Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What sets TMBG Lite apart from other options?
Apart from features like the animated onscreen fretboard, scrolling music scores, 100s of tracks of original music, and the opportunity, at the end of most lessons, to sit in with a band of Nashville A-list studio musicians, TMBG Lite is a complete, A-Z, college-level course in bass guitar designed to guide students from the most basic rudiments to mastery of the instrument. Most online instruction consists of one-song or one-riff at-a-time mini-lessons, which is fine if all you want is to sound like somebody else or impress your friends at a party. But if you want a comprehensive education in bass guitar that will equip you to take your place on any stage in the world, TMBG Lite is the best choice!
4. Why only one instructor?
When Lois was in trouble and help arrived, did she say "Only Superman?"
You've heard the phrase "too many cooks spoil the broth"? Well, too many instructors can spoil the bassist. Imagine you're a baseball pitcher, and you have twenty different instructors telling you forty different ways to throw the ball! Your game would be a mess! While it may sound cool to have access to squared multiples of instructors, any real educator knows that continuity of instruction is the only way to develop your OWN unique voice, and that's what ensures long-term success.
5. Why Roy Vogt?
Because if there's a Superman in the world of bass instruction, it's TMBG instructor Roy Vogt: recognized throughout the bass-playing community as one of those rare individuals who is both an accomplished player and a teacher of the highest international standing. Roy received the first Master's Degree in Electric Bass ever awarded - from the University of Miami. Since 1983 he's been head of the Bass Department at Nashville's prestigious Belmont University.
6. Why only 20 Lessons?
DID MOSES SAY "WHY ONLY 10 COMMANDMENTS?"
It's a perfectly fair question, though. The fact is, each TMBG Lite Lesson is anywhere from 22 minutes to an nearly an hour long. But each is an intensive workshop in its own right, with material that the average learner, with the average amount of practice time on their hands, will take month to master. Twenty lessons. You do the math.
7. Is there a printed course Book?
The 4-color TMBG Companion Book, comes in three volumes - Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced - each of which corresponds with the Lessons in that section and expands upon the instruction presented in it. Each volume comes as a free .pdf with your purchase of a course, and is optionally available in print for $14.95 each, or all three for $47.88 (Plus S&H)
8. What's the difference between TMBG and subscription services?
Glad you asked! First of all, whether you download or stream TMBG Lite, you own it. So, let's say you sign up for a year with the leading subscription service at $19.95 a month. At the end of the year, you will have paid $239.40. What do you own? Nothing. What can you access without renewing your subscription? Nothing. Will you have received a comprehensive course of training designed by a University instructor with a Master's Degree in Bass Guitar? No. And at the end of 12 months - the average time it takes to complete TMBG Lite - you will have spent nearly $500.00 for . . . something you don't own. On the other hand, the comprehensive education in bass guitar - that is yours to keep forever, refer to whenever, access wherever, and renew NEVER is yours for less than $50! Still want to compare? Please be our guest. We'll wait.
10. What is The Learning Dock?
The Learning Dock, LLC - producers of Teach Me Bass Guitar - is a family business owned and operated by David and Barbara Crossman. While we're in business to make money, our first priority is to help you succeed, by providing you with instruction that is without equal. As a family business, you can count on us to be there when you need us. When you call, you'll get Barbara personally. She's there to help. And if she misses your call, please leave a message, and she will call you back!
13. What is the Security Policy of The Learning Dock?
The Learning Dock, LLC (TLD) takes security seriously. Our shopping cart, UltraCart, is PCI LEVEL 1 Compliant.
2. What devices is TMBG Lite compatible with?
Your TMBG Lite digital is compatible for download or streaming with virtually any digital content delivery device, from your desktop or laptop, to your favorite tablet or phone. (Not your microwave yet, but we're working on it!)
3. Do I need to be connected to the Internet?
To stream, yes. But when you download TMBG Lite, you can view your lessons at any time, anywhere in the world -
NO INTERNET CONNECTION REQUIRED!