Teach Me Bass Guitar – Lesson 16

Lesson 16 Teach Me Bass Guitar

Having completed Lesson 16 of Roy Vogt’s Teach Me Bass Guitar has me feeling like I am in the home stretch.  It’s been a longer journey than I anticipated, but I can’t say I regret a second of it. Just 4 more lessons to go!

Lesson 16 of TMBG takes us into what Roy refers to as “The Working Bassist’s Toolkit” which focuses on skills a bass player will need to have if they want to play professionally.   The first lesson in the toolkit stresses the importance of learning to sight-read.  Roy discusses Tablature (TAB) and while it can be useful for beginners, it is not something that you will encounter in an arrangement or professional working situation. read more

Teach Me Bass Guitar – Lesson 14 Review

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The Journey

Before I get into my review of Lesson 14 of Teach Me Bass Guitar I would like to talk a little about my journey so far. Looking back I am realizing that it has been more than 5 years since I started My Journey with Teach Me Bass Guitar. In that time I have had numerous ups and down in my life, but have continued to work through the course at my own pace. Upon completing Lesson 13 and returning from Roy Vogt’s Bass Boot Camp in 2013 I decided that I rushed through too many of the lessons and that I would start the course over. Working through the course a second time I feel I had a greater understanding of the concepts presented and thus got lot more out of it than I did the first time.  This journey has taken me longer than I ever anticipated, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.  I have learned so much about music and playing bass, and met so many incredible people along my path, I wouldn’t have it any other way.  Today I am proud to say that I have worked my way back through to Lesson 13 and am close to completing Lesson 14.  To some it may seem long over due, but to me it seems just about right. read more

Teach Me Bass Guitar Goes Digital

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Teach Me Bass Guitar, Roy Vogt’s comprehensive, effective and entertaining self-paced bass guitar instructional course is now available for Streaming and Digital Download.

Several options are available to get you going right away.  You can order the full course, bundles for beginner, intermediate, or advanced players, or purchase one lesson at a time.  No matter which option you choose, once purchased, you own them.  No recurring fees or subscriptions are needed to maintain access to your content.  You buy it, you own it.  Downloads are available for Mac, PC, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch , Android devices, and can be streamed online via a web browser. read more

Review: Lesson 13 – Teach Me Bass Guitar

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Lesson 13

It has been a long time coming, but here at last is my humble review for Lesson 13 of Teach Me Bass Guitar.  Coming in at just under an hour, Ashley kicks us off by telling us we will learn all about Diatonic Modes, how to use them, plus how to transpose into any key.  From here Roy shows us a new warm up exercise which consists of tapping notes and pulling off, starting on the 5th fret.  This warm up is similar to the 4×4 exercise we learned early on, but with a bit of a twist.
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Recap – Lessons 9 thru 12 – Teach Me Bass Guitar

Recap – Lessons 9 – 12

The good news is, I’ve past the half-way point,  having more lessons behind me than in front of me.  Which is a great feeling.  The bad news is, these four lessons were tough on me.  It took me more than a year to complete them and I must confess, I freaked out a bit towards the end.  Fortunately I managed to pull it together and get through it, coming out stronger on the other side.   read more

Review: Lesson 12 – Teach Me Bass Guitar

Well, I feel like I am in the big leagues now!  Lesson 12 of Teach Me Bass Guitar definitely falls into the advanced category, and is a tough nut to crack.  My first time through I got lost in the initial exercises and it took me a while to wrap my head around what was going on.  Roy starts off by showing us a variation of the “Hazard” exercise introduced in an earlier lesson.  This exercise is downright painful for me to do.  After my first attempt I felt it was physically impossible, but after working through it a couple of more times I can do a feeble approximation of it.  From here Roy talks about swing feel and how it relates to the drummers ride cymbal and then launches into a somewhat brief explanation of the “Cycle of Fourths”. read more