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Beginner Bass Lesson (Your Very First Steps)

  • Published on Mar 28, 2023 veröffentlicht
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    There’s never been a better time to pick up a bass guitar. And in this video I’m going to talk you through everything you’ll need to get started, plus I show you that most difficult of first tasks ie. getting tuned up and staying there (you’d be surprised how many experienced players still can’t). I’ll also get you playing something to which you can say, “Hey, I just played that!” And that’s a great feeling.
    In this lesson you’re going to learn:
    - The different parts of the bass.
    - How to plug in and tune your bass.
    - Some essential beginners technique and theory.
    - I’ll also show you some cool riffs to learn.
    - And much more!
    As always, see you in the shed…
    Scott :)
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  • Kiddy J
    Kiddy J 2 years ago +1067

    1:18 Parts of bass
    5:40 Plugging in your bass
    8:19 Tuning your bass
    11:25 Technique
    16:36 Theory
    18:47 Cool riffs to learn
    For those of you who needs it

  • Mel and tia Xoxo
    Mel and tia Xoxo Year ago +733

    i’m a 17 year old girl who is obsessed with rock music and today my first bass came and i was so happy but all the beginner tutorials were confusing me so i began thinking it just wasn’t for me.... this was so clear and i’m so motivated to continue :)) thank you

    • Martin Doll
      Martin Doll Month ago

      @ash I am 57 and starting to learn bass. Never to late or to old. Keep at it

    • Sheriden Starr
      Sheriden Starr Month ago

      Hang in there, it takes time, but you're nearly guaranteed gigs for life on Bass and these days lots of awesome bass specific gear that used to take a rack full of preamps, compressors & such.
      I agree. These are among the best most approachable bass lessons I've found.
      I've been playing for many years. So this lesson's not teaching me much, but good for teaching my buddy that's always asking me to explain stuff to him.

    • Dude Man
      Dude Man 2 months ago

      Also, if you want to learn some more basic theory, Rick Beato has some great videos. He does mainly focus on guitar but most of the info is also useable on bass. He has a lot of different videos on basic theory and more intermediate levels too, and i recommend whatever you do - go at your own pace, some of his videos are dense as hell so it's okay to watch for 10-20 minutes and then document what time you stopped, but give yourself some time before going back to the video to make sure you internalize it, it's easy to try taking in too much at one time and so don't be afraid to try learning things in increments. A Rick Beato video can have a lot of information and it's okay to take it all in in increments over time. The most important thing is to make sure you enjoy what you're doing and if something gets difficult or feels like too much at a given time it's totally okay to take breaks or to try something else before you try going back to it another time. Don't beat yourself up about it whatever you do. We all hit some roadblocks, it's okay. With music especially, we tend to learn bits and pieces here and there but end up having a kind of gap in knowledge so it can be hard to piece it all together and have a unified understanding - because of course "you can't know what you don't know", it's hard to know *where* to search at times so don't be afraid to ask questions!

