The eMedia Bass For Dummies software is a fun and easy way to learn bass quickly. Learn to play the bass at your own pace with techniques demonstrated in 30 full-motion videos. Have fun playing along with live recorded songs or MIDI tracks you can slow down or speed up. Youll be able to create a bass line for any song you like. Over 70 easy-to-follow lessons start with the basics, such as tuning the bass, and move on to playing simple bass lines and catchy rhythms with fills, syncopation, and shuffle rhythms. Instant Feedback listens to your playing and highlights notes played correctly in bass lines so you can learn faster. Your teacher is professional bassist and instructor John Arbo from the New School in New York City. The excellent teaching he offers in this method offers exceptional value and will get you playing quickly.

Teaches many important bass skills including:
· Right- and left-hand techniques
· How to create bass lines
· Major and minor scales
· Using major and minor triads
· Playing interesting rhythmic variations
· Walkups and walkdowns
· Chord connections and fills
· Syncopated rhythms
and much more!

Play over 30 songs including:
"Knockin on Heavens Door" - Bob Dylan
"Rockn Me" - The Steve Miller Band
"Scarborough Fair" - made famous by Simon & Garfunkel
"La Bamba" - Made famous by Los Lobos
"Midnight Special" - made famous by Creedence Clearwater Revival
"Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" - Various artists
"Uncle Johns Band" - The Grateful Dead
"House of the Rising Sun" - Various artists
... and many more!

System Requirements


Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8 / 10


macOS 10.5 to 10.14

(Internet connection recommended for online activation.)

Attention Mac users: As you may be aware, Apple has decided to discontinue support for 32-bit applications starting in macOS 10.15 (Catalina). If you wish to use eMedia software which requires 32-bit support, do not upgrade past macOS 10.14 (Mojave). eMedia is working on a new version that will support Catalina and future versions of macOS, but they do not yet have a release date for it.

For more information regarding macOS 10.15, please visit: https://support.emediamusic.com/kb/faq.php?id=88
  • Interactive Educational Software
  • Over 70 step-by-step video-enhanced lessons
  • Over 30 high-quality videos with full-screen option
  • Animated fretboard displays fingering positions as the music plays
  • Includes an automatic tuner, metronome, and digital recorder
  • Finger Tracker shows you the note youre playing on the fretboard