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The International Institute Of Bassists

The International Institute Of Bassists
Founded by Cliff Engel, the International Institute of Bassists (IIB) was an online resource dedicated to the advancement of contemporary bass performance and the study of the bass tradition. Between 1997 and 2017, the IIB became one of the largest and most popular online publications for bass players. Thousands of electric and acoustic upright bassists of all levels of playing experience, from novice to professionals alike, returned every day for the latest lessons, interviews, news, and reviews in the bass community. The IIB offered six online bass courses covering several areas of traditional and contemporary bass playing including technique, music theory, sight reading, improvisation, bass line construction, and soloing. Over the span of 20 years, the IIB's worldwide network grew to include a student enrollment and subscription list that numbered over 50,000 bass enthusiasts.


"This site has been around since 1997, and it too has a wealth of good information and premium content. It has become a bit more of a lesson site for the editor Cliff Engel, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a better teacher than Cliff. I've known him for years. IIB has been a serious contender for "best bass site in the land" from the very beginning, and Cliff does a great job at keeping the site current and maintaining a high standard for terrific, well organized content." - Chris Tarry (5-time Juno award-winning musician (Canadian Grammy), a Peabody award-winning author, podcast producer, and one of New York's most in-demand bass players)




The IIB 2005-2017

The IIB 2005-2017



BASSically.net/The IIB 1998-2005

BASSically.net/The IIB 1998-2005



BASSically.net 1997-1998

BASSically.net 1997-1998



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