    • Dude Man
      Dude Man 2 months ago +1

      Hope all has been going well! I always try to emphasize to newcomers (and anyone else that asks for guidance in general) that the instrument was meant to do for you what *you* want it to do. You only need to be as technical as you personally want to be, don't judge yourself based off of the requirements other people with different goals try to push onto you, and don't beat yourself up for being new to it or wanting to go in a direction others dislike or think lesser of.
      No one is a great musician on day one, or even day 30, whatever the amount of time is you've put into it - but not everyone wants to be the best musician of all time, the instrument should be whatever you want it to be. I'm never going to say "don't practice" - practice is a good thing and I think it's actually pretty therapeutic as long as you're not stressing yourself out about not being able to play something quite yet ans as long as you're taking your time to learn it right rather than trying to rush through, practice is a good thing but at the same time it should be what you personally want to put into it and nothing more, nothing less. You only need to be as "technical" as you *want* to be.
      If you just want to be able to learn some of your favorite songs and play at home or in a cover band - go for it and be *proud* of it. If you want to be able to write songs and have no interest in being a lead player or playing technical music or even being in a group - it doesn't matter, as long as it's a positive piece to your life it's a good thing and don't listen to critique from people who think others have to be able to shred or do whatever *they* think people should do.
      There are a lot of elitist musicians out there that have a knack for judging everyone based off of their own interests/dreams and it's something I wish they'd stop doing, in metal fandoms you'll see it a lot especially. They'll sit around and say stupid things like "KuRt cObAiN sUcKeD aT gUiTaR" and things like that, when Kurt wasn't even setting out to be some guitar god he just wanted to write good songs and put on a good performance, it's a metric no one should even be judging Kurt for (not to mention, he was a solid and unique guitar player and they're full of sh!t on that anyways. You can be a good guitarist and still won't fit the metric shallow people set for you, you can't please everyone).
      Tbh a lot of the people that put newbies and others down, in my experience, tend to be people who themselves didn't end up meeting their own goals and out of insecurity go and put other people down to hide from their own inability to be as "good" at their instrument as they wanted to be. A lot of people that wanted to be super shreddy lead players do this, and to a certain degree I relate to them because we all have insecurities, but on the other level it's just not cool to go around and go after people like that to hide from oneself either.
      It's really common online especially so just keep all this in mind, there are a lot of really crappy people online.
      Ultimately, I just believe art is an essential piece of the human condition, we all need to be creative in some way because it's how we make sense of this world and our own existence, it's how we communicate to other people all of those things we can't quite accurately communicate with our own words with language. I personally think it's important for every person to pick up some kind of art, it is such a healthy way to expand one's own perspective and for me it was extremely therapeutic and was a big reason I grew as a person and became a much more empathetic person in general. Regardless of what you want to do with an instrument, it will be a positive influence in your life and I can't recommend it enough. I really hope you've stuck with it and enjoy playing.
      (Edit: I am so sorry this comment got so long. I have ADHD and so I end up ranting way more than I intend to, being concise and to the point is difficult sometimes for me. I hope my comment makes sense!)

    • Justin
      Justin 6 months ago

      Still at it?

  • Kevin Eldridge
    Kevin Eldridge Year ago +133

    OK, 61 years old here and got my first ever bass in the mail today and just had my first lesson. "These are the strings" was exactly where I needed to start. Thanks Scott.

    • Glenn Fritzsche
      Glenn Fritzsche Month ago +1

      I myself just turned 61 and my wife bought me a bass. I love music but am totally not musically talented. (yet). First real lesson is coming soon. Im scared to death Im not going to learn this. I have small hands and its just difficult. (sounds crazy but true) Any tips on how everyone is doing if you are a beginner? Thank you all in advance and rock on.

    • lisa maxon
      lisa maxon 6 months ago +3

      Me, too (old chick here) this past july. 'These are the strings' is perfect. I am still fumbling several beginner videos. Please so share!

    • Kevin Eldridge
      Kevin Eldridge Year ago

      @PTA Weston 👍😂

    • PTA Weston
      PTA Weston Year ago +12

      LOL... exactly! I looked at a "Lesson 1 for Beginners" Scott taught 11 years ago on Clip-Share and I was completely discouraged! I thought, WOW, this guy is the worst teacher ever for beginners. Waaaayyyyy too advanced for beginners!! Then I searched Google for bass beginner lessons and it brought me right back to Scott's Clip-Share channel to this TRUE actual beginner bass guitar lesson. He must have realized just 2 years ago that most beginners are not intermediate, but actual beginners!! LOL! Anyways, this video is more at my level!

  • Kevin holly
    Kevin holly Year ago +163

    I’m 66 years of age mate! I’ve just got round to trying to learn the bass in my retirement! It’s took me 50 years😂😂. Thank God there are people like you to make to eventual feel like I can at least learn to do it! Thanks again for this up load. Still a bit nervous about timing it up though🥴. What’s the easiest electronic device to buy to help me do it! Once again you’re a great teacher!👍

    • bhaliw ka!!!
      bhaliw ka!!! 5 months ago

      just now thinking, I'm too old (45) to learn bass!! reading comment makes me go for it.

    • lisa maxon
      lisa maxon 6 months ago

      I thought i was the oldest kid. ;)

    • Easy ABC
      Easy ABC 9 months ago

      @Curtis Lusk You are probably in USA where EVERYTHING is almost FREE!!! I'm in Canada so i have to pay 30% more on the money exchange, outrageous shipping prices, customs fees, taxes, etc. So i bought a Glarry one who cost me what cost you your Squier...
      Anyway, not having any other bass besides me, i can't compare if my Glarry is crap or not. It makes bass notes... Bought some Behringer pedals, will buy one a month until i have all of them and maybe i will change the pick-ups for the Wilkinson ones oneday. But soon, i will buy the Glarry Jazz bass. Seems to have a very different sound a jazz bass.
      And if you buy in Canada you americans, 30% less!!!!!

