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Step-By-Step Bass Lessons

Beginner to Badass is a foolproof beginner’s bass guitar system — on ’roids. It’s the easiest way to learn bass. Period. With our system, you can’t fail, even if you think you suck.

Our video lessons will take you step by step, from sketchy-sounding bass rookie to full-on bass badass. 

Don’t get us wrong; we know it takes years to get to pro-level, to be a Flea or a Jaco. But with Beginner to Badass you’ll get the skills you need to …

Rip out your favorite songs and sound good.
Jam and improvise with other musicians.
Play in a band and hold your own.
Become irresistible to groupies (results may vary 😉 ).

Easy, Foolproof Video Lessons

We’ve been exactly where you are. Dreaming of picking up a bass and flooring everyone, but daunted by the reality of actually learning it.

Learning can be slow and frustrating if you learn the wrong way. When you hit a wall with your learning, it’s easy to just give up or noodle along without progress.

That’s why we created Beginner to Badass, to make learning as easy as possible, with rapid results.

Beginner to Badass is not voodoo magic — it’s an intelligently designed, meticulously crafted, beginner’s bass system that even the most musically hopeless will succeed with. Here’s why:

STEP-BY-STEP SYSTEM

No confusion, no head scratching. Be coached every step of the way, with each lesson seamlessly building on the last.

LEARN REAL SONGS

Our system won’t bore you to death, because you’ll learn loads of real songs with full backing tracks for that “jam-with-the-band” experience. (Don’t worry if you can’t read music or tabs; we’ve got you covered)

Learn real songs

BITE-SIZED LESSONS

You won’t feel overwhelmed. You’ll feel motivated and energized with doable, bite-sized lessons.

PLAY-ALONG METHOD

No need to practice alone. Keep on the straight and narrow and avoid developing bad habits with a 100% play-along method.

A KICK-ASS TEACHER

Our secret weapon: Josh Fossgreen. If you’re a beginner and want to learn bass properly, Josh is your man. (Watch the video at the top of this page and you’ll see what we mean.)

Hey dude, I just wanted to say I think what you’re doing is great. You’re an excellent instructor and an excellent player.
GARRETT CAMPBELL

Hey Josh! I want to thank you so much for all of your videos. I’ve got the basics down and so much more. You allowed me to achieve great things with the bass and now I’m doing small gigs around my area!
THOMAS DUNCAN

Josh rocks! I am an average bass rocker in an “old man band” as my son describes us. Josh really helped me out. Love how he broke it down and explained it to me in terms I could relate to.
JODY COPELAND

Our teaching technique is insanely simple, with real results. No gimmicks. No nonsense. Grab your bass, load up the lessons, play along, get good. It couldn’t be easier.

Real Results, Delivered

Don’t let the fact that our system is dead easy fool you…

1 Beginner to Badass is a fully comprehensive course with a fully structured curriculum.

You’ll get all the beginner fundamentals, knowledge, techniques and skills you’ll need to sound and feel like the real deal … not a bass hack who plods along.

2 You will get better faster, because our system is built on the proven principles of Deliberate Practice..

Deliberate Practice is celebrated in the book Talent Is Overrated, which earned acclaim as a NY Times Best-Seller.

Deliberate Practice is when you work on a skill that requires 1 to 3 practice sessions to master. If it takes longer than that, then you are working on something that is too complex. Once you master that skill, you can move on to practicing the next component that will take 1 to 3 sessions to master.

The result? With Beginner to Badass, learning will be easier, quicker and more effective than with traditional learning.

3 Beginner to Badass has been tried, tested, and proven. We stress-tested the s*** out of it to ensure effective and rapid results. Check it out ….

Meet Dan, The Human Guinea Pig

Dan had never played an instrument before. He wasn’t even sure he could, worried he was “over the hill.”

This made him a perfect guinea pig to put Beginner to Badass through its paces. Could we turn unconfident Dan into a solid bassist, in just weeks, with our system?

How to Learn Bass?

Yeah, we’re a bit biased, but we believe Beginner to Badass is the best way for beginners to start on the right foot and learn everything they need to get good. Here’s how our system stacks up:

YOU COULD LEARN FROM YOUTUBE VIDEOS

But with Beginner to Badass…

You get a fully structured course of lessons designed to work with each other. You won’t get a mishmash of random lessons that leave out vital beginner techniques or knowledge. You won’t be confused what to learn next.

YOU COULD HIRE A TEACHER

But with Beginner to Badass…

You’ll save a truckload of cash. If you can find a great teacher it’s one of the best ways to learn. But good teachers aren’t cheap; a year’s worth of lessons can run up to $3,000. Our lessons are a fraction of the cost, equally as effective and more convenient — do them whenever you like, at your own pace.

YOU COULD LEARN FROM BOOKS

But with Beginner to Badass…

You can see exactly how to do the technique correctly and hear the subtleties of how you should be sounding. No finger or fret mix-ups with us. You also get to use our play-along method, rather than having to figure out stuff by yourself.

