Ariane “Ari” Cap

Bassist • Educator • Author

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Thank you to all who voted for me in a recent Bass Player Magazine Poll. I am one of four winners and share cover duties with Joe Dart, Mohini Dey and Michael League for the July 2019 cover of the UK and US versions of the magazine. Click to buy.



November 2018, for Genevieve Goings/Disney Junior Music Nursery Rhymes

Various artists. Check out the track Muse

Photo Credit: Alison Hasbach. Riff Journal/Truefire


• Austrian-gone-Californian Ariane Cap is a bassist, passionate performer, studio bassist, online educator, course creator, practicing coach, blogger and Amazon bestselling author. 

• Find out about her duo OoN – The Bass-Bassoon Duo of Ariane Cap and Paul Hanson.

• Interviews, collaborations, Ari’s columns and guest seminars: keep scrolling this page. 

• Check out Ariane’s groundbreaking book: Music Theory for the Bass Player and other educational creations.

• For educational content, visit the Learn Section and her blog.

• For news and appearances go to her schedule.

• Ariane serves on the San Francisco Chapter Board of the Recording Academy and co-chairs the Education Committee.

• She lives with her husband, composer Wolf Wein in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is a groove-geek, psychology nerd, fitness enthusiast and loves health food.  




Ari’s Bass Blog

New bass educational content weekly – teaching videos, articles, features and give-aways. (This is the educational list. For artist news subscribe to the list on top)


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Online One-on-One Lessons

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Books, DVD’s and Courses

Music Theory for the Bass Player,  an Amazon bestselling book. Comes with 89 video demos.
Pentatonic Playground for Bass – a DVD or download. A course on pentatonics for the bass player.
Music Theory for the Bass Player – an in-depth and comprehensive course for putting theory into action, for groove creation, technique mastery and note finding skills. 176 videos, PDFs and 130 play-alongs.
Music Theory for the Bass Player Wall chart. – a practice aide and visual overview over Music Theory for the Bass Player. Comes with 3 tutorial videos and a practice routine.


Columns, Seminars, Interviews


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Features, Interviews, Reviews, Honors

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