    • Filmer
      Filmer 9 months ago

      54 here and making my first bass steps. Fortunately I started learning to play guitar some 8 years ago, so maybe I'll be fine. Thank you Kevin!

    • Curtis Lusk
      Curtis Lusk 9 months ago

      @Easy ABC almost what I bought I got a fender squire though also 59

  • Cali Mero
    Cali Mero 2 years ago +68

    Please make a playlist of these video’s, in the right order,
    So everybody following these series, can easily find them back,
    And can actually learn something.....much appreciated, Thanks for your effort! 🐥

    • Dude Man
      Dude Man 2 months ago

      This is actually a really good idea, cuz there's obviously good and bad orders to learn things, you don't want to have a bunch of gaps in your understanding either. I wonder if anyone has done what you suggested

    • aemerth
      aemerth 2 years ago +1


  • Carlos Perdomo
    Carlos Perdomo Year ago +20

    Scott, I just picked up the bass. I've been watching some tutorial videos from some very talented players... but you, you have the gift of teaching. There's a big difference between being a great player and teaching, vs being a great player and plus having the gift of teaching.
    Just by watching the first section (parts of the base) I learned even more than just that.
    Thank you.

    • Merry Benbrook
      Merry Benbrook 4 months ago

      AMEN! Me too. I'm 70 and my bf bought me a nice beginning bass. It's not super expensive but has a nice sound for a lessor model.

    • Thomas Strother
      Thomas Strother 10 months ago +1

      Well said!

  • Kevin Jones
    Kevin Jones 2 years ago +84

    As someone who's interested in the bass and coming from a place of no knowledge what so ever, this was amazingly useful! Thanks indeed.

    • Michael Tomlinson
      Michael Tomlinson 2 years ago +2

      Same here mate, it's really really helped me.

    • John Lincoln
      John Lincoln 2 years ago +1


    • Evil Sean
      Evil Sean 2 years ago +2

      you can get an awesome bass for £100 now ..thats 1 dinner at a fancy restaurant

  • Brian McMahan
    Brian McMahan 9 months ago +8

    Being a "young" 63 yr. old, I decided to learn how to play the bass. On Father's day I opened my black Marcus Miller v3 4 string bass. Your beginner's tutorial is a godsend. After reading comments from other beginners and encouraging words from real players, I don't feel alone. Thanks to all of my musical, low end friends🎸 Grace & Peace

  • ben lynch
    ben lynch 2 months ago

    These lessons are brilliant, Scott is Definately a good teacher. The Scott's Bass Lessons is Definately worth it I just hope I can afford it again one day!

  • Noel Sosa
    Noel Sosa 2 years ago +12

    I've been playing Bass close to 30 years and I binge on your lessons and posts. Thanks for the refreshers and the knowledge you share every lesson

    • Evil Sean
      Evil Sean 2 years ago +1

      me too !... amazing the things you didnt know that you knew but couldnt articulate !!

  • Kira Saini
    Kira Saini Year ago +9

    This was a really awesome beginner video! I've been playing bass for a couple years, and have just been teaching myself and I'm really trying to be adamant about improving my technique. I will definitely be watching more of your videos!

    • turq182
      turq182 Year ago +2

      I bet you're great

  • Susan Hutchison
    Susan Hutchison 9 months ago +7

    I’ve played since I was 9 years old and eventually professional for the last 50+ years and taught many along the way. You’re a good teacher. It would have shaved off a few years if you were my teacher in 1964. Found this video amongst others for a friend that lives far from me. I recommend this video to him and I’m sure he’ll learn from it. You are the best. Thanks.

  • René
    René 3 months ago

    This was such a fun and informative first bass lesson for me! Thank you!

  • Tim Wright
    Tim Wright 11 months ago +3

    Just got my first bass at 38 years old, and watched a few beginner videos today. This was easily the best, really making it easy to understand how to hold the instrument, how to pluck the strings and how to actually start making some pleasant noises. Amazing, keep doing what you do.

