Develop Musical Freedom | Master The Bass

Develop Musical Freedom

 

Imagine what you could do with expert technique, a sharp ear, advanced rhythmical knowledge and enough ensemble experience to be confident in any genre.

Then imagine that all you had to do was start a trial.

Your Musical Freedom Membership

 

Included in your membership are 4 video courses designed to enhance the main aspects of your musicality:

 

  • Bass Technique Library
  • Theory By Ear
  • World Rhythms Encyclopedia
  • Backing Track Directory

 

These courses are regular updated with new lessons to continue to challenge and increase your musical skills.

World Rhythms Encyclopedia

Enhance your groove with cross-continental syncopations.

Backing Track Directory

Develop advanced ensemble skills in a multitude of genres.

Theory By Ear

Learn essential music theory whilst training your ear simultaneously.

Bass Technique Library

Learn how to master your instrument with absolute precision.

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Total Immersion African Bass Guitar

Receive everything from the standard package plus:

  • Weekly Technique Revision Workshops – Join Edd Bateman weekly for interactive live lessons.
  • Earn Money From Music – Earn money from gigging in 2023 by learning how to book well paying concerts and tours.
  • Student Community – Benefit from an environment of focussed musicians with a place to post video assignments and hang out.
  • Practice Companion – Stay on track and consistently improve with a sylabus guide, time tracking and accountability reminders.
  • Live Jamming (Coming soon) – Increase your ensemble skills in real time low-latency jamming with other students.

interactive coaching

Technique Revision Workshops

 

Live sessions happen via Zoom on Tuesdays from 6pm – 7pm London time.

More sessions will be added as more students enrol.

All sessions are also recorded for later viewing.

consistent improvement

Focussed Learning Environment

Practice Companion

Stay on track and consistently improve with a sylabus guide, time tracking and accountability reminders.

Student Community

Benefit from an environment of focussed musicians with a place to post video assignments and hang out.

Earn Money From Music

Learn how to be confident booking gigs and negotiating large fees for your band or solo project.

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Choose Your Membership Level

Musical Freedom

  • Bass Technique Library
  • Theory By Ear
  • World Rhythms Encyclopedia
  • Backing Track Directory

£20 / month

Total Immersion African Bass Guitar

  • Bass Technique Library
  • Theory By Ear
  • World Rhythms Encyclopedia
  • Backing Track Directory
  • Live Technique Revision Workshops
  • Earn Money From Music
  • Student Community
  • Practice Companion
  • Live Jamming (Coming Soon)

 

£197 / month

Start Your Trial Membership Today
7 days full access for only

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Trial limited to one per student

Meet Your Tutor

Learn African Music Online

At age 14, in the rural Devon countryside town of Tavistock, (UK) Edd Bateman was sitting in his bedroom playing heavy metal basslines. Suddenly his Mum arrived and said you need to go to the next-door neighbour’s house right now and take your bass amp. ‘Chimanimani’, who were a Sungura and Chimurenga dance band from Harare, Zimbabwe had just arrived in England and were there auditioning for a bass player to join their upcoming national tour. Despite Edd’s youthful inexperience and limited knowledge of theory he got the job and did the first 2 hour show just 11 days later. Within a month the band played together at African nightclubs in London, universities and then Glastonbury festival. Edd worked with Chimanimani for 6 years.

In his early 20s he took the first of many trips and tours to West Africa and instantly fell in with the famous Cissokho family of griots from Southern Senegal and began his deep training performing regular 5 hour shows with Solo Cissokho, Seckou Keita, Sadio Cissokho and the whole Dialikunda family as well as on-stage guest spots with Cheikh Lo, Orchestra Baobab and Super Diamono.

Now back in the UK and with thousands of concerts under his belt with bands from all over the world he developed his skills serving as bandleader for ‘London Astrobeat Orchestra’ and ‘Edd Bateman’s West African Love Affair’. In the lockdown he saw the need to begin documenting the brilliant African bass guitar styles he’s dedicated his life to learning and so founded the World Music Method to share this knowledge with the world.

“I’ve learnt ways of playing my instrument that I hadn’t previously been exposed to.”

Scott Gleason

USA

“I love the way Edd explains every exercise and the different camera views.”

Roberta Leono

Colombia

“This has made my bass playing very appreciated by the audience.”

Will Morris

Canada

“In Edd’s teaching you will find uniquenesses that you haven’t found before.”

Julia Menard

Canada

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