growth Track, every lesson includes a downloadable PDF with specific action items and milestones. Growth Track will not only provide you with a step-by-step path toward solving your bass-playing problems and achieving your bass-playing goals, it will take the "overwhelm" away from the comprehensive scope of the Bottom Line Club library. If you still need help, reach out to me and I'll offer some suggestions.
I'm a beginner. Is that okay?
Absolutely. While some of the courses can get rather advanced, others are actually quite simple. Keep in mind that most of the bass lines you'll be called upon to play in the "real world" are simple. Regardless of your current level of bass playing, when you start with the Growth Track, which is the first thing you'll see on the "Members Only" page, you'll quickly find the best course of action that's appropriate for your stage of bass playing.
Do you have anything for upright bass?
Yes I do! In addition to an entire course devoted 100% to upright bass, you'll find lots of other lessons perfectly suited to the upright, including several in the Jazz & Blues, Building Bass Lines, and other courses.
What if I don't have a lot of time?
Who does?! At FBPO, I understand you have a busy life and it can be difficult to find the time to indulge in your desire to learn bass. My lessons and courses are structured so you can still make great strides, even if you can't spend hours and hours practicing. Most of my lessons are about 10 minutes or less. What's more, with the Groove Grower™ system, each lesson is structured in a "theme & variations" approach, so you can work, at your own pace, for however long you have. The amount of progress you make may surprise you!
What if I still have more questions?
By all means, please reach out, any time. You can click the "CONTACT" link at the bottom of every page. Or, just click HERE and tell me what's on your mind. Whether you've got questions, concerns, feedback -- good or bad! -- or anything else, let me know. I'll always welcome hearing from you!
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A personal note from Jon Liebman
Having been a professional bass player for over 40 years, I'm proud to share with you my time-tested approach to learning to play the instrument. I hope you'll become a member of the Bottom Line Club, so I can help you achieve your bass-playing goals, whatever they may be.
I'm incredibly proud of my students, who continuously demonstrate amazing results with their bass playing. I invite you to join us.
Let's play bass!