As a bass teacher I can help you develop the skills required to play with strength, confidence and authority. I offer bass guitar lessons from my home in Wallasey near Liverpool, UK but can also offer lessons via SKYPE.
Please contact me for lesson rates and check out the information below.
FOR THOSE NEW TO THE INSTRUMENT…
‘How do musicians do what they do?’ ‘What does it take to play in a band?’ ‘How can I create pleasing music on my instrument?’ ‘Do I have what it takes to play in front of others?’
If you’ve ever asked any of those questions I can help you. If you’d like to learn to play bass guitar and follow in the footsteps of musicians you love, then I can offer you lessons in a relaxed and friendly environment. You will develop a thorough understanding of the bass guitar, play with good technique and timing and develop a strong sound while learning to create meaningful music.
It’s not as hard as you might think to play with strength and authority and make a band sound good. That’s the bass player’s job and it’s an important one! The trick is to know what your choices are, what to play and what to leave out. It is also vital to understand what has come before and that’s why we study the history of modern bass playing by transcribing bass lines from important recordings.
I have lots of resources to help you learn; music books, transcriptions of basslines and solos, a big itunes library, a Mac based recording system… all of these make the lessons fun and interesting and can help you develop the various important aspects of playing bass.
The most important element, however, is you! If you can commit to a regular practise routine to work on the things discussed in the lesson, you’ll have the potential to develop as a musician and will sound strong, confident and create a sound that fulfils you and your audience. You’ll be the bass player everyone wants to play with!
… AND FOR THE MORE EXPERIENCED STUDENT
‘I’ve been playing for some time but there are gaps in my knowledge.’ ‘I want more fluency on the instrument.’
We all struggle from time to time with the level of our musicianship. The answer is to understand the requirements, face up to our weaknesses and master the unfamiliar.
The presence of an objective observer (in this case a tutor) can help with recognising areas that need to be developed and worked on. It’s sometimes as simple as realising what you need to fix. I can help you find the answers which more often than not come from a thorough understanding of the instrument in terms of harmony.
To book a bass lesson appointment directly, head over to my Facebook page.