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What are the best resources for learning to play bass guitar?

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    Tyler Murray
    Written on April 15, 2018
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      Johnny Stanley
      Written on May 15, 2017
      "Bass Guitar Tutor is an iOS app for learning how to play bass guitar. I think it's a great app because it teaches the fundamentals of bass which a lot of self taught players may skip over. Bass Guitar Tutor works with you on scales and chords, from which you can build a good starting point for more advanced playing."
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      Melissa Cruz
      Written on April 30, 2017
      "I've always wanted to learn bass guitar, but never had time in my youth. Now I'm retired I thought I could try and finally pick it up. I thought I'd start with an online course so I could go at my own pace. I found this Udemy class, and spent $50 on it, discounted from $200 which I thought was a good deal at the time. Once I started, though, it just didn't work out. The instructor was grating, and not very clear. Not enough time was spent on fingering, in my opinion. And, to add insult to injury, not two week after I bought in, they were selling the same course, The Professional Bass Masterclass, for $10! Not a happy camper."
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      Juan Rios
      Written on March 6, 2017
      "I recently decided to start learning how to play the bass guitar again. I didn't get too far during my first attempt last year. Besides taking lessons, I also found an app on the Itunes store called ABRSM Speedshifter. It's a great program that assists a lot with practicing playing several tracks at different speeds."

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Did you know that Jimi Hendrix is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time for his contribution to music? Aside from the several improvements on styles of playing guitar that he contributed, he also set the trend for singing and playing the lead at the same time—that is why we often see the image of rock stars today as someone who holds the guitar and also sings. In the parlance of music, the guitar plays four roles in a band such as rhythmic, melodic, harmonic, textural, and/or timbre. In the event that the guitar is not playing the melody, it is usually part of the rhythm. 

    The guitar comes in so many forms such as acoustic, electric, classical, renaissance, baroque, resonator, acoustic bass, and many more. Interestingly, most often than not, bassists are one of the most underrated musicians in a band because according to an article on Spinditty, they are laid back. However, little did people know that bassists are the ones responsible for keeping everything together. Yes, they are responsible for the harmony through their one-octave lower notes. Aside from establishing the harmony, they also give emphasis on the beat of the music. Lastly, they serve as the referee between the electric guitar and full-on acoustic drums.

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      Olivia Lynch
      Written on May 19, 2017
      "I'm learning bass guitar this summer, so I decided to try this app from the apple app store. It has a lot of music within the program, but the instruction side is a little rough. There's a bit of a learning curve."
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      Melissa Larson
      Written on January 23, 2017
      "I think this is a great idea for busy people who want to learn to play bass guitar. You can do it on your own time. You don't need to leave the house. It is inexpensive. You can watch videos over."
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      Susan Weaver
      Written on May 23, 2017
      "PlayPerfect Music Practice Software saves me so much money and hassle. I don't have to take my son Timmy to music class any more! I can just lock him in the garage and let him practice! Great product."
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      Gary Fisher
      Written on May 30, 2017
      "It's specifically about walking bass rather than the basics of bass guitar. But it does fit as a resource for learning to play bass guitar."
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      Fret Trainer
      Apps

      iOS, Android

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      William Swinson
      Written on May 20, 2018
      "Practice and quickly recall notes on the bass fretboard. Also has tools that let users practice chords (if needed), expore over 60 types of scales, and practice reading notes on the music staff and map them to the fretboard. Works for ANY tuning. Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.strongapps.frettrainer.android"

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    Summary

    Best resources for learning to play bass guitar
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Bass Guitar Tutor Apps 114 Free
    2 The Professional Bass Masterclass Course 84 Paid
    3 ABRSM Speedshifter Apps 67 Paid
    4 Learn how to play Bass Guitar Apps 44 Free
    5 Bass Guitar Lessons For Beginners Course 37 Paid
    6 PlayPerfect Music Practice Software Software 17 Free
    7 Walking Bass - Quick Start Guide Course 1 Paid
    8 Fret Trainer Apps 0 Free
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