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 JD Moore

Never seen anything so productive!

JD Moore

"The course is absolutely amazing! Right now I’m playing in a Jazz Trio, two worship groups, and a new band that is really taking off, as in a recording session in the Spring, followed, by a mini tour. I need to be up to it by Spring! I’m absolutely convinced that these lessons will get me there! Never seen anything so productive, and I’ve probably used almost all of them."
Paul Brooke

You make things simple!

Paul Brooke

"Isn’t it funny how some teachers—–like you——–can make things simple——while others can make the same things complicated? There’s an old saying that a good teacher can show you the right way in 5 minutes or an hour, that would take years on your own."
TK

I loved the Jam track! Could not stop!

TK

"Unit 13 reggae, man I loved the jam track could not stop, triads inversions double, triple tempo breaks… everything flowed low on the neck high on the neck I was all over the place. Even tried walking bass on top of it!"
Carmie Hull;

Amazed, shocked and stunned at the amount I have learned

Carmie Hull;

"With much satisfaction and personal gratification, I’m happy to say that a few  weeks ago I completed my first pass through all of the material included in Music Theory for the Bass Player, The Course! and am amazed, shocked, stunned at the amount that I learned. The course in combination with your book Music Theory for the Bass Player is an excellent value. They offer an enormous amount of information for the dedicated student."
Matt, personal email

Developed as a bassist more in the past five weeks in your course than the past couple years with other stuff.

Matt, personal email

"My highest compliments to you. Been playing about six years trying to learn by multiple methods. Developed as a bassist more in the past five weeks in your course than the past couple years with other stuff."
Jesse Perez

I look forward to practicing!

Jesse Perez

"I feel like I’m progressing with my understanding of music and how it relates to the Bass guitar. I look forward to practicing and am developing a more purposeful approach to practice.  It seems like I am having breakthroughs every time I sit down with the instrument."
Hans DeWitt

SOmehow you are able to take away the fear...

Hans DeWitt

“You’re the first Bassplayer/teacher/person I have come across that’s able to go “beyond” the technical, or to make “us” (certainly me) see that it’s not very complicated or very technical. Well maybe it is complicated and technical but somehow you are able to take away “the fear” and let people (again: certainly me) dive in, take the plunge. And on top of that you have the talent to make it fun!”
Michael, personal email

One of the best educational investments I have ever made!

Michael, personal email

“Just wanted to let everyone considering taking your 20-week bass course that it is one of the best educational investments I have ever made. The weekly classes are loads of fun with plenty of variety and obtainable challenges. Being able to re-watch videos helps me keep myself in check. I can see and hear my technique and confidence growing.”
David Ammerman

Glad I signed up!

David Ammerman

"This course is great! I’ll keep at it… I’m laughing to myself at how hard it is to keep up with you, I get a lot of value, going back over the bass Lab stuff…  Livin The Dream, glad I signed up."
Fagner Serrano

Thank you for making me a better bassist!

Fagner Serrano

"Thank you very much for making me a better bassist! 🙂 I’m entering week 19 – Maj and Min Pentatonic – and I am very excited about it as I have been over the entire course so far. And yes, you can definitely use my sentence as well as my name. Anything that encourages people to take this amazing course. Go for it! 🙂"

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Fred Pucci

Ari is born to teach!

Fred Pucci

"I am currently enrolled in this course and have found it to be extremely beneficial. It is comprehensive and features a systematic approach, where each week’s new lesson builds on the previous ones. She has a very natural, easy going teaching style (born to teach!) which creates a positive and encouraging learning environment. In addition, she is very strong on proper technique. And for someone just starting out like yourself, developing the right habits from the get-go is essential— and so much easier than trying to change bad habits later on (speaking from personal experience, lol). This alone would be worth the cost of tuition! In addition, you will get a solid foundation in Music Theory — from the perspective of the bass player. These are the building blocks that will serve you well down the road and pave the way for you to go from beginner to advanced beginner to intermediate player, much sooner than you would have otherwise."
Chris B.

Mindful Practice!

Chris B.

