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How To Play Bass for SUPER Beginners

Just getting started on bass? Here are some old-school beginner bass lessons I made way back in the early days of my time on Youtube:

If you’re picking up a bass for the first time, this classic Josh video from 2012 is a great place to start. I’ll talk about the parts of the bass a little bit, get you started with some bass guitar technique fundamentals, and give you some ideas to practice and play with as you get accustomed to your new instrument.

You should also start learning the notes on the neck, which I cover here:

While I still love these old lessons (and young Josh with his goofy hair), my beginner teaching has leveled up massively in the following years. If you want the latest and greatest beginner bass lessons, you should check out my Beginner to Badass course

In over 35 hours of lessons, I cover every essential beginner topic, and take you from knowing nothing to having a solid technique and theory foundation, and being totally jam-ready. Check it out!