Bass Guitar Lessons

Areas Covered

  • Playing technique & economy of movement (based on classical guitar techniques)
  • Music theory
  • Musicianship
  • Scales and understanding keys
  • Modes and their application
  • Arpeggios, chords & chord construction
  • Improvisation & soloing
  • Walking bass and bass line construction
  • Reading notation, tablature, jazz charts, and sight-reading
  • Ear-training – identifying intervals, chords, and transcription
  • Finger Styles – 2/3 finger and classical guitar techniques, flat picking, tapping, slapping & popping
  • Natural and artificial harmonics
  • Assymetrical time signatures, time changes, and polyrhythms
  • Drop tunings
  • Muting
  • Vibrato
  • eBowing
  • Bass, amp, and effect settings and application

Styles

  • Rock/Pop/Adult Contemporary
  • Alternative/Indie/Punk
  • Metal
  • Soul/Funk
  • Rock ‘n’ Roll/Rhythm & Blues/Rockabilly
  • Jazz/Blues
  • Folk/Country/World Music
  • Classical – Bach cello suites for e.g.

 Instruments

  • Electric Bass – 4 & 5 string
  • Fretless Bass
  • Piccolo Bass
  • Tenor Bass
  • U-Bass

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