"I wanted to touch base and let you know that I took your advice and started working for 10 minutes on mindful practice.  It is working out much better than anticipated and is usually stretched to about 30 min (depending on the sleeping baby of course haha).  While it’s obviously a slower way to go through the material I find that it “sticks” better and I am able to better recall the scales, changes, practice items when going to back to them. Thanks for the great advice!" "I wanted to tell you that I really love your book and course. I’m 40 years old and have been playing on and off since I was 15, but it never clicked for me. Your course and book have totally changed that. Things I could never visualize or fully understand are really starting to come together. Now if I could just find more time in the day or rewind the clock about 20 years, lol."
Chris Northington

Money well spent!

Chris Northington

“I first ran across your videos on no treble and I was particularly drawn to the fact that your lessons are grounded in theory and, just as importantly, you address the specific mechanical approach to the instrument with regard to technique.  It took me years to realize that my brain would prefer to coordinate the same finger on each hand at the same time causing a mental glitch when it conflicted with the actual music being attempted.  I truly appreciate the fact that you’ve taken the time to address these type of issues. Money well spent!”
Kevin Gonyo 2

Your course really does work!

Kevin Gonyo 2

"I wanted to send you a thank you and say your course really does work. Your teaching is so good, so understandable.  Your materials are so useful and allow students to go back to it over and over again.  It’s amazing how much I have received and learned for such a small investment. From PORA to tiny habits that you add in as just part of what you do and how you do it, it’s amazing and so effective. I just really wanted to say thanks. Regarding your Music Theory Wall Chart … I find more new things every time I look at it.  It’s an incredible wealth of information. Thanks again!"
Antonio Conino-Lopez

You forment creativity

Antonio Conino-Lopez

"I have lived my life surrounded by educators; mom has a doctorate in education, uncles with same degree and since childhood, I have had tons of different views on how to learn, teach, etc. then, I have experienced through college, medical school, residency, other professionals and their way of teaching. Yours is unique and how you present it, is in a building block manner and fun. You foment creativity. Thank you."
Adrian Pop

The course is hard to describe... now I can write my own bass lines

Adrian Pop

"Hi Ariane, as a self-taught bass player for many years I strongly believe that I did the best investment of my life buying the course. For the first time, I hear myself playing exactly what I want, nothing more, nothing less. … and being able to write down my first bass lines with fills in less than a week is one of the biggest steps that I could dream about a week ago. WoW?!!!" "Yes, the course is something very hard to describe in words and how much it means to me. I remember that all I was playing on my bass for more than 30 years was Root & Five. But now ( after studying the course with you ) I can write my own bass lines, I can read music ( before I could read TAB ) and now everything I play makes sense.  I know what I play when I play and why I play. All of that is because of you and your team Ariane. Thank you very much for making this possible."
Vanessa Rae

I love the "Practice with me" videos

Vanessa Rae

"I’m currently working in Unit Three. This course is amazing! I love the “Practice With Me” videos because after my weekend focus session with a unit I can just make a checklist of vids with timestamps for the exercises I want to shed that week, then I just hit those daily during my busy work week. I can see I am going to be able to go back and do this course again at least another full time and get even more out of it too..."
Joseph Tumolo

Ariane has a proven process...

Joseph Tumolo

"I have wasted so much time with talented well-intended musicians who just don’t know how to teach. I feel so lucky and blessed to have found Ariane. I have never had a teacher of this caliber in any area of my life including high school and college. In this day and age, with so much content online it’s easy to get overwhelmed and distracted.  Ariane has a process. A process that is proven. It works and I feel like I have improved more in the last few months of studying with her than in the last several years. She also understands the theory behind learning. She applies that theory to every component of her teaching.  On a personal level, she is incredibly passionate about teaching and truly cares about her students getting results and enjoying the process. She is a true gift to me and I am sure all those who come in contact with her."
Dave Dickens

Ariane's Approach to Theory is Masterful

Dave Dickens

"One of my issues as a bass player who has just entered into what I consider the intermediate skill level is that I feel like that I have all these boxes of information floating around in my head, but that they are not connected and I find myself floundering. Ariane’s approach seems to be quickly addressing that issue for me. I think her approach to Theory is masterful and that it allows students to make actual progress that gets them to a place where they know their fretboards and the basics well so that when they tackle the more theoretical aspects of music, they have the foundation and the muscle memory to incorporate this new information. I know I am not explaining that well, but I assure you that I am a firm believer in her approach."

