BassLine Online Lessons with Shmuel Bassman. Learn to play by ear and play like a pro!
BassLine productions is now offering lower priced, online video keyboard lessons – learn to play by ear and play like a pro from the comfort of your own home. Many hundreds of successful students, some playing professionally.
Below are 2 tracks of beginner plans – the standard track as well as fast-track beginner plan. Please note that you can switch your plan after you start if you feel it is too fast or slow.
We also have advanced (non-beginner) plans available. For advanced and all custom plans, please contact us for more info and we will get back to you shortly. Please mention how far along you are on the keyboard to give us an idea of your level.
Please note that each signup entitles ONLY 1 person to take the online lessons. We do offer discounts for multiple family members taking the course simultaneously. Please contact us for more info and we will get back to you shortly. Please mention how many family members are looking to join.
Do you teach notes?
My method of teaching is by ear. This means that I am not teaching notes which are those round circles with lines in them. I use my own papers which have the A-B-C letters on them. They are clear, easy to learn and sound professional if followed. The idea is for students to use these papers as a guide to learn the song which in turn trains their ear to get used to chord patterns and how different types of songs work. This is what I call playing by ear. What’s nice about it is that it isn’t tedious like learning notes, which is similar to learning a new language. It teaches how to use the keyboard; and quickly.
Are these strictly keyboard lessons or are they piano lessons as well?
It is geared towards keyboard – to use the beats and features of the keyboard. There is some overlap between keyboard and piano though. Having said that, the first 10 lessons can be done on the piano if you want to try it that way first before buying a keyboard.
Are the lessons done through zoom or are they video lessons?
The lessons are via thorough videos that I spent a lot of time putting together with different views to give over the material very effectively. They teach the method that I’ve been teaching for many years and many people are using them successfully. It also gives you the flexibility of taking the lessons at a time that’s good for you and they are there for review. So they are not zoom lessons. I also give pdf’s in each lesson that show the current song. They are not notes. They are my own sheets that are designed to help the student learn how to play ear.
Which track should I chose – standard or fast-track?
Usually for younger children I recommend standard and for anyone ages 11 and older, I recommend the fast-track. But this is absolutely not set in stone. It depends on each student, their schedule, and your budget. Keep in mind, that you can always switch to a faster or slower track down the line if you feel you need a change of pace. Simply contact us and we will set that up for you.
Are the videos downloadable?
Unfortunately not – due to security and ease of sharing the videos are strictly not downloadable. We also have a USB option that does not require any internet connection. Please email email@example.com for more info.
Do I see my lessons after my plan is complete or cancelled?
You have access to your video lessons only as long as you are a member. It is recommended to print out all your material and keep it organized in a loose-leaf. This you would keep forever (as you would by in person music lessons). If necessary, we can create a freeze plan which gives you access to all your past lessons for a low fee of $10/ month.
Looking forward to an awesome musical experience!
Please choose your plan below and hit next to sign up.