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What is all the buzz about this course?
In short: it gets results!
Why Music Theory for the Bass Player, you may wonder. I will explain. But first let me tell you that if you have found us, congratulations. Likely it means that you are a growth-minded musician, ready to step it up a few notches! Welcome!
Can you imagine being confident all over the fretboard, relaxed and musically free! Expressing your own ideas and gaining respect from your bandmates and friends and fans!
No matter where you are in your bass journey – if you are
have a bit of courage
and an open mind
you can move mountains if you follow the prescriptions in this course (on your bass and beyond).
Why these ingredients?
Discipline – it does take work. But one of the unique features of this course is that you get coaching support in the form of reflective questions, encouraging emails, rewards, reviews, reminders and even personal interaction with the course creators Ari and Wolf (Ari’s teacher!) We are here to help and if you show up, we will see you through to the final unit!
Courage – we won’t tell you what you’d like to hear, but we will tell you what will make you a better player. You are not alone in this process. We tell you how to deal with plateaus and challenges, help you navigate doubts and distractions to get you to your goals.
Open mind – just like the approach of my book Music Theory for the Bass Player is very different than your usual theory book, so is this course. You will do exercises such as “Groove and Fill”, “Creative Notefinders” and a variety of creative bass creation drills. You will even create your own bass lines in a variety of styles. The motto is groove it to remember it. And make it your own. We show you how.
Are you willing to invest in yourself?
Why am I so confident saying you will move mountains with this course?
My name is Ariane Cap. I have played bass for over 27 years and have been teaching for 20 years. I’ve been featured regularly on Scott’s Bass Lessons, NoTreble, TrueFire and the International Society of Bassists. I’ve been written about in Bass Player Magazine, Bass Musician Magazine, Der Bass Professor, Riff Magazine and Bass Quarterly. My book, Music Theory for the Bass Player, has sold thousands of copies and is a frequent Amazon #1 Best Seller in the Bass Guitar Songbooks Category.
I am an enthusiastic teacher, and I have a long string of enthusiastic students who have made real breakthroughs with my methods. I am confident that you can move mountains with this course, too!
I have always been fascinated by the learning process – how it is different for everyone, yet how there are so many parallels and commonalities when learning an instrument. From my 20+ years of teaching bass to private students and my own 27+ years of playing experience, I realized that the “secret” for success is to start with these two vital ingredients:
Solid technique– Right hand, left hand, one-finger-per-fret, alternating finger plucking, and so much more! It’s surprising how many intermediate (and even advanced) bassists have holes in their technique and are amazed how much easier playing becomes with the proper technique under their belt!
Strong understanding of Music Theory – Done in a practical way and in a way that bass players learn naturally— using patterns and shapes on the fretboard that you are probably already familiar with. Providing an understanding so deep that it becomes intuitive when playing!
What happens when you focus on these two skill sets (Technique and Theory)?
Your technique improves. You’re more aware of what’s going on in your fingers, your hands, your entire body. Even your posture, your breathing, and your thinking become an intentional part of your playing.
You begin to notice the bad habits that are slowing you down as we help you overcome these roadblocks that have been holding you back for years!
Your practice sessions become more focused, productive, and enjoyable!
You reach a point where you can just pick up the bass and jam– spontaneously creating your own bass lines and grooves as you play better than you ever imagined!
You start to understand music theory in a new way. Soon it becomes intuitive, and then, instinctive. Applied theory becomes a regular part of your growing skill as a bass player.
Before long, your playing feels free and spontaneous. As exercises become natural movements, you can simply groove without thinking about it. You’ll know theory in your hands as well as in your head!
You know the feeling… when the music just flows through you and you know exactly what note to play next and everything fits in perfectly. You can learn to play this way more consistently!
This will not happen overnight… but, if you are willing to invest in yourself with a bit of discipline, courage and an open mind… it will happen for you!
What exactly is in this Course?
Each Unit (20 in total) is divided into 9 main sections. Click each section to explore and watch samples!
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Will you have to practice for hours and hours on end?
You can if you want to but this is way better: Quality over quantity!
We show you exactly how to practice. If you follow our detailed instructions you can cut practice time dramatically while getting great results. I have met many people who have been moving their fingers mindlessly for years, sometimes decades, without seeing a lot of improvement. If this is you, you owe it to yourself to join this course and learn how to be much more effective!
