eMedia Bass Method

Developer: eMedia Music

Current Version: 2.0

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 385.1 MB - Download


The latest version of the best-selling bass CD-ROM, now with interactive feedback on your playing! Learning is easy with techniques demonstrated in full-motion split-screen videos showing multiple angles and close-ups.

The over 140 step-by-step full-screen lessons start with the basics, such as tuning the bass, and move on to playing simple bass lines and catchy rhythms with fills and syncopation. They continue on with playing melodies, tablature & standard music notation, and a chapter on theory covering intervals, scales and triads. Detailed instructions on how to build your own bass line will teach you how to create a bass line for any song you like!

New Instant Feedback listens through the computer’s microphone as you play and highlights correctly played notes. Note Tracker even shows you the notes you play in standard music notation, making learning to read music easier than ever!

Follow along with the Animated Fretboard as you listen to the recorded audio and variable-speed MIDI tracks. Also includes bass-only and no-bass options so you can perfect your technique as you play along with the band.

Learning bass is made fun with many popular songs, including hit songs made famous by the Grateful Dead, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Steve Miller and others. Many of the songs in eMedia Bass Method are found in eMedia Guitar Method, so bass and guitar students can jam along with each other as they learn. Also includes an automatic tuner, recorder, guitar chord dictionary and digital metronome to give you everything you need to start playing bass guitar!

Play Hit Songs!

Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door
– Bob Dylan

Rock’n Me
– 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 John’s Band
– The Grateful Dead

House of the Rising Sun
– various artists

.. and many more!


"A fun and engaging way to create new and interesting bass lines."
– American Songwriter

"Offers a firm foundation for any aspiring bassist."
– Guitar World Magazine

"Even this lead-footed, tin-eared, rhythm-challenged oldster was turning out meaningful riffs not more than an hour after firing up eMedia Bass Method."
– James Coates, Chicago Tribune

"There’s enough material here to bring any aspiring bassist from their first note to very competent, all-around musical ability."
– J. Mochi Park, Musician.com

"Soon you’ll be playing like a great!"
– ActiveBass.com

•Over 140 step-by-step lessons
•Interactive Feedback on your playing
•Full-motion video with split-screens and close-ups
•Note & Finger Tracker shows what you’re playing
•Animated Fretboard
•Over 200 songs & exercises
•Hit songs from artists such as Bob Dylan, CCR and The Grateful Dead
•Automatic Tuner


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 2.0
Review by jrtathome

e media bass method - I love this program however still waiting for an update to work with new mac os so I can update my mac

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 2.0
Review by sparta159

Decent App - There aren't a whole lot of advanced features in this as it's a shockwave app (yes, you heard that correctly it's just a fancy HyperCard stack). But it does have a few useful features for learning bass, especially their scales lessons. Please note though that this will NOT work on case-sensitive file sytems. If you're using the default file system that was setup by Apple you'll be just fine. The company doesn't seem to be very useful for troubleshooting (they aren't technical at all) and will come up with B.S. excuses for why things might not work.

Found helpful by 16 out of 18 people