  • Brian Govender
    Brian Govender 2 months ago

    I'm just picking up the Bass guitar...great first lesson here. I'm excited to track my progress through these lessons into the next level. Thanks for the great video👍

  • old runner stepx
    old runner stepx 3 months ago

    Fantastic video Scott. Have just ordered a bass guitar, looking forward to getting started. You have explained everything so clearly and exactly how to get setup.

  • EN G
    EN G 2 years ago +4

    I’ve been a member since 2018. It was the best decision I made for my instrumental instruction. It’s all asynchronous, so you MUST be disciplined enough to stay with it, but the sheer amount of information and help/support that SBL provides is WELL WORTH THE INVESTMENT.

  • Jennifer Swartz
    Jennifer Swartz Year ago +1

    I’m 25 years old and just got my very first bass. My goal is to be able to play confidently by the end of the year. Thank you so much for this! It’s helped a ton!

  • Maria Stevenson
    Maria Stevenson 3 months ago

    I LOVE your teaching method!!!! Ive also just started playing bass and im thrilled to have found your channel!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

  • Parker Gettys
    Parker Gettys 3 months ago

    This was amazing! I just got my bass and know nothing lol but this video helped me out a lot! Thank you for your knowledge!

  • Delique Scence
    Delique Scence 2 years ago +12

    I’m finally getting around to picking up my bass after so many years, and this made it a much less intimidating experience, thanks!

  • Mark
    Mark Year ago +2

    I'm loving this - never thought I'd be able to actually run a bass. This is just great, thank you Scott. No music in history - just ...wow!

  • Jacqueline Lozada
    Jacqueline Lozada 11 months ago +4

    It is my first time with a bass in my hands and your tutorial has been very helpful. Super easy to understand

  • Iman Imani
    Iman Imani 2 months ago

    This was a really good lesson. I haven't even got the bass in my hands yet but I watched to get a head start. Thank you!

  • Brandon Seals
    Brandon Seals 11 months ago +1

    I'm about to turn 37 and I just bought my first bass. This was my first lesson, and I already feel so comfortable. I am looking forward to watching more videos and I want to say Thank You for making it simple!

  • Brandan Jordan
    Brandan Jordan 3 months ago +10

    I just picked up the bass because I feel like everyone wants to learn it but no one wants to play it and I just wanna say thank you for this amazing video, you have already improved me so much in just this 1 video!!

    • KagoEBS 2005
      KagoEBS 2005 2 months ago

      Hi Scott, great lesson, so on the E string you saying when the 5th finger touches the string all two other fingers must as well do, they shouldn't stick out, do they also touch and press on the string(more like playing the string) or they don't at all , they just shouldn't stick out only?

  • Mali_Does_a_ Thing
    Mali_Does_a_ Thing 7 months ago +2

    Definitely one of the best beginner bass tutorials I’ve watched so far!

  • Tosh
    Tosh 2 years ago +2

    The best easy to follow no drama bass tutorial of all time! Thank you so much Sensei!!!

  • Mike Mayberry Sr.
    Mike Mayberry Sr. 7 months ago +2

    You are a great teacher...ive been watching over and over until I get everything right... and do the finger work out as well thanks Scott

  • Jeff Hamilton
    Jeff Hamilton Year ago +4

    Thanks Scott, great first lesson! Finding my middle two fingers have a mind of their own in wanting to fly up between playing the 3rd and 5th frets, but will keep at it. 😀

  • Bunty1962
    Bunty1962 2 years ago +37

    My 1st ever bass arrives 9am in the morning i'm sitting here can't sleep with excitement thank you for giving me a grounding. The theory bit about a C lost me though

    BBMFIC 2 years ago +7

    I’m not a bass player, but I love music and enjoy learning about it. Great content!

  • Jerri Corbett
    Jerri Corbett 2 years ago +5

    Scott, great beginner tutorial⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I’m 65 and just got my first acoustic bass. I loved EADG and the posturing techniques.

  • HFVidShotz
    HFVidShotz 2 years ago +6

    This was f'ing GREAT. Thank you Scott. I started playing bass in an Irish rock band back in the day, and was being taught by the guitar player, which was helpful, but this is great! I hope to expand my bass playing abilities with your help and enjoy some jamming with him again. (band didn't last that long, was great fun though). Thank you Scott!!!!

