There are many popular brands of bass guitars. When you are looking to purchase your instrument you may want to look at Fender, Gibson, and Ibanez. All will offer a quality instrument. A 4-string bass is standard, and is what most beginners will choose. If you are more advanced, or interested in heavier rock music, a 5 string bass may be a good option.
In home lessons are great for both adults and children alike. Everyone has a busy schedule, and by choosing in home lessons you are making learning an instrument extremely convenient. There is no need to spend time and money traveling to a studio, when you can have the teacher come right to your home. Not to mention, you are then able to learn your instrument in the comfort and security of familiar surroundings, adding to your enjoyment of the lessons!
All lessons will be comprised of learning to read music, how to play with correct technique, and advance your musicianship. Lessons may also include skills such as proper fretting, plucking technique, and how to emprovise bass lines for different generes. All lessons are custom to the student, so no two lessons will ever be the same.
The bass is a really fun instrument for adults who have no prior experience with music. Students of any age can learn to listen for the bass lines in their favorite songs and learn how to play along.
Around age 10 is an appropriate to begin playing bass. Younger children typically are not comfortable working with the instrument, as it is larger and the student must have strong hands to deal with the heavier, thicker strings. Playing the bass allows the student to play with all different types of ensembles, specifically jazz and rock styled groups.