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Introduction Are you really moving forward as a bass player?

Scott Devine

There has never been a better time to learn the bass.

No matter the skill you want to learn, there are thousands of YouTube lessons and online courses covering every topic about the bass imaginable.

So why is it so difficult to learn bass online?

Bouncing from random lesson to lesson, course to course, you’re slowly developing big holes in your foundation which is hindering your progress, limiting your potential and ultimately your enjoyment of the bass.

Youtube Roulette

Until now private tuition and music schools were the only way to get personalized instruction.

You get personalised lessons, direction and accountability. But what if you want to learn from your home at your own pace, and don’t want to spend up to thousands of dollars for private tuition or a music school?

We created a revolutionary new platform that offers focus and direction, without the cost.

I have tried books, DVD’s, YouTube, and nothing has helped me like this site. It really feels like Scott is my personal bass tutor!

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The only step-by-step performance based online learning platform for bassists that can take you from total beginner to pro-level.


How it works

Players Path gives you 3 key elements you can’t get from books, Online courses or YouTube lessons.

01. A clear starting point

02. Skill-based assignments

03. Step-by-step guidance


What's Inside

Players Path comes loaded with tons of high quality video, audio, and skill-evaluation tools.


60+ hours of detailed step-by-step video instruction

In total, Players Path features over 60 hours of in-depth video tutorials with me. So I’m basically your personal bass teacher whilst you’re progressing through each of the levels.

Hundreds of lessons

Players Path contains hundreds of lessons specifically curated to the difficulty level, and allows you to check off each lesson as you complete it, so you’ll always know how far you’ve come.


8 performance projects within each level

The best way to learn is by doing. That’s why the core of players path is the performance projects - between 7 and 10 original songs to work your way through in each level.

Skill evaluation tool

Players Path doesn’t leave you in the dark about whether or not to advance a level, but gives you specific self evaluation questions to give you an accurate picture of where you’re at.


Beautifully designed printable workbooks

If you’d rather study something offline, or even read it from a printed page, Players Path gives you downloadable workbooks for every written exercise.


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The Path

Here’s exactly how Players Path will take you, stage-by-stage, from beginner to seriously advanced.


Level 01

Get started with the bass as a total beginner

In the first level, you’ll discover the most foundational skills for playing the bass, like fundamental playing techniques, time signatures, note length, and basic muting.

Level 02

Get comfortable with simple bass lines

For the second level you'll learn all about fretting hand fingering, basic harmony, staccato notes, and different types of rest notes.

Level 03

Many self-taught players start here

Here you’ll discover new keys — including E major, A major, and F major — as well as how to use accents, accidentals, fermata symbols, and basic fingerboard movement.


Level 04

Begin adding style and groove to your playing

In this level, you’ll find out about shuffle and swing feel, slides, dotted notes, slap and pop technique, and more. Plus you’ll also begin to focus more heavily on reading music notation.

Level 05

Bring your bass playing into the spotlight

Here we’ll begin looking at how to play melodies as a bassist. Plus we’ll also cover swung sixteenth notes, tied notes, and syncopated rhythms.

Level 06

Start shredding

In this level we begin to work on walking bass lines. Plus you’ll also master the mixolydian and minor pentatonic scales, begin finding out about common jazz harmony, and continue developing your fretting hand finger positions.


Level 07

Unlock your creativity

Here you’ll start learning how to improvise and write bass solos. And the songs will challenge you with odd time signatures, fast tempos, harmonics, and more.

Level 08

Push your boundaries

In this level, you’ll be challenged to sight read tabs and notation. Plus you’ll also push your playing to the extremes of syncopated rhythms, wide-intervalic lines, chordal parts, soloing over static minor chords and two dominant chords, plus much more.

Level 09

Play like a pro

This level will seriously put all your skills to the test. You’ll take on playing bebop-style melodies, soloing over fast non-diatonic chord sequences, switching between fingerstyle and slap lines, alternating between different time signatures, and more.

The biggest thing I did to improve my bass playing was join SBL.

Randy from Norwalk, OH

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Who’s this for?

Players Path is engineered to help anyone become the best bassist they can be.

Scott Devine
  • You’ve never held a bass in your life.

  • You’ve played for a while but are lacking direction or stuck in a rut.

  • You’re an advanced player but want to push your skills further. Even I struggle with Level 9!

  • You want to save hundreds on disconnected one-off courses, or thousands of dollars on private tuition / music school.

  • You want to save precious time spinning in circles by the YouTube algorithm.

Players Path is rooted in my 20+ year career as a pro bass player and teacher.

SCOTT DEVINE Scott’s Bass Lessons Founder

Heyo! I’m Scott Devine, founder of ScottsBassLessons. I started playing bass professionally in my early 20s. And I’ve had the honor of recording, touring and teaching all over the world.

Through a combination of mentorship and my own analytical personality, I discovered some unusual shortcuts that speed up the learning process, and in 2010 I started a YouTube channel to share these shortcuts with other aspiring bass players.

Now more than a million people follow my bass lessons online and I’m super proud that SBL has become the leader in online bass tuition. Players Path is the latest game-changing innovation from myself and the team here at SBL.