  • Kevin Stansberry
    Kevin Stansberry 5 hours ago

    I'm 70 years old and just decided to start playing bass. Thanks for your lessons to get me started.

  • Porsche N
    Porsche N Year ago +1

    This was absolutely amazing, can’t wait for my bass to arrive, thank you!

  • Space Ace
    Space Ace Year ago +1

    Waiting very eagerly to get my first bass, and this was such a great lesson, can't wait to come back to it when I have the instrument!

  • Yuki Kuro ❄
    Yuki Kuro ❄ Year ago +1

    Omg this video is so helpful! I knew how to play guitar but I never really understood how things work, I just normally go with the flow coz that's how most of the tutorials I found online teaches us. Bass guitar is my dream instrument since I was 12, now that I'm 22, I'm finally able to buy one for myself, this tutorial of yours is as clear as the day. Now I can't wait for mine to arrive

  • Jadean Morton
    Jadean Morton Year ago

    So. So. Good. Been a guitarist for 10 years and have always wanted to play bass. My bass arrives in the next 3 days. I cannot wait. You sir are a brilliant teacher.

  • Kat Fairbank
    Kat Fairbank 9 months ago

    Thanks, Scott! I've been playing drums over 50 years and have always loved the bass as well. Just got a beginner's 36" bass just for fun. Love your first lesson; clearly and simply explained! Almost took the bass back but now I won't!

  • Give it a think
    Give it a think 2 years ago +3

    Great lesson! Excellent examples and just what I needed after buying my first guitar (bass) today at 62 YO. Thank you Scott!

  • M Y
    M Y Year ago +2

    Scott, thanks for this video. I just purchased a bass, and I have watched a lot of Clip-Share videos to learn the basics of this instrument. Your material is professionally taught and easy to follow.

  • Merry Benbrook
    Merry Benbrook 4 months ago

    Watching you today for the first time. Checking out you tube vids for beginning bass. I've looked at 5 so far. Your's is the best 👌. You're the easiest for me to follow!! THANKS SO MUCH for doing this. Subscribed and liked. Will pass it on!!

  • Don H
    Don H 2 years ago +1

    Nice beginner bass lesson. A lot of new basses were sold to us beginners over the past year. Some people watching don't have a bass yet. You provided really good coverage of things to know in the beginning.

  • nick lovell
    nick lovell Year ago +1

    I have wanted to learn bass guitar for most of my life. I have looked at a couple of online lessons before but this one really connected. Thank you.

  • Colin Steitz
    Colin Steitz 2 years ago +4

    This is such a great video. Finally decided to learn bass using my dad's old bass. He played a 76ish (I think based on the serial) US Fender P-Bass FRETLESS NO LINES. Gunna need these videos to figure this thing out, see what my saxophone days carry over.

  • Mitchell Haskins
    Mitchell Haskins Year ago

    I bought my first bass 3 months ago...a 5 string. I used to play slide trombone, so I'm quite familiar with notation and theory. My main issue is/was where to place my fingers on my fretboard. I was placing them in the center, which, on the d and g strings was causing an annoying buzz from time to time. Thanks for that tip. I already keep my thumb on my plucking hand anchored on my neck pickup, so I'll keep going until I get more comfortable. PS...I practice standing up. I'll be 60 years old this year.

  • Kristi Nelson
    Kristi Nelson 2 years ago +1

    Thank you for making learning to play bass at a non-musically aged much less intimidating. You are a great teacher!

  • Suraj Hadayat
    Suraj Hadayat 7 months ago

    I am a beginner and it’s very helpful as you explained the steps and positions partly plus techniques…A beginner always needs simple way to level up and it feels like i levelled up..thank you so much for share the things beautifully……..

  • Mati Rae
    Mati Rae Year ago

    Just got a bass guitar today, and you taught me my first rhythm!! Thanks for posting! Rock on!

  • Synth Life Studios
    Synth Life Studios 3 months ago +6

    Bought myself a bass guitar as Christmas gift to myself, my first one at age 44... feels like Im starting late but super excited to get started with it. This lesson was really informative and made it not seem so daunting.

