As you look into buying an instrument for bass lessons, you will want to keep in mind what your goals are. If you are a beginner who is going to be starting off with the basics, a standard 4 string bass will be what you need for lessons. You can choose from brands such as Gibson, Fender, or Ibanez. If you are usuing the bass for a specific purpose such as heavy metal, or hard rock music, you may want to look into purchasing a 5 string bass, which will give you access to lower notes used in these genres.
In home lessons are the most convenient way to bring music into your life. By not having to add another destination to your busy schedule, your are maximizing your time, not to mention your budget, by not having to pay for travel expenses. You will receive the same custom lessons as our in studio lessons, in the the comfort of your own home.
Our teachers create a customized lesson plan for every student. Many teachers will recommend a commercial method book or two full of exercises and techniques for practice, and may also bring in many supplemental materials for you to study as well. Topics covered during Musika's bass lessons may include, but are not limited to: learning the notes of the bass, proper fretting, fingering, and plucking technique, how to read music, how to create solid bass lines for rock, pop, jazz, and blues, and most importantly, how to have fun playing the bass!
Adult students of all skill levels begin lessons with us every day. Our adult students, no matter the skill level, will work with their teacher on customizing their lesson plan so they are able to get the most out of each lesson. All students will work on reading music, advancing their technical playing ability, and their musicianship as a whole.
We recommend starting bass lessons around age 10, and usually no earlier than age 8. Bass strings are thicker and heavier than guitar strings, so the student's hands must be strong enough to fret the notes, and be able to carry the bass comfortably. The bass is a great instrument for teens, and skills learned during lessons can lead students to playing in school Jazz band.