BECOME THE BASS PLAYER YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE!
PRICE: £20 PER HOUR
At Bristol House of Music we offer the perfect environment for you to learn to play the bass guitar. The lessons are fun and structured in a way that suits you. Working at your pace, there is never any pressure to go faster or slower. We are supportive and encourage you to learn. Studying the bass guitar has never been so easy! Once you've learnt the basics, you won't ever want to put that bass down!
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
How the bass guitar works (parts of the instrument/how to maintain/restring)
The string names
Notes on the fretboard
Using a plectrum
How to tune the bass guitar
Basic chords A-G
How to read tablature and understand chord diagrams
Major and minor chords
Learn common riffs/licks/grooves
Playing chords in sequence (learn your favourite songs)
Locking in with a drummer
Create the perfect practice schedule
Rhythm and counting
Alternate picking, walking bass and slap bass
And loads more...
Being a bass player is all about getting to grips with grooves. This lesson will focus on developing your own style of bass playing through listening and learning your favourite songs.
We will get you playing riffs/grooves from songs like Seven Nation Army, Hysteria and Billie Jean in no time at all.
Additionally once you're comfortable we will focus on harder techniques like slapping and alternate picking with songs like Cant Stop, Bombtrack and Hot Water.
Check out the playlist for inspiration!
Lessons are flexible to the student. If you need the same day each week or need to change it up, it's no problem! We can work out a timetable that fits around you and your busy lifestyle.
WHAT TO BRING
Please bring your own bass guitar (electric or acoustic) and a plectrum. It's always good for you to have your own instrument that you are comfortable with and that you can practice on when you go home. However we have a bass guitar for you to try in your first lesson.
Everything else is catered for, so go ahead and check out the Classroom to see all the exciting equipment you will get to use!