Release that "inner bass player" trapped inside you!

Let us guide you toward becoming the bass player you've always wanted to be.

Learning To Play Bass Needn't Be A Frustrating Ordeal

How many times have you imagined yourself laying down the groove as the bass player in a band? You lock eyes with the drummer, who smiles approvingly at your nasty grooves. People are digging the music, their heads bobbing up and down. You know you're the one making everything feel so good.

In reality, though, none of that stuff is happening. Rather, you find yourself just standing there, totally unsure of what to do. Every bit of confidence you were counting on has gone out the window. This is not what you were expecting, or hoping for.

Then the doubt really sets in. You're starting to feel more and more dejected. You hear that voice in your head saying, "What am I doing here? I can't do this. Who am I kidding?"

You question why you spent all that money on a new bass, not to mention that amp with all the bells and whistles. Chances are you even picked just the "right" outfit to wear. You were all in. Now all that time and money are gone, down the drain. What a waste.

Sound familiar?

For Bass Players Only can help

Let For Bass Players Only give you the confidence to be the bass player you've always wanted to be. Not only will you become proficient with Scales & Theory, Sight Reading, Soloing, Slapping... but you'll also get tons of hands-on groove and play-along practice in Blues, Rock, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Latin, Reggae, and lots more. Our uniquely designed lessons will have you making steady progress, at your own pace, toward your bass-playing goals, regardless of your current level.

Get your no-risk, 15-day trial membership now!

Here’s What You Get When You Sign Up

When you become a member of FBPO, you'll immediately be granted unlimited, "all you can eat" access to our entire catalog of lessons and courses. You may be tempted to jump in anywhere and get started right away. And that's fine! Or, if you prefer, we also invite you to share your bass-playing goals with us, so we can help set you on a proper course to get where you want to go, quickly and efficiently. We also understand that, as much as you love the bass, your time may be limited, so we've structured our lessons into "bite-sized" chunks, usually 10 minutes or less. Most of our courses are made of approximately 10 lessons, so you can allocate your time in a way that best suits your schedule. Your goals might be something like, Become a better blues bass player in 3 weeks, or Get the basics of slap bass down in 90 days, for example. We see results like these all the time!

A few of the benefits of an FBPO membership:

Uniquely Effective Lesson Structure

Each lesson starts out relatively easy, then slowly becomes more challenging, little by little. The audio backing tracks, however, can be played with any portion of the lesson. So whether you want to work on the easy stuff, or the more challenging stuff, you can choose whatever you like. Work on whatever part of the lesson is appropriate for your level, until you’re ready to move up. It’s like having inspiration built in to every lesson!

Clear, Precise, Easy To Follow 

Every lesson begins with an overview from the instructor, detailing the objective of the lesson. Then a video demonstration is presented, at full tempo, with the band. Following a reminder of important areas to focus on, the instructor demonstrates the lesson again, this time slowly, with just bass and drums, and close-up camera shots of his hands. 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. We 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, or whatever, 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. Or 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 FBPO

For Bass Players Only members have come from nearly every state in the U.S. and close to 50 countries around the world. Our critically-acclaimed online courses, developed by world-renowned bassist and educator Jon Liebman, have helped an awful lot of people become better bass players.

Angela S


“It may blow your mind! The play-along tuition is fun, stretching, and addictive, when you get into it. Stick with it and your bass playing will go hypersonic!”

David D

New Jersey

"One would be hard-pressed to find any other method of online training to quickly and seamlessly learn to play the bass. If one follows and takes the time to master Mr. Liebman's instruction, the sky will be the limit in your talent, hands down."

Bob C


“In the sea of online bass lessons, Jon’s website stands out as one of the best, and his open accessibility makes one feel like a private student. These lessons are great for practice, and while they require work and effort, they also are fun.”

Is FBPO right for you?

At For Bass Players Only, we're all about making you a better bass player. Our critically-acclaimed instruction, covering numerous techniques, styles, genres, and play-alongs, will have you grooving like nobody's business! FBPO lessons and courses were developed by world-renowned bassist, educator and best-selling author Jon Liebman, who has helped over 125,000 bass players all over the world improve their playing. For a behind-the-scenes look at what's inside FBPO, be sure to watch the video at the top of this page.

About FBPO founder,

Jon Liebman

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, 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.

An FBPO membership is:


How much would you expect to pay to get the kind of comprehensive, practical instruction provided by For Bass Players Only? A good 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.

At FBPO, one low fee gets you unlimited access to all of our lessons and courses. We'll also provide you with all the guidance you need, and a roadmap for the most efficient path to take in order to achieve your bass-playing goals.

Get your 15-day trial membership now

When you join FBPO, you'll be able to check out all of our lessons and courses for 15 days, absolutely free. If, for whatever reason, you decide it's not for you, just cancel and you won't be charged anything. You've got nothing to lose. It's 100% risk-free.

High praise from the professional bass community

Jerry Jemmott

Aretha Franklin, B.B. King

"The lessons and videos in Jon Liebman's website are a great gift to us all."

Ed Friedland

The Mavericks

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

Will Lee

David Letterman,

The Fab Faux

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

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a beginner. Is that okay?

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

​What if I don't have a lot of time? 

Do you have anything for upright bass?

My sight-reading's no so hot. Is that a problem?

What if I still have more questions? 


Unlimited access to all our lessons and courses


20 /month


Unlimited access to all our lessons and courses


159 /year

Free Blues Bass book when you join by March 1, 2020

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A personal note from Jon Liebman

Having been a professional bass player for over forty 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 For Bass Players Only, 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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