Bass Guitar Lessons
The Academy of Music provides private Bass lessons for ages of 10 and up. (Younger students would benefit by starting on a standard guitar due to the size of the instrument.) We also offer "Rock Starz ™" rock band classes for students that would like to play in a band. Whether you want a Bass teacher for rock, blues, jazz, country or most other styles, we've got you covered. The Bass is the part of the foundation of any band and thorough understanding of chord theory is key to the success of the player.
Mom and Dad - For more information and Bass learning tips check out this free report: "Nine Ways to Get the Most out of Bass Lessons". Or just give us a call at 951-698-9891, and we will be happy to answer your questions.
What do I need? Students will need a bass guitar. Amps are available in lesson rooms for use during lessons. Bass rentals and beginner Bass packages are also available.
What to expect? Different stages of learning as well as personal preference will dictate different programs of study, which is why private instruction is best. Most students will not reach the advanced level of playing, which is fine because not everyone wants to be a professional Bassist. What is important is that each student can go as far as his or her dedication and desire will allow.
Beginner: (for everyone)
- How to tune (and why you need a chromatic Bass tuner)
- Simple technique exercises for finger independence
- Note identification
- Major and minor arpeggios
- How to read TAB
- Basic level songs
Intermediate: (tailored to student)
- Intro to slap and pop technique
- Further arpeggio / chord development and theory
- Major, minor, and pentatonic scales
- How to read standard music notation
- Performing tips
- Basic soloing concepts
- More complex songs
- Basic Eartraining (play what you hear - you don't always need written music)
Advanced: (tailored to student)
- Advanced arpeggio / chord theory and application
- Advanced arpeggio theory and application
- Advanced scale theory and application
- Advanced soloing
- Exploring alternate tunings