YOU COULD LEARN BY USING FREE INTERNET TABS

But with Beginner to Badass…

You’ll learn the right techniques, in the right order, to get the right sound. You won’t drag along in some random order, or plateau when you should be pushing on. And you won’t need to struggle or waste time with incorrect tabs from sketchy bassists.

Reviews

I loved how easy to understand the lessons are. The step-by-step instruction and breakdown of lessons from slow to “fast” workouts, coupled with the fact that the lessons are always taught within musical context and in a professional, easy-to-navigate format, I’d definitely recommend them to anyone interested in learning bass.
SHANNA REILLY, PHILADELPHIA PA

This course increases in difficulty at the exact right speed. The visuals you provide of the beats, as well as the fret board, are really cool to make sure we are on the path to playing everything correct. The constant reiterations of how to play correctly make this program a huge success. I have said this before and I will say it again, I am very impressed with your teaching method.
JACK DAILY, MILWAUKEE WI

The lesson package has been phenomenal in improving my bass skills. I had already taken bass lessons for a couple years so I decided to take the Hardcore plan of three lessons a day for a month and this covers it all. It taught me better techniques on stuff I thought I knew, and new things as well such as Slap bass which I enjoy so much! I highly recommend for beginners, or even experienced players trying to learn something new. 
SAM BURKE, NORMAN OK

I love this format! I did the exercise on my first lesson. I couldn’t contain my excitement. In my first lesson I can learn to play a tune! I can’t overstate how jumping into playing real tunes feels to a beginner. 
J.MARTEL GOLDSMITH, ATLANTA GA

From music theory to timing to ear training, all this and much more without me needing to leave my living room. If you’re serious about taking your bass playing to the next level, you would be hard-pressed to find a better bass tutor than Josh Fossgreen.
PATRICK VAN METER, DAYTON OH

I’ve been struggling to learn bass guitar for 4 years and never got anywhere. In the last two months, I’ve learned more about playing bass guitar than I ever got while struggling for years with books and a teacher who didn’t know how to teach. Josh Fossgreen and BassBuzz have made all the difference.
VINSON W. JAYE, MONROEVILLE AL

30 Hours of Kick-Ass Lessons

Beginner to Badass is 30 hours of super-high-quality, super-effective video lessons, plus an essential Course Extras booklet with all the key points. Feature packed, this system contains everything you need to get good, with no unnecessary fluff:

PROPER TECHNIQUE

Become the boss of your bass by getting your left- and right-hand techniques down. Learn how pro bass players fret and pluck with speed and ease. Avoid common beginner mistakes right out of the gate.

KILLER RHYTHM TRAINING

Get your groove on. Watch Josh demystify rhythms and time signatures.  You’ll get tons of real-world practice playing and analyzing different rhythms, building your bass-playing arsenal.

MUSIC THEORY MADE UN-BORING

You’ll get everything you need to know to understand scales, chords, arpeggios, triads, chord progressions, notes on the fingerboard, and even how to read music—without the boredom or confusion. How? By applying everything you learn to actually playing real music.

REAL-WORLD MUSICIANSHIP

You’ll learn more than just how to technically play the instrument—you’ll learn important tricks for following drummers, developing your own groove, and playing like a real bass player.

IMPROVISATION + JAMMING

You’ll receive all the knowledge and know-how to craft your own music and construct your own bass lines. We’ll even take you through a step-by-step process for jamming and improvising with other musicians.

BASS WIZARDRY

We deliver you all the need-to-know bass fundamentals, but we don’t skimp on the cool stuff either. Slapping, popping, tapping, chords and more bass wizardry. Shazaam!

How Long to Get Good?

Beginner to Badass has been designed to put you in the driver’s seat. You can do the lessons at a pace that fits your time and goals. But we also include three flexible schedules too:

1-Month HARDCORE Plan: Get results quick. But not for the faint of heart; tackle this schedule only if you’re willing to make a strong commitment of time and effort.

3-Month FAST TRACK Plan: The perfect pace for most, Beginner to Badass in just 3 months.

6-Month STEADY EDDIE Plan: If you’re short on time or prefer to go at a leisurely pace, this is the plan for you.

Whatever Your Style

Style and Substance: With Beginner to Badass, you’ll get to play rock, pop, blues, soul, funk, metal, disco, gospel, jazz, prog, country, and more.

Jazz Schmazz? Even if you’re not a fan of a particular style, every single lesson will build your beginner fundamentals, irrespective. We won’t waste your time with filler.

Extras: Go Further

Squeeze even more juice out of the Beginner to Badass system with these mighty-fine bundled extras.

JAM-ALONG TRACKS

Studio-quality audio tracks for every song you’ll learn. Dial in your playing and get the feel of playing with a real band. Tracks come in slow, medium, and normal speeds, allowing you to pick the perfect tempo for your current ability. Jam tracks also come in versions with and without the bass track so you can experience holding down the low end yourself.

