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.

Jon Liebman

Founder/1st Bassman

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 BassPlay 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.

Start your membership now.

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.

Jerry Jemmott 

Aretha Franklin, B.B. King

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

Ed Friedland

- The Mavericks

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

Will Lee 
- David Letterman band


Am I too old to learn bass?

I don't know if I want to spend the money.

My sight-reading sucks! Is that a problem?

There's so much stuff. Where do I begin?

I'm a beginner. Is that okay?

Do you have anything for upright bass?

What if I don't have a lot of time? 

What if I still have more questions? 



A great way to get started!

$30 /month

  • Unlimited access to all Bottom Line Club lessons and courses
  • Hands-on grooving in a wide variety of styles, with my unique Groove Grower™ system
  • "Nuts & bolts" instruction on theory, sight reading, building bass lines, and more...
  • Downloadable PDF of every lesson
  • Looping audio track with every lesson, with everything but the bass!
  •  Direct access to Jon!

Get one month free!

$79 /3 months

  • Unlimited access to all Bottom Line Club lessons and courses
  • Hands-on grooving in a wide variety of styles, with my unique Groove Grower™ system
  • "Nuts & bolts" instruction on theory, sight reading, building bass lines, and more...
  • Downloadable PDF of every lesson
  • Looping audio track with every lesson, with everything but the bass!
  • Direct access to Jon!

Get 3 months free!

$270 /year

  • Unlimited access to all Bottom Line Club lessons and courses
  • Hands-on grooving in a wide variety of styles, with my unique Groove Grower™ system
  • "Nuts & bolts" instruction on theory, sight reading, building bass lines, and more...
  • Downloadable PDF of every lesson
  • Looping audio track with every lesson, with everything but the bass!
  •  Direct access to Jon!

14-day money-back guarantee.

You've got nothing to lose!


All new. The ultimate, step-by-step system for learning bass.

5 stages, each with specific action items and milestones for improving your bass playing.

Now included with membership to the Bottom Line Club!

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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!


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