For people over 50 who want to learn to play bass
When you join the Bottom Line Club, you’ll go from feeling frustrated and unsure about how to play bass to feeling confident in your ability to lay down a simple (but-powerful!) groove, and have more fun than you ever imagined!
Over 130,000 people have learned bass from Jon Liebman
Does any of this sound like you?
- You’ve always wanted to play an instrument but never got very far with it
- You’re frustrated about not knowing what to do or how to get started
- You’re feeling nervous about getting older and you're asking yourself, “If not now, then when?”
- You’re worried about your body being, well, not what it used to be and you’re concerned that those sore muscles, achy joints, etc., will hold you back
If it does, then you know:
- There’s a ton of stuff out there, including all those free YouTube videos. But do you really want to spend untold hours sorting through and testing everything, and still not be sure if you’ve hit on the right stuff? I doubt it.
- Other websites try to overwhelm you with content for content’s sake, leaving you feeling lost and bewildered. You wish there was a straightforward path to teach you what you need.
You don’t have to worry about that stuff any more!
Introducing the Bottom Line Club
The Bottom Line Club is considered by most to be the best and most practical membership program for learning bass.
In the Bottom Line Club, you’ll follow a step-by-step, time-tested framework that will have you laying down a feel-good bass groove from the very beginning - no matter how old you are!
You’ll start seeing results right away, making music and having fun!
I've helped over 130,000 people learn bass. Can they all be wrong?
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
The Bottom Line Club has what you need!
- Learn how to play your favorite styles of music, including classic rock, blues, shuffles, walking bass, funk, slapping, and lots more;
- Not only will you become proficient with your scales and theory, but you'll get practical guidance on what to do with “all those notes!”
- Get your sight reading together, once and for all, starting with tablature, then weaning away from it!
- Learn at your own pace, through my trademarked Groove Grower™ framework;
- Customize your practicing with the audio play-along audio tracks, with and without bass, included with every lesson;
- Download PDFs of every lesson so you can practice away from your computer or device!
Get unlimited access to:
- The entire Bottom Line Club library!
- The off-the-hook benefits of the Growth Track!
- My critically acclaimed, results-getting Groove Grower™ system for learning bass!
You'll have everything laid out for you, with an organized, step-by-step path designed to help you solve your bass-playing problems and achieve your bass-playing goals.
When I first discovered 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, he just teaches what you need to know. I'm very happy since joining this site!
Jeff B. - Illionois
What makes the Bottom Line Club different?
The Bottom Line Club is generally considered the best online membership program for learning bass. Here are 5 reasons:
It's ideal for people over 50 (and in many cases, people older than over 50!) who’ve always wanted to play a musical instrument but never got very far with it. Many BLC students dabbled in bass when they were in high school or college. Then, you know, life happened, requiring them to put it aside… until now!
It's straight to the point. You’ll learn right away how to lay down the musical foundation for the band and immediately discover the beauty of the bass in itssupportive role (the bass is NOT a “background” instrument!). You’ll be amazed at how even the simplest bass line can make the music feel great. The bass, after all, is the reason people get up and start dancing!
It's easy to follow. The Bottom Line Club will guide you toward finding your spot on the “Growth Track” spectrum, where you’ll learn what specific areas you need to work on for solving your bass-playing prioblems and achieving your bass-playing goals. Following specific action items with well-defined targeted milestones, you’ll move along a clearly explained sequence of steps that'll have you laying down simple, feel-good bass grooves right from the very beginning.
It's results-oriented. My trademarked Groove Grower™ framework inside the Bottom Line Club follows a theme-and-variations structure, where each variation is just a little bit more advanced than the one before. The audio backing tracks, included with every lesson, work for all the variations, the easy ones and the more challenging ones. That way, you play what you can and move up when you’re ready. This system is fantastic for achieving gradual, steady improvement!
It's proven. I developed the Bottom Line Club after my decades-long career as a professional bass player, touring, traveling, writing, and recording all over the world, learning first-hand what works -- and what doesn't. The Bottom Line Club is designed with the very system I've used to helped over 130,000 people learn bass. My bass instruction resources have attracted people from virtually every state in the U.S. as well as hundreds of countries worldwide. My method has also been a key component of the music curricula in the music programs of many colleges and universities.
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
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 Bass, Play 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.
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
My unique Groove Grower™ System
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. And you have the entire Bottom Line Club library available to do it! 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!
“I like the way you bring forth your courses in such a friendly, approachable way, Jon. It doesn't feel so frightening getting to grips with the bass!"
Angela S. - England
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.
When you join the Bottom Line Club, you get unlimited access to:
- The entire Bottom Line Club library
- The off-the-hook benefits of the Growth Track system
- The critically acclaimed, results-getting 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.
Joining the Bottom Line Club is super easy!
1. Click the "JOIN NOW!" button
2. Choose your plan
3. Start grooving!
A great way to get started!
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$79 /3 months
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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?
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.
You're never too old to learn something new, including bass!
How do I know my body can handle playing bass?
That's a very common concern. In fact, most of my students are "north" of 50, 60, 70...
A lot of my students are dealing with arthritis, tendonitis, pain in the hands, neck, back, etc. Many have had surgery.
With my Groove Grower™ framework, you'll start out playing some very simple grooves.
The variations within each lesson get increasingly challenging, but this happens very gradually. In other words, you can play what you're able to play and move up whenever you're ready.
Everything in the Bottom Line Club is self-paced. There's no pressure, there are no deadlines. Even if you stay with the easier examples, you'll still be making music and grooving.
People are constantly amazed at how impactful a super simple groove can be.
And it doesn't require a lot of wear and tear on your muscles and bones!
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?
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.
I'm a beginner. Is that okay?
Totally! 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.
What’s more, you can reach out to me anytime. I love helping people learn bass!
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 whole process of learning to read music, step-by-step.
In addition, all of the lessons in the Bottom Line Club will be enormously helpful for helping you get your reading together. As you watch my demonstrations of each lesson, both at full tempo and slow, 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 eventually wean yourself away from the tablature and learn to read actual notes and rhythms. This will increase your reading ability immeasurably.
There's a lot of stuff here. 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 prevent you from experiencing any "overwhelm" from the Bottom Line Club library.
If you still need help, reach out to me and I'll offer some suggestions. That's what I'm here for!
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 even some of the Rock lessons.
What if I don't have a lot of time?
I understand you have a busy life and it can be difficult to find the time to indulge 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™ framework, each lesson is structured in a "theme & variations" approach, so you can work, at your own pace, regardless of how much time you have.
The amount of progress you make may surprise you!
More questions? No problem! 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, or anything else, let me know. I love helping people with their bass questions!
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A personal note from Jon Liebman
Having been a professional bass player for over 40 years, I'm excited to share with you my time-tested approach for teaching bass.
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, especially those “north” of 50 or 60, often facing physical challenges, who continuously demonstrate amazing results with their bass playing. I invite you to join us.
Let's play bass!