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

Slow and Steady Wins The Race

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Lately I’ve been feeling like I have hit a plateau in my learning.  You know the place, you keep practicing but don’t seem to make any progress.  This is a frustrating place to be, to say the least. I’ve been here many time and have learned to recognize it as such, but still, I have been struggling with finding the motivation to sit down and practice.
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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

Bass Ramblings 2013 Final Thoughts

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As 2013 draws to a close I thought I would offer some final thoughts on my year.  Truth be told I have a lot of mixed feelings about this past year.  Things have not been so great for me career-wise.  Don’t get me wrong, I am still gainfully employed at a pretty decent job, it’s just that I feel like I am stuck in a rut with no clear path out.  I have always been one of those upwardly mobile types, yet as it stands I don’t really have anywhere up to go at my current place of employment.  This, as well as a number of contributing factors, have made for a very stressful and unhappy year.  Thankfully I have music and a fantastic family to keep me going.   read more

School’s IN with Teach Me Bass Guitar

Hey Mom, hey Dad. Now that the kids are back in school, they’re going to be looking at which teams to join, which school clubs they’d like to try and… wait!  What?  Your daughter wants to learn to play the bass guitar? That’s fantastic. No, it’s not? What’s wrong? read more

Where the Twain Shall Meet: Returning to Teach Me Bass Guitar

Funny thing happened to me while studying music theory, after a certain point things stopped making sense to me. I was fine with Intervals, Triads, Seventh Chords, and have even improved my music reading ability, but when I started studying modes I began to feel lost. After reviewing modes a few times, and still not really getting it, I decided to crack open my Teach Me Bass Guitar book to remind myself what Lesson 13 had in store for me. You may recall that upon completion of Lesson 12 I had decided to take a break from TMBG to go back and shore up my music theory knowledge via the International Institute of Bassists Music Theory course as well as a couple of other books that I have picked up along the way. Well, low and behold, what you know, Lesson 13 of TMBG is all about the Diatonic Modes! read more