Songs Licensed via NoteFlight™

50 SONGS PACK

Bass tabs are good. But our 50 Songs for Beginners pack is better. You’ll be able hear and play along with each bass line – pause, rewind and even slow the songs down. Think tabs with rocket boosters. Beginner To Badass teaches you how to read tabs – you’ll be surprised how many songs you’ll soon be capable of playing…

  • All Star by Smashmouth
  • Alone, Together by Strokes
  • Another Brick In The Wall by Pink Floyd
  • Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
  • Blitzkrieg Bop by Ramones
  • Born Under A Bad Sign by Albert King
  • Come As You Are by Nirvana
  • Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
  • Crossfire by Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Don’t Stop Believin by Journey
  • Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz
  • Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash
  • Gimme Some Lovin by Spencer Davis
  • Highway to Hell by AC/DC
  • Hound Dog by Elvis
  • I Feel Good by James Brown

  • I Put A Spell On You by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  • In The Midnight Hour by Wilson Pickett
  • Iron Man by Black Sabbath
  • I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams
  • Lady Marmalade by Patti Labelle
  • London Calling by The Clash
  • Longview by Green Day
  • Money by Pink Floyd
  • My Girl by Temptations
  • My Sharona by The Knack
  • Only Happy When It Rains by Garbage
  • Other Side by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag by James Brown
  • Pretty Pink Ribbon by Cake
  • Roxanne by The Police
  • Runnin’ With The Devil by Van Halen
  • September by Earth, Wind And Fire
  • Seven Nation Army by White Stripes
  • Some Kind Of Wonderful by Grand Funk Railroad
  • Soul to Squeeze by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Sunshine Of Your Love by Cream
  • Sweet Home Alabama by Skynyrd
  • Testify by Rage Against The Machine
  • The Animals by House Of The Rising Sun
  • The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
  • Thunderstruck by AC/DC
  • Time Bomb by Rancid
  • Under The Bridge by Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • With Or Without You by U2
  • Yellow by Coldplay
  • You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi
  • Your Love Keeps Liftin’ Me by Jackie Wilson

MASTER CLASS LESSONS

Once you have your fundamentals down, Josh will take you through a tour of some advanced bass topics (Yes, when you have completed Beginner to Badass you’ll be ready for advanced-level stuff. For real.) You’ll also learn Josh’s secret weapons for effective and energizing practicing.

Who the Hell Are BassBuzz?

We are a small team of bass nuts. Nothing gets us off more than helping beginners realize they can learn bass—but more than that, sound badass. Meet some of the team:

Josh, the main man. Super-hero strengths include the ability to get anyone to learn bass easily. He loves bananas.

JP Allen, decades of music teaching experience. His collaboration with Josh led to the creation of our unique learning system.

Jason is our resident tech ninja. He didn’t play bass so we locked him in a room with a bass guitar and Beginner to Badass. He’s now a badass.

Choose Your Weapon

Getting your lessons is secure, quick, and easy. Choose from the following two options:

OPTION 1: ONLINE VERSION

Begin your bass badass journey moments from now …

With the online version, as soon as you complete your order, you’ll get immediate online access to the complete Beginner to Badass system.

Videos work on all computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile devices.

The Online version includes instant lifetime access to all the lessons.

You’ll also get these extras:

50 First Songs Pack
Course Extras Booklet (Digital)
Jam-Along Audio Tracks
Master Class Lessons

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OPTION 2: DVD VERSION

With the physical version, you get the complete Beginner to Badass system on DVDs (compatible worldwide).

Your bass bundle will arrive at your door in no time flat, with fast free shipping.

You’ll also get these extras:

50 First Songs Pack
Course Extras Booklet (Physical)
Jam-Along Audio Tracks on CD
Master Class Lessons on DVD

You’ll also get instant lifetime access to the online version of the videos so you can start using the lessons the second you check out (while you’re waiting for your DVDs to be delivered).

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Killer 180-Day Guarantee

These are the best damn beginner lessons on the planet in the universe. You’ll get nearly $3,000 worth of lessons packaged in a kickass learning system at a fraction of the cost. Not to mention the master class lessons, Course Extras companion booklet,  First 50 Songs pack, jam tracks, lifetime access, and lifetime support.

You’ll be able to go over the lessons as many times as you want, all from the comfort of your own sofa at your own pace.

But talk is cheap. That’s why Beginner to Badass comes with a full 180-day money-back guarantee …

If there’s any reason you’re not 100% pumped with Beginner to Badass, all you have to do is email help@bassbuzz.com or call Jessica on our support team at (888)-882-2774 within 180 days of your purchase and we’ll give you a full refund, right away, no questions asked … and with a smile!

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Beginner to Badass

ONLINE LESSONS

$39.97 PAY PLAN
Or $197 One-time Payment

30 Hours of Online Beginner’s Lessons
(Instant Lifetime Access)

EXTRAS:

50 First Songs Pack

Course Extras Booklet (Digital)

Jam-Along Audio Tracks

Master Class Lessons

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Works on Computer, Tablet, Mobile

180-Day Money-Back Guarantee

Instant Lifetime Access

DVD LESSONS

$49.97 PAY PLAN
Or $247 One-time Payment

30 Hours of DVD Beginner’s Lessons
(Plus Online Access to Lessons)

EXTRAS:

50 First Songs Pack

Course Extras Booklet (Physical)

Jam-Along Audio Tracks on CD

Master Class Lessons on DVD

INFO:

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180-Day Money-Back Guarantee

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