    • Synth Life Studios
      Synth Life Studios 3 months ago

      @old runner stepx sounds like we'll be in the trenches together lol

    • old runner stepx
      old runner stepx 3 months ago +2

      I’m starting at 52, so don’t worry 😂

    • Scott's Bass Lessons
      Scott's Bass Lessons  3 months ago +2

      Yes dude! Sooo much more videos for beginners on our channel! Here's some more that might take your fancy:

  • JohnnyZap9
    JohnnyZap9 Year ago +1

    Hi Scott. Just signed up for your SBL fretboard lessons and added the extra classes and personal instructor. Super excited to start. I never even held a bass till 2 weeks ago when a Les Paul Bass was offered to me and it was such a great deal I couldn't refuse it. Wish me luck in your course.

  • Michael Tomlinson
    Michael Tomlinson 2 years ago +55

    Bass starter kit arrived yesterday. Never played any musical instrument before and I'm starting at the grumpy old age of 54-and-a-bit. Finally found this video, and all of a sudden I'm not scared of trying ! Just what I needed, thanks so much Scott !

    • 4Knewt
      4Knewt Year ago +2

      Oh my! I'm still so intimidated! My dad was a great bass player for gospel and he always said girls don't play bass as a joke. I'm now 43 and really want to play with him one day. He only plays lead now and lives across the country. I think I'm in my head about being intimidated

    • Michael Tomlinson
      Michael Tomlinson Year ago +1

      @Bernard Kuiper Make it fun ! Good luck my friend !

    • Bernard Kuiper
      Bernard Kuiper Year ago +4

      I'm slightly younger and bought my bass a couple of days ago. Also never played anything before and I've been anxious on how and where to start. Now I know. This video and your comment really help me to want to practice and put the effort in. Thanks!

    • a
      a 2 years ago +2

      Haha I’m also 54 and my bass is arriving in 2 days. I had a bass when I was 25 but couldn’t get my head around it so I sold it. I was drunk every time I picked it up back then though, wondering why I couldn’t play the bass line to Its My Life by Talk Talk. This time I hope I’ll crack it. Hope you all do too.

    • hemmo hoving
      hemmo hoving 2 years ago +1

      @Michael Tomlinson Tanks for the advice , i can't wait to get mine and start practice it.

  • The Monnaman Show
    The Monnaman Show Year ago +1

    Thank you for this video. I love the bass and I’m just starting out. I usually play guitar so I end up playing my bass like a guitar with a pick, but it’s so fun! Thank you again!

  • MurderTechnique
    MurderTechnique Year ago

    Thank you so much for uploading all of your videos to Clip-Share and being such a great teacher. I've wanted a bass guitar since I was a teenager and finally got one at the age of 43. I had zero experience w/string instruments prior to acquiring it. After doing extensive Clip-Share research on how to play the bass, I subscribed to my two favorite channels/instructors. You and the BassBuzz guy. Your tutorials are super helpful; especially the beginner ones. It's surely boring for veteran players to discuss the beginning steps of playing the instrument but it's super important for novices like myself and others to learn the most important basics before trying to play. Thank you for being such a great teacher. I watched some of your more advanced videos (even though I'm not ready for them yet) and found them to be very inspiring. I have so much to practice & learn; you are quickly becoming a household regular here, lol. Even when I'm not practicing I watch your videos in hope to retain knowledge. You're awesome.

  • Joe De Jesus
    Joe De Jesus 10 months ago

    I use to play "bass" back in the 60's & 70's and have not touch one since. I sold all my stuff and lost interest, now I see things differently as new techniques of playing and the different sounds appear. but you made learning to play Bass simple. We need more teachers like you to teach the next generation of "Bass Players"

  • Kansai Lai
    Kansai Lai 6 months ago

    I've been thinking of getting into bass (having only played brass instruments back in school), I'm currently watching videos to see if this is something I can and want to invest in. This is an excellent entry, it makes the bass look feasible for me to get decent playing (even if it's just strumming in my backyard or whatever)

  • Douglas Pumphrey
    Douglas Pumphrey 2 years ago +7

    Thank you. Finally someone who understands us beginners. I WILL follow.

