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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at FBPO
A Behind-the-Scenes Look at FBPO
Regardless of your level, it’s almost impossible to know who you can trust when it comes to finding high quality, affordable bass instruction.
Whether you’re a brand new, “never-before-touched-a-bass” beginner, or you’re already out there, playing the bass – ya know, for money – when you become a member of “For Bass Players Only,” you’ll have a wealth of new “bassic” experiences at your disposal, including:
There are all kinds of reasons for becoming a member of FBPO. Here are just a few of the highlights:
We’re glad you asked! Several distinctive qualities make FBPO a one-of-a-kind resource for learning bass:
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. In your case, you’ll probably want to start with the Beginners and Easy categories. In addition, the “Bassics” category incorporates many of the fundamentals of bass playing and overall fingerboard mastery into some simple grooves we think you’ll enjoy playing. Each video includes demonstrations at both fast and slow tempos, giving you a chance to “nail” each piece while progressing at your own speed.
We can help you there too! This series includes a well-organized Sight Reading category that will take you through the process, step-by-step. In addition, all FBPO lessons will be enormously helpful in getting your reading together. For one, you’ll see each example demonstrated, first at full tempo, then slowly, so you can hear exactly what it’s supposed to sound like. Every selection includes not only standard music notation, but tablature (TAB) as well, giving you a head-start toward getting those notes under your fingers.
We recommend you wean yourself away from the TAB as quickly as possible, though, learning to read actual music notes. It will increase your level of professionalism immeasurably.
You bet! In addition to an entire category devoted 100% to upright bass, you’ll find lots of other examples perfectly suited to the upright, including several in the Jazz & Blues and Building Bass Lines categories.
Again, we’re here to help! You can start by telling us your bass-playing goals and we’ll help guide you through the process. Or, if you prefer, you can just dig in to one category at a time, depending on what you’re feeling on any particular day.
Constantly! While there are already tons of lessons to keep you plenty busy, we’re continually adding new lessons and courses all the time, covering all kinds of bass techniques, styles, genres, grooves, etc. As a member, we’ll keep you updated with all the latest and greatest info about our new lessons and features. By the way, a lot of our lessons are developed from requests we get from our members, so be sure to let us know what else you’d like to see on FBPO!
You can always reach out to us via the CONTACT link on this site. We promise to respond! Much of the time, you’ll actually hear back from Jon himself.
Jon Liebman is a world-renowned bass player, composer, author and educator. Jon has written nine best-selling bass instructional books, all published by Hal Leonard Corp., the largest print music publisher in the world. Jon’s books, with sales in the hundreds of thousands, have become a mainstay in the bass curricula of many music schools throughout the world. They’ve also been translated into multiple languages, including French, German and Japanese.
As an educator, Jon is held in very high regard among the worldwide bass community. Jon’s books have been endorsed by many of the biggest names in the bass world, including Jeff Berlin, Will Lee, John Patitucci, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan, Brian Bromberg, Verdine White, Steve Bailey, Rocco Prestia, Nathan East, Victor Wooten, Rudy Sarzo, Abraham Laboriel, Sr., Tom Hamilton, Tony Levin, Jerry Jemmott, Tim Bogert, Leland Sklar, Jimmy Haslip and many others.
The online bass instruction at FBPO, in addition to getting rave reviews from our members (see above), is heartily praised by the likes of Ed Friedland, Dann Glenn, Andrew Gouché, Ariane Cap, Gary Grainger, Bakithi Kumalo, Damian Erskine, Rich Appleman, John Clayton, Bjorn Englen, James LoMenzo, Michael Manring, Rufus Reid and many more! You can read more about Jon in his bio on the “About” page.
“So, what’s all this gonna cost me?” you ask
Plain and simple, you have three options:
Even the “fine print” is plain and simple! Here it is:
Once again, we’ve got you covered! All new members begin with a 15-day free trial. If you’re worried you won’t absolutely love it, you can cancel within 15 days and you won’t be charged anything.