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

You could be missing out on something truly amazing!

Do you suffer from any of the following?

  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Recovering from surgery
  • Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Shoulder pain
  • Or any of those other annoyances that creep up on us as we get older?

You shouldn’t have to miss out on learning to do something you love!

Bottom Line Club members are consistently blown away by their ability to lay down a simple, feel-good bass groove, despite symptoms like these.


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

Make your age irrelevant

Playing bass is not nearly as physically demanding as most people think

  • Don’t just listen to the music you love – play it!
  • Chances are you can do more than you think. Find out!
  • Go from frustrated and unsure to confident and able!

Let me be your guide

I get it.

I know that’s it’s like to have arthritis.

I’ve got a bad back.

I’ve got a neurological movement disorder that’s affected the entire right side of my body.

I’ve also figured out how even a super simple bass line with the right feel can have a profound impact on the music and 100% satisfy the role that’s expected of a bass player.

Let me show you how.

I’ve written books on the subject.

I’ve given countless clinics, masterclasses, and webinars all over the world.

I’ve helped over 130,000 people learn bass, many of whom are dealing with all kinds of physical challenges.

Let me help you too.

Jon Liebman


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

Get started now

It's just 3 easy steps:


Join the Bottom Line Club

As a member, you’ll be guided through the entire bass-learning process, right from the start.


Watch the "Start Here" video

Follow the step-by-step instructions in the Growth Track. It's  all laid out, easy and clear!


Play bass!

Enjoy unlimited access to the complete Bottom Line Club library of lessons and courses.

What makes the Bottom Line Club different

At For Bass Players Only, I know you to learn bass so you can experience the joy and pleasure of playing music that you love. In order to do that, though, you need someone to guide you through the process.

The problem is, you feel like you might be too old or it might be too late for you to learn how to play an instrument. What’s more, you might be dealing with things like arthritis, tendonitis, shoulder pain, or any number of things that creep up on our bodies once we’re “north” of 50.

The thought of never learning to play an instrument is frustrating and disappointing, to say the least.

So, I created a membership series called the Bottom Line Club because I believe you’re never too old and it’s never too late to experience the joy and pleasure of making music. I also believe most people can do more than they think, even if they’re dealing with physical challenges.

Personally, I understand what it’s like to have arthritis, a bad back, and other bodily woes. I also have a neurological movement disorder that’s affected the entire right side of my body. But I figured out how to continue playing bass in spite of those things, and I want to pass that ability along to you.

Having been a professional bass player and educator for over 30 years, I’ve developed my own system for teaching bass, which I’ve used to help over 130,000 people.

A lot of people think you need superhuman chops or the ability to perform all kinds of acrobatic feats in order to be a good bass player. Not at all. You can make the music feel amazing if you know how to play a simple bass line with the right feel.

I’ve seen countless students thoroughly surprise themselves when they discover how good they can make the music feel just by playing a simple bass groove. And that includes students with arthritis or any of that other stuff!

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Watch the “Growth Track” video

The “Growth Track” will give you clarity and direction of what you’re setting out to achieve, as well as helping you determine your starting point.

Step 2: Action items and milestones

Each stage of the “Growth Track” includes a specific list of action items for you to follow and targeted milestones for you to achieve, as well as a way to determine whether or not you’ve achieved them.

Step 3: Access the Bottom Line Club library

The BLC library contains self-paced courses on bass technique, music theory, sight reading, etc., as well as specific styles, including rock, blues, jazz, R&B, etc.  

Join the Bottom Line Club so you can stop feeling frustrated and disappointed and start feeling the joy and pleasure of being able to play music that you love.


I saw immediately that I liked Jon's teaching method. It's really beneficial for those of us who have situations with our hands.

Thomas S. New Jersey

About Jon

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 José Feliciano, Julio Iglesias, 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 many companies, including 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 130,000 people all over the world become better bass players.

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

Benefits include:

Unique Groove Grower Framework 

With my Groove Grower system, each lesson starts a single idea, followed by several variations, 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!

Growth Track sequence

Growth Track is a 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 in Growth Track, you can measure your progress with the action items and milestones in each stage, with  the entire Bottom Line Club library at your disposal! Growth Track is possibly the biggest single improvement ever added to the Bottom Line Club!

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, in 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 You Get

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

  • The entire Bottom Line Club library
  • Results-driven benefits of the Growth Track system
  • Critically acclaimed Groove Grower™ framework for learning bass.
  • Hands-on grooving in a wide variety of styles
  • "Nuts & bolts" instruction on theory, sight reading, building bass lines, and more...
  • Downloadable PDFs of every lesson
  • Looping audio tracks with every lesson, with everything but the bass!
  • Direct access to Jon!

Everything is laid out for you, with an organized, step-by-step path for solving your bass-playing problems and achieving your bass-playing goals.


1. Click the "JOIN " button

2. Choose your plan

3. Start grooving!


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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!

Grayden P. Australia

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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!



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? 

I still have more questions.

High praise from the professional bass community!


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

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 people over 50 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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