FREE TRIAL OFFER! Try the SBL Academy for 14 days, FREE of charge! Limited time offer. Click here

Online Bass Lessons

The latest Notes bass lessons...

SBL Student Spotlight – Steve Graham

In our new weekly feature we’re going to be shining a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to watch.’ Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established…

SBL Student Spotlight – Ken Farrell

Welcome back to our regular feature where we showcase a student from SBL. Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established talent to air their thoughts and experiences about bass playing, tunes and…

SBL Student Spotlight – Matt Agius

In the second instalment of our new Student Spotlight feature, we’re talking to Empra’s bassist Matt Agius about his evolution as a bass player. Don’t forget, we’re going to be catching up with as many SBL members as we can…

SBL Student Spotlight – Maddie Jay

In our brand-new feature, we’re going to be shining a light on a select few SBL students regarded by many as ‘ones to watch.’ Throughout the year, we’ll be catching up with a diverse set of breaking and established talent…

Take your bass playing to the next level with the SBL Academy

Kick-ass training courses, action plans, regular bass hangouts, exclusive interviews PLUS help and support from a huge community of over 8,000 bass players just like you...

Click here to take the tour

How to play bass *FAST*… 5 ultimate tips…

=== Ok… let’s talk about playing fast… really FAST! I’ve now got my technique to the point where I’m pretty happy with the speed and fluidity I can achieve on the bass… The gag is, my technique and speed used…

What to upgrade first… your bass or your amp?

=== One question that comes up over and over is… “what should I upgrade first… my bass or my amp”? I have a really strong opinion on this topic – so if you’ve ever wondered what and exactly why you…

Why ALL Bass Players *Should* Use a Pick

=== If you’ve been playing bass for any length of time you’ll already know that there’s a lot of controversy around the whole “bass players using a pick” argument… Well, in this video I want to talk about why all…

The Jazz Bass Vs P Bass Thing…?

The Jazz bass vs Precision bass thing is a question that comes up regularly simply from the fact that they are two of the longest standing bass guitar designs there are. The gag is… when you look into it, the…

Why You *Shouldn’t* Go To Music School

=== So, while I sit here writing this post I’m sat in a studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn working with some of the coolest and most respected bass players on the planet… Cody Wright, Rufus Philpot and Damian Erskine have already…

Top 5 Myths About Learning Bass

=== I’ve been playing bass now for around 20 years, which has been long enough for me to hear about every bizarre myth there is when it comes to learning the bass… I thought it’d be fun to film a…

Kai Eckhardt Joins Scott’s Bass Lessons!

Having recently announced the addition of Gary Willis to the ScottsBassLessons teaching faculty, today we’re welcoming the one and only Kai Eckhardt! A star sideman to the likes of John Mclaughlin and Billy Cobham, Kai has enjoyed an incredible career…

My bass collection… ALL of them

I regularly get asked to make a video showing my entire bass collection… And over the last 20 years I’ve accumulated quite a few cool and unique one’s… • semi acoustics • some with completely flat fretboards (I know -…

SBL Bass Workshop at London Bass Guitar Show 2017

Held from the 4th – 5th of March, the London Bass Guitar Show will see hundreds of bassists descend on London’s Olympia for a feast of noise, new gear and incredible live acts. While the likes of David Ellefson, Stu…

Kala U-Bass – first thoughts – and the weird slidey tuning thing?!

=== So, a Kala-U bass… I’ve been wanting to get my hands on one of these for SO long. After watching so many fantastic players over the last few years get such a great tone out of them, when my…

Gary Willis Joins Scott’s Bass Lessons!

Are you ready for this?! SBL is about to enter into an amazing new chapter as we get ready to welcome Tribal Tech bass legend Gary Willis to the SBL teaching faculty! As a founder of jazz fusion unit Tribal…