Beginners usually choose to go with a 4 string bass. This is the standard size and will serve you well in your lessons. There are many reliable brands to look at as you start to shop for instruments. THese inclus Gibson, Ibanez, and Fender. A Musika bass teacher will also be able to guide you in your selection. If you have a special interest in heavy rock or metal music, you may want to look at a 5 string bass, which will give you access to lower tones.
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!
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!
Any adult can start bass lessons with Musika. Even with no prior experience, bass can be a great instrument. Bass is utilized in many popular genres and adults can learn to play along with their favorite songs. Not to mention, our in home lessons offer a very convenient way to add a new instrument to a busy schedule!
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.