Scott Devine Profile

Players Path

From the best bass players on the planet

  • Adam Neely

  • Adam Nolly Getgood

  • Andrew Gouche

  • Bobby Vega

  • Danny Mo Morris

  • Felix Pastorious

  • Gary Willis

  • Phil Mann

  • Sean Hurley

  • Steve Lawson

And many more!


01 Players Path

A step-by-step progression platform that will guide you from absolute beginner all the way up to pro-level.

02 Legendary Course Library

No matter your skill level, your goals and interests, you’ll find the guidance you need with hundreds of in-depth courses in an easy to use library.

03 World-class Instructors

Learn from a team of world-class instructors that you won’t find anywhere else, including Gary Willis, Sean Hurley, Rufus Philpot, Steve Jenkins, and Rich Brown.

04 Weekly Live Seminars

Live seminars are held every week with Scott Devine and many of our world-class instructors, where you’ll be able to ask your questions and hang out with your fellow students.

05 Exclusive Interviews

Hours of interviews and candid conversation with your favorite bass players from Hendrik Linder, Jonathan Maron and Adam Neely to Verdine White and even Billy Sheehan.

06 Thriving Community

Whether you need constructive feedback or a friendly push, our members support each other’s journey and feel a sense of belonging over a shared love of the bass.

07 Campus Challenges

Challenges are held throughout the year to help make you a better bass player. Our whole community gets involved, really making it a fun and social learning environment.

08 Student Support

White-glove support from our dedicated student-success team. Whatever you need, our team is there to help. No question is too big — or too small.

09 Members-only Discounts

Members-only discounts for ALL of our events and extended programs. Occasionally, we offer events and courses that are too big to fit inside the SBL Membership. But whenever that happens, we make sure our members get the lowest price available to thank them for their ongoing support.

10 Deals on Bass Gear

Exclusive deals with dozens of bass gear and accessory manufacturers. If you spend more than a few hundred dollars a year on strings, upkeep, and other bass gear, these discounts alone will pay for your membership.

And much more...

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Over 85K students trust SBL with their bass training

Our students feel proud to be a part of SBL and are based all over the world. Whether they’re total beginners or professionals, we meet students where they are and take them to where they want to be.

My bass playing is improving in leaps and bounds. You guys have enabled me to fall in love with this amazing instrument.”


The biggest thing I did to improve my bass playing was join SBL. The value I get for my money is incredible!”


This platform is better than every single school/teacher I had in my entire life-time as a musician (and it has been 17 years so far!)”


Scott's Bass Lessons is without question the very best online music school I have used. Very impressive.""


I am kicking myself for waiting so long to sign up…This will truly change my bass playing and my life.”


I can't believe I've waited so long to become a member of the SBL Academy. This is, by far, one of the best decisions I've ever made.”


If we don’t totally rock your world within 30 days We’ll pay for you to join another program*

SBL GUARANTEE OF awesomeness

We’re so confident the SBL learning platform will help you to become a better bass player, we’re offering a killer guarantee to go with it.

If after 30 days you feel SBL isn’t for you, let us know and we’ll give you a full refund AND pay for you to join any other online bass education program, *for a full year — up to $500.

It’s super important to us that we’re always delivering an unbeatable learning experience to our students, so the guarantee is as much for you as it is for us.

The Alternatives

We want you to be absolutely certain SBL Membership is for you. So before you enroll, consider the other options you have for becoming the best bass player you can be:

Option 1:
Music School

You could spend up to $200,000 to get a four-year music degree from colleges like NYU and Berklee.

Option 2:
Private Tuition

You could spend tens of thousands of dollars on private lessons with world-class instructors like I did. Average cost $100 an hour.

Option 3:

You could even try to cobble together a bunch of random courses and videos to try to build your own "music school in a box".

The cost of choosing the manual route (option 3)

  • Most online bass courses cost at least $100 each.

  • Step-by-step learning software similar to Players Path and Learning Pathways costs at least $200 per year.

  • One-to-one video feedback like our Student Focus Workshops costs $280 or more.

  • Well-known bass players charge at least $50 for group livestream sessions.

100+ specialised courses


Step-by-step learning software


One-to-one video feedback


50+ livestreams with A-List bass players


Total alternative cost:
$12,980 per year

But with SBL you get all of this and way more, for less than $13 a month.



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Is this a new standalone product I need to pay extra for?

No! Players Path is part of the SBL Membership. If you’re already a member, you’ll get it automatically.

How many levels are there in Players Path?

Players Path has 9 levels. The first is accessible to beginners, and the last gave *me* trouble to play.

We believe if you successfully complete all 9 levels, you’ll undergo a transformation in your bass playing.

What if I’m already an [intermediate/advanced] bassist?

There are self-assessments, so you can determine your level and skip right to the level that’s most helpful to you.

What if I just want to get into the Membership and go “ala carte”?

You do not have to use Players Path. You can take any course you want, and utilize any of the other amazing features of the Membership, from the campus to the Bass Hangs.Just like a personal trainer (but one who costs NOTHING beyond your usual gym dues), Players Path is there for you whenever you need it.

What if I join, then realize I don’t have the time I thought to put into it?

Not only can you get a full refund as long as you request it within 30 days (of your first payment), with the SBL Guarantee of Awesomeness, we’ll ALSO pay for the online bass program of your choice - up to $500 - for a FULL YEAR.