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Online Bass Lessons

Ready to take your bass playing to the next level?

Join over 11,000 bass players just like you in the worlds leading bass education platform - packed with hours of step by step courses, live seminars, interviews and much more...

Over 30 hours of step-by-step courses.

Whether you're just getting started with playing bass, or you're an experienced player looking to expand your abilities - we have something for you in our course library. With over 30 hours of step-by-step training from Scott and other elite bass educators, our courses will help you to truly elevate your bass playing to the next level.

Playing Chords on Bass Guitar – The Definitive Guide
This course is the definitive guide to playing chords on the bass guitar. Scott talks you though his method of learning and using chords in your bass lines and solos.
Harmonic Layering – Arpeggios, Chord Tones & Scales
This course is a comprehensive guide to arpeggios, chord tones and scales with a focus of cementing their relationships in a way that will make them instantly usable within any musical situation.
A Masterclass in Bass Line Creation and R&B Bass
In this exclusive masterclass Danny Mo Morris is going to change the way you approach creating bass lines forever. Not only will you discover the underlying relationship between harmony and groove, you’ll also learn that when creating your own bass lines – rhythm is king!
The Definitive Beginners Guide to Bass Guitar
Whether you're just starting out or want a recap of the basics to make sure you haven't missed anything critical that could slow your development as a bass player, this course is for you! You're going to learn about the bass itself, equipment, EQ settings, technique, creating your own bass lines and much more!
A Masterclass in Time and Groove Development
Sense of time, groove and “pocket” is best developed by studying and understanding subdivisions and rhythm. Within this course you’re going to learn the very exercises that Scott developed and used to expand his own time feel and groove.
Essential Groove Techniques
As a bass player your understanding of the rhythmical relationship and interaction between the bass and other instruments within any ensemble is crucial. It can literally make or break you as a bass player.
Technique Deep Dive for Bass
In this course Scott takes you through some of his best technique exercises in a step by step manner to make sure you are playing your bass cleanly, fluidly and not hindering your progress in any way.
The Essential Bass Maintenance & Set-up Guide
As a bass player it’s a must that you can not only care for your instrument, but also understand how it works from a technical standpoint. You must know exactly how to make adjustments to your bass so the playability of your instrument is optimal.

...with new courses being added all of the time!

Weekly seminars from our expert faculty

Learn from the best to be the best, with our exclusive live seminars and training sessions brought to you by the biggest names in bass education every single week. These are totally live, interactive video sessions covering topics such as...

  • Bass line construction.
  • Getting your time & groove together.
  • Functional harmony.
  • Harmonic development for bassline improvisation.
  • Making Music with Scales and Arpeggios.
  • Getting into the soloing mindset.
  • Modal bass playing.
  • Triad inversions
  • And much more...
Expert Seminars

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Scott Devine

Ed Friedland

Danny Mo Morris

Todd Johnson

Steve Lawson

Zoltan Dekany

Damian Erskine

Phil Mann

Stefan Redtenbacher

Cody Wright

Steve Jenkins

You don't have to play alone, The Campus is part of SBL Academy

Be there with thousands of other bass players who are dedicated to being better bass players and better musicians.

Get feedback on your playing from a supportive community and see how quickly that takes your playing to the next level.

The Campus

Does the SBL Academy work for all styles of music?

Without being totally over the top. Hell yes!

When you join the Academy here at Scott's Bass Lessons you’ll quickly begin to learn that the grooves, bass lines and riffs from - Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country, R&B, Soul and even Black Metal (yes - even Black Metal!) are all built from the exact same core elements.

When you learn these core elements and understand how to approach and apply them on the bass you’ll be able to create great bass lines, grooves and fills, instantly - in any style you dare to tackle.

Who is Scott Devine?

With over half a million aspiring bass players from beginners through to full time professionals following his lessons every month, Scott is the most widely followed bass educator in the world.

In 2010 he founded which quickly became the largest educational platform for bass players on the web, and quickly followed that up in 2013 by creating the SBL Academy which has since become the largest and most popular bass-centric educational community in the world.

He has taught thousands of students around the globe, lectured and spoke at multiple music schools and universities, and is constantly striving to take online bass education to the next level.

Scott's Bass Lessons
Mark McClelland

"The SBL Academy has made me a 24/7 bass player. Since I joined my practicing has gone to a whole new level and with it my understanding of the instrument. Thanks to Scott's incredibly clear no-nonsense direction, enthusiasm and inspirational teaching, things I've been trying to get to grips with for years have suddenly come into clear focus."

- Mark McClelland

Paul Hutchinson

"You're thinking is this going to be worth it - it would be at twice the price! Relevant bass lessons from the most valued bass guitar tutor in the world, Scott Devine. He will infect you with passion for the bass like no-one else"

- Paul Hutchinson

SBL Academy members get all of the above and a whole lot more...

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