Bass Guitar Lessons for Beginners

If you are new to playing the bass, in your first lesson your teacher will make sure that you have a good posture and that you can hold the instrument comfortably. You will learn the names of the open strings and how to use your left hand and right hand fingers on the strings. You will be able to play a bass line by the end of your first lesson!

The bass can be heard in all sorts of genres of music, so just let you know teacher know what you would like to focus on to make sure you’re getting what you want from your lessons.

With hard work in your lessons and good practise at home, you will be able to play a funky groove within a month of starting the bass.

Bass Guitar Lessons For Advanced Students

For a more advanced bass player starting with a new teacher here at the Music Place, bring along something you’re familiar with to play in your first lesson. This will help your teacher understand what stage you are at and will help you decide together where you want to progress to.

Your teacher can help make sure you have a good technique, use the right fingers in the right positions as well as playing with a good rhythmic feel. If you like, your teacher can help you work towards Trinity Rock and Pop exams or Rock School exams. You can choose to read notated music, tab or chord charts as well as playing by ear. You don’t need previous experience of music reading to have lessons here.

Opportunities for bass guitar students

  • Jazz Summer School in August and Jazz Weekend in March
  • Join a rock or pop band
  • rehearses weekly and performs throughout the year
  • Rock School exams
  • Trinity Rock and Pop exams

Professional Bass Guitar Tuition in Manchester

With hard work in your lessons and good practise at home, you will be able to play a funky groove within a month of starting the bass.

 

Top Bass Guitar Tips for Beginners

  • Be committed… A little practise every day will go a long way!
  • Speak to your teacher about the best instrument to play on.
  • If you can, get a small practise amp to use at home so you can hear yourself as you would be heard in a band.
  • Remember – you don’t need to bring your amp to the Music Place for your lesson! We have amps here you can use. Just remember your bass and a lead.
  • Your finger tips will grow stronger every time you play. If it hurts a little to press the strings down when you begin, don’t worry, it won’t hurt forever.

Meet The Music Place Bass Guitar Teacher…

Huw Jacob

About Huw

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