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We’re Hiring! Join us as our head of marketing and growth

Ok friends. As you’ll probably know, SBL is growing like a weed… but it’s time to really turn up the heat and focus on taking what we’re currently doing to a completely new level. In short, we’re looking for a…

Faculty Spotlight: Jonathan Maron

As I’m sure you already know, I’m incredibly proud of the teaching faculty that we’ve assembled here at SBL. Our mission is simple: to provide you with the ongoing support and guidance you’ll need to really accelerate your bass playing….

4 Precision Basses… that’ll ROCK your world

In this lesson I’m going to show you ALL of my P basses (yep, I have a few!)… Which P’s I prefer… Why I’m obsessed with P basses… … And why I LOVE 4 string basses (it’s probably not what…

SBL Student Spotlight – Glenn Whitney

“For the life of me, I don’t know how I didn’t stumble upon ScottsBassLessons before. I instantly knew this was what I needed to move my playing in the direction I was hoping. I really connect with the way that…

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Faculty Spotlight: Rich Brown

Last month we kicked off our brand-new monthly SBL faculty spotlight feature with the mighty Steve Jenkins… This month’s spotlight sees Rich Brown take centre stage, who’s on the verge of releasing a brand-new course into the SBL course library…

Darkglass M900 Unboxing and Giveaway!

A brand new bass head just arrived at the studio (it’s REALLY cool!)… So, I thought I’d do an ‘unboxing’ video for you and put this new head through its paces to see what it can handle! ;) Make sure…

20 Essential Slap Bass Grooves Every Bass Player Should Know

To mark the release of Phil Mann’s Essential Slap Bass Rudiments Course within the SBL Academy, we’ve compiled 20 slap bass grooves that you must learn if you want to call yourself a true bass hero … Nearly every beginning…

SBL Student Spotlight – Taylor Lee

Having survived the recent SBL Study Piece Challenge, Taylor Lee tells Nick Wells how he did it. In our regular feature we’re going to be shining a light on a select few SBL students. Throughout the year, we’ll be catching…

SBL Student Spotlight – Fred G

We share a cup of herbal tea with FredG of SBL Academy Fame… In our regular feature we’re going to be shining a light on a select few SBL students. Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse…

Faculty Spotlight: Steve Jenkins

As many of the bass community already know, we have an AMAZING faculty here at ScottsBassLessons, simply put, some of the best bass educators in the world are teaching at SBL. Rufus Philpot, Todd Johnson, Ariane Cap, Gary Willis, Ed…

SBL Student Spotlight – George Lawton

“SBL has given me another learning hub and has been a constant source of inspiration. Scott’s basically created an Open University for bass! I love my course at the RNCM, but what Scott has created is incredible. My membership ‘aint…

SBL Student Spotlight – Deryl Gallant

Deryl Gallant chats to us about his influences, his bass gear and how SBL helped him to conquer Donna Lee. In this regular feature we shine a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to…

Interview With The Legendary Bassist – Victor Wooten

I’m on holiday with the family right now (and LOVING it!), but, I really didn’t want to skip a week and not send you anything… so, I thought I’d treat you to something I usually keep only for members of…

SBL Student Spotlight – Ben Walker

Nick Wells meets Ben Walker, bandleader, sideman and trainee gym instructor. In this regular feature we shine a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to watch.’ Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with…

SBL Student Spotlight – Daniel Wester

Nick Wells and Medicine X bassist Daniel Wester sit down to discuss all things bass. In this regular feature we shine a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to watch.’ Throughout the year, we’ll…