Reviews Reviews Reviews

Michael Personal Email

One of the best educational investments I ever made

Michael Personal Email

“Just wanted to let everyone considering taking your 20-week bass course that it is one of the best educational investments I have ever made. The weekly classes are loads of fun with plenty of variety and obtainable challenges. Being able to re-watch videos helps me keep myself in check. I can see and hear my technique and confidence growing.”
JD Moore

Never seen anything so productive

JD Moore

"The course is absolutely amazing! Right now I’m playing in a Jazz Trio, two worship groups, and a new band that is really taking off, as in a recording session in the Spring, followed, by a mini tour. I need to be up to it by Spring! I’m absolutely convinced that these lessons will get me there! Never seen anything so productive, and I’ve probably used almost all of them."
Joseph Tumolo

Ariane has a proven process

Joseph Tumolo

"I have wasted so much time with talented well-intended musicians who just don’t know how to teach. I feel so lucky and blessed to have found Ariane. I have never had a teacher of this caliber in any area of my life including high school and college. In this day and age, with so much content online it’s easy to get overwhelmed and distracted.  Ariane has a process. A process that is proven. It works and I feel like I have improved more in the last few months of studying with her than in the last several years. She also understands the theory behind learning. She applies that theory to every component of her teaching.  On a personal level, she is incredibly passionate about teaching and truly cares about her students getting results and enjoying the process. She is a true gift to me and I am sure all those who come in contact with her."
Jesse Perez

I look forward to practicing!

Jesse Perez

"I feel like I’m progressing with my understanding of music and how it relates to the Bass guitar. I look forward to practicing and am developing a more purposeful approach to practice.  It seems like I am having breakthroughs every time I sit down with the instrument."
Dr. Dave Walker

This is how theory should be taught!

Dr. Dave Walker

"Bass players rejoice! Music Theory for the Bass Player presents music theory as it matters: to improve your playing and your hearing. And all from the perspective of the bass player. Ariane Cap has put together a challenging book that will reward you with more confident and capable playing and improvising with a solid knowledge of what you are doing and why. In fact it is just as much about fingering as it is about theory, and Ms. Cap explains how fingering patterns relate to theory concepts and how these work together to strengthen your ear, so you know the sound before you play it. This is how theory should be taught: to improve your playing."
Adrian Pop 2

A Pot of Gold

Adrian Pop 2

The course is a pot of gold in my own opinion, the more you dig the more you get and I am planning to go again over the course in a much slower speed than the first time. I really want to taste every note out of it. It is so well done because is not a shortcut to a way that someone learned how to play the bass and then he or she is trying to teach everybody else online that way. I tried everything bass related I could find online or in a music bookstore. I probably could open my own bookstore now with the amount of books I have. But the course is the best because you explain everything from the beginning to the end. And after I understood the theory that was soooo easy to understand in your lessons, everything else is a joy. I could hardly wait from a lesson to the other one ( something similar to when I watch the prison brake for the first time :))))
Bill Surrey

an excellent, well-organized, practically useful course

Bill Surrey

It is a pleasure to be able to give an unreservedly positive testimonial for the book and course combination Musical Theory for Bass Players by Arianna Cap.   This is an excellent course. It is extremely carefully thought out and well organized and basically does exactly what it says on the tin.  Over 20 lectures, each one requiring a minimum of about 100 minutes to complete, it introduces the bass player to key musical concepts in a digestible form and provides a wealth of exercises which are excellent at breaking down left and right-hand techniques and isolating and removing bad habits while promoting good ones. The author is passionate about teaching and gives frequent advise and tips on how best to learn, particularly with reference to the PORA method. The course is arranged around a variety of video demonstrations given by the author, with the student invited to play along. The tone of the course is friendly and inclusive and is pitched in such a way as to be useful to all levels of ability.   My own experience of the course has been extremely positive. As a beginner to intermediate level player, I find the lessons stimulating and challenging, taking me on average about two weeks each to complete to a sufficient level of proficiency to enable progression. They are very well structured with each lesson building on the last and offering fresh challenges. The course has already enabled me to uncover various issues with my technique that I was unaware of and has provided to clear roadmap as to how to address them. In addition, my appreciation of musical theory is progressing steadily. In summary, this is an excellent, well-organized, practically useful course that is well worth its relatively modest cost.