  • smaran savanal
    smaran savanal Year ago

    Thank you Scott! I am learning the bass and this lesson was just wonderful. I followed you note by note. Thank you so much! :)

  • Niáll J. Padden
    Niáll J. Padden 2 years ago

    Love it. Truly. Not only have the "Production Values" taken a leap forward, your "elemental" teaching has evolved considerably. That said... at round about 21:12 I could see Scott "The Bass Man" grinning from ear to ear as he (I believe), suppressed all of his instinctual needs to "let it rip" and get into a much deeper groove? That was cool. Thanks lad.

  • Charlie Ricker
    Charlie Ricker 10 months ago

    Thank you for this. I'm 51 years old and just bought my first bass today and beginning to learn it. Cheers! 🍻🎸

  • Ross Judson
    Ross Judson 4 months ago

    Really well done beginning tutorial! Gonna go try it 😁

  • Kara Reid
    Kara Reid 2 years ago

    This video was amazing! I am an on and off bass player for ten years, and always get ahead of myself and fed up when I cannot progress. This video really showed me that my foundation knowledge is shocking!!! Especially technique, I am always uncomfortable when I play, now I know why 😅 I got bought a lovely Fender PB and now can focus on these lessons and enjoy it.....PROPERLY 🤣 Thanks sooooooo much Scott, I look forward to really growing and learning as a bass player under your enthusiastic guidance 🎸

  • Ess Be
    Ess Be 9 months ago

    Thank you for this video. Been playing guitar for many years, well "playing" guitar, but I always find myself drawn to the bass lines, especially for some genres of music. I am seriously thinking of giving bass a try.

  • Sretenje od Vuletića
    Sretenje od Vuletića 2 years ago

    Mate, just got my first bass guitar and I'm so excited. Your videos/classes are the top notch!! So far I'm just practicing the very first lesson but as I said, for a beginner it's great!! Easy to follow, easy to understand you and it makes sence! What better could you get 😂😂

  • Allegorical Statue
    Allegorical Statue 8 months ago

    The parts about angling the neck further out from the body and also putting the right hand over the pickup almost instantly increased my clarity, speed, and ability to consistently alternate fingers while plucking. I'd had my right hand too far left forever lol.
    Also the part about it being okay to use the pinky instead of trying to always do 1-finger per fret. Thanks!!

  • Jahson Velasco
    Jahson Velasco 3 months ago +2

    Great lesson! Never played an instrument before getting a bass and this was great for someone who doesn't know a thing!

  • Edward Truman
    Edward Truman 2 years ago

    Absolutely brilliant video Scott. What a teacher.

  • tiki roberts
    tiki roberts Month ago

    My first bass came in the mail today! I’m in my 40s ! Very late getting started, but better late than never!

  • Jab Noy
    Jab Noy 2 years ago +1

    Feels like really talking to a real tutor well done 💯

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    • 4Knewt
      4Knewt Year ago

      Hello. I haven't tried yet, how are you progressing?

  • Michael Lester Lester

    I am 60 years old an have owned and tried to learn bass for forty of those 60 years. Now that I am retired and life has slowed down I'm going to give it another shot! Great beginner video! Excited to be back!

  • Darrell Williams
    Darrell Williams 2 years ago

    Scott you're the Best This Beginner's Bass Lesson is Stellar and So informative. Cool indeed 👍

  • Brian O'Neill
    Brian O'Neill 2 years ago +1

    YOU ROCK! (The patience you have) Best 1st lesson for a beginner.

  • LydToons
    LydToons Year ago

    This was very helpful! I'm not very good at instruments with strings, but my dad has a bass and I want to try it. Good luck to any other beginners!!

  • Angelique B
    Angelique B 2 years ago

    Thank you very much Scott! Got my first bass guitar today, cant wait to start! 🤗🤗

  • Jonathan
    Jonathan Year ago

    Picked up the bass for the first time today and came across your video. Thank you for making a video for someone that knows nothing about playing but always wanted to learn. (I am 53). I will continue to follow you. Thank You!!!

  • Ross Krause
    Ross Krause Year ago

    I have been playing electric guitar since 1985 and finally decided I want to learn to play the bass...I ordered my first bass amp today and trying to decide which bass to buy..so many but really don't have to spend that much to get good quality nowadays..still a big tought decision ! I remember seeing some thumbnails for Scotts Bass lessons and glad I remembered about this...this first video was great and I do plan on going through as many as I can..Thank you Scott for this video and many more !