What we know is that this minimum formula works for success with the course:
45 minutes of practice, 5 days a week = RESULTS!
Tuition as low as 39.95 a month!
One of the reasons why I created this course is that my one-on-one lesson studio is full and has a long waiting list. By creating this course I make our methods available to a much larger audience – also at a fraction of the cost (note: one-on-ones with me are 95$ per lesson and the material in this course is about 40 lessons with me)
We offer a no-questions-asked money back guarantee so your commitment is risk free for 20 days. Try it on for size and you’re not completely convinced that this Course is right for you, I will promptly refund your money.
There are now two tracks:
The course is the same, but the pace is different.
Fast Track – one unit per week! Prepay the entire course at just $379 or pay five monthly easy installments of $79.95
Steady Track – slow and steady wins the race! Choose this option if you prefer to receive a new unit every other week. It is 39.95 per month (10 installments)
What’s great is that no matter what track you choose – you retain LIFETIME ACCESS
Note: most students report taking longer than a week to practice all the material. Two weeks provides a very realistic pace that keeps you on top of the assignments at a terrific pace.
You get all this for only $379!
Installments as low as 39.97 a month!
A smart investment in yourself!
Thanks to our early adopters
This course was first published in July 2016. Since then we have made numerous additions and improvements, we moved to a brand new platform with lots of bells and whistles and have added a lot of support and additional, very helpful content. If you were an early bird or an early adopter – you received all the upgrades at no additional cost. We would have had many reasons to charge “upgrade” and “premium” fees. We chose not to. Our commitment to you is firm and ongoing. It does not stop with you paying the tuition. We are there for you to help you succeed! And we are near obsessed with making this course the very best it can be for you!
So, make the investment in yourself. Click on the signup button below and take the big first step in becoming the bass player you always wanted to be!
Questions and Answers about this Course
The course is a pot of gold in my own opinion, the more you dig the more you get and I am planning to go again over the course in a much slower speed than the first time. I really want to taste every note out of it. It is so well done because is not a shortcut to a way that someone learned how to play the bass and then he or she is trying to teach everybody else online that way. I tried everything bass related I could find online or in a music bookstore. I probably could open my own bookstore now with the amount of books I have. But the course is the best because you explain everything from the beginning to the end. And after I understood the theory that was soooo easy to understand in your lessons, everything else is a joy. I could hardly wait from a lesson to the other one (someth...Adrian Pop 2
- "I have lived my life surrounded by educators; mom has a doctorate in education, uncles with same degree and since childhood, I have had tons of different views on how to learn, teach, etc. then, I have experienced through college, medical school, residency, other professionals and their way of teaching. Yours is unique and how you present it, is in a building block manner and fun. You foment creativity. Thank you."Antonio Lopez-Canino, MD
- "Bass players rejoice! Music Theory for the Bass Player presents music theory as it matters: to improve your playing and your hearing. And all from the perspective of the bass player. Ariane Cap has put together a challenging book that will reward you with more confident and capable playing and improvising with a solid knowledge of what you are doing and why. In fact it is just as much about fingering as it is about theory, and Ms. Cap explains how fingering patterns relate to theory concepts and how these work together to strengthen your ear, so you know the sound before you play it. This is how theory should be taught: to improve your playing."Dr. Dave Walkermusicologist • PhD • blogger • author
- “You’re the first Bassplayer/teacher/person I have come across that’s able to go “beyond” the technical, or to make “us” (certainly me) see that it’s not very complicated or very technical. Well maybe it is complicated and technical but somehow you are able to take away “the fear” and let people (again: certainly me) dive in, take the plunge. And on top of that you have the talent to make it fun!”Hans DeWitt
After gigging with rock and country bands for 30+ years, strictly by ear, I was frustrated with my limited knowledge:
Me and my hands "knew" what to do to get by, but I wanted to know WHY what I was playing worked, (and what, exactly, ARE those mysterious jazz chords I've been hearing all my life?), if you know what I mean. Right around then SBL came online, where I'm grandfathered in, then I found you, and now here I am just loving being a student of my instrument for like the past 3-4 years!
Sooo, I am definitely living proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks!
Oh, and those jazz chords aren't mysterious any more! 😉...Michael Kiraly