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Step up your bass playing with Ari's Personalized Paths and play with more confidence and freedom.


Fast-track to fretboard freedom

Personalized Paths, Productive Practice

You want to get better and we got you:

Fun and focused learning tracks for hobbyists and fasttracks for the dedicated!

For all levels of commitment

Whether it's a hobby for you or you are all in and want to step on it - you can find your pace here!

Live feedback & coaching from Ari

Innovative learning formats make you feel like you are taking private lessons together with a group of peers. As a live member you can even get regular personal feedback from Ari!

Levels, exams, assignments

We define clear levels and a clear path. From beginners to advanced, we got you!

Smart practice brings rapid results

Quality over quantity! Rather than relying on repetition and hoping for the best, practice like Ari shows you and improve quickly!

Flexible support options

Prefer to do courses on your own? Or maybe looking for coaching and support? Not sure when to move on? Want help from Ari? We got you!

Consistent methods, calming clarity

Ari & Wolf developed methods across the musical skills you need to succeed. Consistent teaching by Ari or Ari-trained facilitators only!

Bassline Study: The Ari Way

Go beyond imitation - become a musician! Express yourself with the confidence that comes from true understanding, great ears, deep groove pockets and solid technique.

Pattern-based learning

Uncover the hidden patterns within music. Ari uses powerful core principles to guide you to fretboard freedom! We train your musical mind.

Motivating, elevating, in community

A supportive, encouraging and goal-oriented community which lifts you up and keeps it real. You can make true friends here as you root for and learn from each other.

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Meet Ariane

Your Educator: Ariane "Ari" Cap

Ariane “Ari” Cap, is a world-class bassist who played, recorded, and/or toured with Generation Esmeralda, The Sippy Cups, Tempest, Muriel Anderson, Paul Hanson, Stu Hamm (as a bass duo), film composer Geoff Koch and others.

Called the “Education Guru” by Bass Player Magazine and a “natural teacher” by her students, Ari is the creative force behind groundbreaking bass education: The author of “Music Theory for The Bass Player” and (with Wolf Wein) “The Pattern System for the Bass Player,” creator of programs such as the Rhythm Matrix, EarConfidence, and a host of other bass methods, Ari has a solid track record of leading bassists to game-changing results.

You may recognize her from her appearances on Scott’s Bass Lessons and TrueFire, or perhaps you’ve delved into her insightful column, “Talking Technique,” on notreble. Ari offers bass learning to all levels via innovative avenues.

She has studied at the University of Music in Vienna, the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, the University of South Florida, and the University of West London, from which received her Master’s of Music degree. She has been mentored by Kai Eckhardt, Michael Manring, Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey. Ari’s biggest influence and partner in life, bass and business remains her teacher and collaborator Wolf Wein.

Find out more about Ari as a bass player here, or educator here.

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