  • GreyException
    GreyException 8 months ago

    Great video! Very methodical and easy to understand.

  • P B
    P B 4 months ago

    im 54 and returning from a (never realy competant beginners place) so basicaly starting from scratch with a 5 string. loving the exercies so far ;)

  • Erin Shoemaker
    Erin Shoemaker Year ago

    This is very helpful I'm just learning how to play and you make it so simple to learn thank God I've found you to teach me how thank you 😊

  • Richard McCann
    Richard McCann 2 years ago +5

    This is wonderful - what a great teacher, I'm hooked!

  • David Haight
    David Haight 11 months ago

    Hi I’m 60 years and just bought my first bass
    Fender Squire.
    I came across you video and loved it. There are many teaching videos on Clip-Share I found your video easy to follow
    I subscribed and liked your channel
    Thank you

  • Top OfTheMorning
    Top OfTheMorning Year ago

    Just started learning bass off a hand me down from my brother and this video is great👍

  • Mike W
    Mike W Year ago

    You did a lot of work to make this a great video. Thanks!

  • Ryan Dirkse
    Ryan Dirkse Year ago

    This was what i needed. Thank you so much. Look forward to going thru all ur videos!!!

  • Richard Parkhouse

    thank you so much i,m an entire newbie with no experience whatsoever just decided to learn to play at 63 years of age this is exactly what i needed to get me started thank you so much brilliant

  • Z Hyde
    Z Hyde 2 years ago +1

    I just started playing a few days ago and your videos, along with BassBuzz, have really sped up the process.

  • Jack Teasdale
    Jack Teasdale Year ago

    Great video mate! Just picked up the bass today and it was really helpful

  • Carbinax
    Carbinax Year ago +1

    Thank you Scott. Got my first electric bass a few days ago, and needed something to teach me the absolute fundamentals, and this was great...especially the part where you explained how to tune manually using the 5th fret, so as long as I have an E on my keyboard, I don't even need the tuner.
    Im wondering 2 things. Do you wear the glove to minimize that string-slide noise, and was the bassline we were playing Nirvana's "come as you are" ?
    Great 1st lesson and looking forward to learning more

  • Mj Schief
    Mj Schief 2 years ago

    Thanks for a great, comprehensive first lesson! I got my bass for Christmas, ad have been searching for a great starter. Thanks!

  • Melody Wen
    Melody Wen Year ago

    you are an amazing instructor!! im getting my first ever jazz bass tomorrow. so excited

  • darlene gray
    darlene gray 6 months ago

    I’m saving your playlist for my almost 13 year old grandson…his band teacher at school watches his kiddos and approached him to play the bass in the school jazz band…I sing (used to be in a performing specialty choir), play piano (for my own pleasure only cause I’m not very good), read music very well…so I was very proud of my grandson being asked…he said his teacher saw something in the way he was playing the cello…I can’t wait to see him later today and show him your Clip-Share channel and playlist…perhaps I’ll have to share videos of him 😊

  • Роман Жестовский

    Спасибо большое за ваше видео очень интересно и познавательно 🇷🇺🇷🇺🇷🇺👌

  • Cali Mero
    Cali Mero 2 years ago

    A very good beginners lesson.
    Looking forward to your next one. 👍🐥

  • Karsten Wittenborn
    Karsten Wittenborn Month ago

    Hey Scott, sehr Coole Erklärung, so macht Lernen spaß. Verstehe nicht alles aber ich bin begeistert. Dank und viele Grüße aus Berlin.

  • Aly A
    Aly A Year ago

    This was very helpful! Trying to keep my fingers close the fretboard is a tasks but I'll keep at it!! 😊

  • Joy McKinney
    Joy McKinney Year ago

    Great Video, Scott! Thanks! I just bought a new bass and learned a lot from your video!

  • iiChildishSK
    iiChildishSK 2 years ago +1

    I just bought a bass yesterday. This was extremely helpful! Thank you :)

  • Mike Mayberry Sr.
    Mike Mayberry Sr. 8 months ago

    I'm just starting out.. really don't know too much about it but very interested...I really like how you take your time about teaching...I just got a epiphone vilo bass and a apec amp...got to get my cords before I can practice...😎