eMedia Bass Method Mac


Bass Guitar Instructional Software – 30 Videos, 140 Lessons, Animated Fretboard, Variable-speed MIDI tracks, Built-in Tuner – Mac

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Bass Lessons To Learn the Basics and Beyond
Learn how to play bass with this best-selling bass guitar method. Noted bassist and teacher John Arbo takes you through a complete bass tutorial with 140 bass lessons that show you how to tune the bass, read bass tabs and notes, play bass scales and master common bass parts.
eMedia Interactive Feedback technologies, like the Note and Finger Tracker, make learning bass faster. Bass lessons use popular, easy bass songs like Rock’n Me Baby Steve Miller and the Grateful Dead’s Uncle John’s Band to make learning how to play bass fun.

This product will only run on MACs running Mojave (10.14) or earlier as it requires a 32bit OS. Beginning with macOS 10.15 (Catalina), Apple has eliminated the option to run 32-bit apps on the Mac. eMedia developers are currently working on software updates to support Catalina and future versions of macOS, but this is a major undertaking. They are currently unable to foresee how long it will take us to create these new versions.

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In Depth


  • eMedia;s Animated Fretboard to display bass fingerings and make it easy to learn how to read bass tabs, notes and how to play bass parts.
  • Note and Finger Tracker, which lets you see the bass notes you play in notation and on the Animated Fretboard as the bass software listens to your playing using the computer’s microphone.
  • Bass lessons with split-screen videos show you both right and left hand bass technique.
  • An automatic bass tuner, recorder, guitar chord dictionary and digital metronome – crucial tools to learn how to play bass.
  • Easy bass songs and bass parts to keep it fun while you learn how to read bass tabs and notes.
  • Songs and bass guitar lessons as audio and MIDI tracks where selections can be looped, slowed or sped up.
  • A chapter on music theory covering intervals, bass scales and chords shows how to create your own bass lines.
  • Great bass songs made famous by the Dead, CCR and Dylan to make bass guitar lessons fun! Songs include bass-only and No Bass options so you can play along with the band.
  • Many songs also used in eMedia Guitar Method, so you can play along with friends taking guitar lessons.

Anyone can learn how to play bass guitar today with bass lessons from eMedia!


About the Bass

Types of basses and their parts; stringing; tuning; holding the bass; string numbering; hand and finger position; musical alphabet and the fretboard; right- and left-hand exercises; first bass line.

II. Simple Bass Lines with Catchy Rhythms
String dampening; right- and left-hand finger techniques; major scales; creating bass lines using major triads; rhythmic possibilities for bass lines; the äóìIntergalactic Bass Rhythmäó with variations; first syncopated rhythms.

III. Developing More Bass Lines and Fills
Shifting from triad to triad; building bass lines combining rhythms with triads; changing bass patterns within a song; fingering rule exceptions; minor scales; minor triads; creating bass lines for songs using major and minor triads; fills and how to use them; bass lines with slash chords.

IV. Walkups, Walkdowns and Syncopation
Walkups and walkdowns; changing positions; connecting chords; fills within sections; eighth-note fills; understanding the blues or shuffle rhythms; learning new syncopated rhythms; using syncopation with chord notes; introducing the eighth-note groove and its rhythmic possibilities.

V. Reading Tablature
Learning how to read TAB äóñ a simple music notation common to all fretted sting instruments; rhythmic notation; time signatures; songs and licks written out in TAB

VI. Reading Standard Music Notation
Introducing standard music notation äóñ a universal music notation common to all instruments; note values; rests; time signatures; sharps, flats and naturals; key signatures; learning to read on every string and up the fretboard with songs and licks.

Theory: Intervals, Scales, and Triads
Learning the basics about intervals; how to recognize different intervals on the bass and in music notation; how to play major and minor scales in the nine most frequently used keys; how to play major triads; minor triads, diminished triads and augmented triads.

Button symbols; commands and shortcuts; Animated Fretboard; song looping; tools (Metronome, Recorder, and Finger Tracker); bass set-up; amplifying the bass; Instant Feedback.