Becoming a member of Ari's community is a fantastic opportunity to participate in live interactions, multiple times a week, with an inspirational teacher. Ari has the rare skill of meeting players at all different levels of experience and knowledge right where they are, and knowing what they need to become better musicians and band members.
In this supportive and dedicated community, we’re learning not just the theory but what the theory is good for, and why and when; not just what the bass can do in the practice room, but how it works together with the drummer, how it works in support of the soloist, even how it works on the dance floor. The more I work with Ari's approach the more I appreciate how powerful it is.
Building a strong foundation and putting the bricks where they need to be, so to speak.
Setting this foundation to be able to grow as a musician and be an authentic skilled player.
I am thrilled to be in this course and will definitely enroll in Pattern 2. I am grateful to be learning from Ari - musician and bass player and human extraordinaire. It’s a holistic experience. I highly and hugely recommend this course and learning from Ari to any bass player world wide. For any player who is searching for a mentor and a method you have found it with Ari.
She challenges you and encourages you all at once. She creates a safe and very kind and friendly learning environment . Sometimes for me it is tricky to translate learning on zoom. The pace can be fast but I go back and watch the replays and the parts of the replays where I need more help and repetition. That’s the beauty of having the class recording.
Thank you and the team for all you do!
My mother was a musician and teacher and those finger exercises and scaler notes sound so familiar. What really scared me was that I found those simple exercises weren’t as easy as I thought, because I never practiced like this before. The discipline and memorization knowledge is what I really needed, and I’m getting that from Ari’s Bass Lessons.
I highly recommend this course to anyone that wants a thorough knowledge of the electric bass.
I wanted to thank you for all you have done for so many of us! I always wanted to do music, but it seemed like life was always getting in the way! Now that I’m officially retired (for now anyhow) I finally have the time to focus on what I love to do! I first stumbled onto Ariane Cap on U Tube about 4+ years ago. Found some of your videos on Truefire ( I think). Then you kept popping up on Scott’s Bass lessons! I guess I bought your theory book and then got in on the very first Cohort. It was stop and start for a bit , but eventually things began to click!
When I look back I can’t believe how far I’ve come on this journey! I wouldn’t have been able to succeed like this without your guidance! So thanks again Ari. Looking forward to the next adventure!
Thank you for finally providing quality bass instruction that gives students material to practice. There is so much information out about theory, but what really lacks is proper curriculum (which you have now provided). Without guidance on WHAT to practice right now, students become overwhelmed with information and don’t know what to practice first, how long to practice, or when to move on. Practice is EVERYTHiNG, but without knowing what to physically practice it is so easy to get lost, confused, and frustrated.
As a martial arts teacher for many years, it is much easier, because there is a specific curriculum geared toward a specific level. You learn this, then you move on to the next skill.
Thank you for providing that structure that is much needed for the student!
THESE ARE MY HONEST THOUGHTS ABOUT YOUR BOOK (Music Theory for the Bass Player).
The book is an absolutely amazing tool. I record what I play by feel onto my phone to break it down and transcribe it into Sheet music in my Musicians Note Pad later on. I have been doing way more improvisation and this book has helped me so much that I’m having to prepare for a Single Studio Album.
I seriously, seriously recommend this to any performing musician who just needs to find that missing piece.
I have finally found the way to tell my story and it’s not with words.
Thank you so much for releasing this book.
Much love and respect to you.Sincerely,
Great Job Ari, your team did a great Job. Still the BEST Music Theory book/course, money can buy. Still a bargain. You get so much for so little. Can’t thank you enough.Cheers : )
completed the eartraining course, well I saw it all, like your other courses , music theory and the pentatonics one on truefire, ummm I worked through them , absorbed it and know where I can find stuff. These are courses you are never really finished with!
Again the eartraining course opened an unknown world to me, it is getting complexer all the time , but I can find my way better and better. Your courses are so great, I find myself not only with my bass, but you can find me experimenting on our piano, my guitar and synths. Once you get the overview, man…music is like chemistry , a lot of fun once you UNDERSTAND what is going on.Again, thank you so much for putting together these courses,
I just wanted to let you know that I was super excited with yesterday’s practice. Obviously the exercises we’re doing are leading to some great results! I enjoyed the Bruno Mars song, which was pretty easy and allowed me to focus on precision with note length and rhythm. And then I just started playing a bunch of other songs I’ve played before, and didn’t want to stop! Everything just sounded better, felt easier, more solid, and like the notes were more under my hands. So, yay!
Loving the course. I’m finally getting my head around the theory. I was listening to a song in the car the other day and it suddenly hit me that it was 1 4 5 flat 6. I came home and figured it out in an hour. I’m so happy I bought this course.
Btw, I’m a 59 years old – I’ve been playing for 15 months. I set the alarm for 5:30 AM every morning and play for an hour. I had a teacher, but I fired him when I realized that for him a lesson was more about him impressing me than teaching me. I’ve learned tons since I started your course – my wife thinks I have improved more in the last 3 months than in the whole year before that.
You have such a structured way of teaching that really works for me. One suggestion would be to have a second camera focused close up on your hands so I can see more clearly what you are doing.
I’ve also checked out some of your performances. I’m blown away by your artistry – it is very inspiring!Well – see you at 5:30 tomorrow morning – DON’T BE LATE!
July 19, 2020.
For the past 18 months, I have immersed myself in a self-directed musical education with my bass guitar. As part of my journey, it was important that I search for and select quality courses and the best instructors to support me.
Last year, I purchased the book Music Theory for the Bass Player by Ariane Cap. I also signed up for the 20-module course that uses the book as the supporting text.
I learned a tremendous amount of music theory during the 40 weeks that I worked on the course. The course went far beyond the material in the book. Ariane taught me about how to use the theory and apply it directly to making music.
The knowledge I gained from this course, literally catapulted my bass playing forward. Now, during every new course that I take, I apply the theory that I learned, and this allows me to better absorb the new information. It provides a necessary foundation for groove creation, improvisation and musical understanding.
Before taking this course, I had no idea just how important music theory would be, in my quest to accelerate and improve my bass education. I would highly recommend this course to those that want to become a better bass player.Sincerely,
I just want to let you know, that I sat for 4 hours playing on the groove and fill and the exchange. Plus a few of you other finger exercises I found on the internet before I signed up. I love the pinky exercises. Anyway, if your course keeps going like it has so far. I’m going to really excited.
Like I said I have a teacher here in San Diego for only 3 months. I just love your approach!!!Anyway glad I signed up!!!
I cannot neglect to heap praise on you for actually having an approach to teaching that understands how people learn. I’m not up for weekly face to face lessons (yet) and have investigated a seemingly endless array of online resources. Yours stands out because it understands both music and teaching. Mad props, and thanks.Happy New Year.