The most popular instrument with beginning bass students is your standard 4-string bass. This will be more than sufficient for you to learn and develop your skills on as you begin and continue on with lessons. Most all music stores will have a variety to choose from such as instruments made by Ibanez, Fender, or Gibson. If you are going into lessons with the goal to play heavy metal, or rock music, you may want to look into a 5 string bass. This extra string allows the student access to lower notes, which are used in those genres.
Musika offers customized one-on-one music lessons in your home - a smart and simple solution for busy parents and students. The convenience of in-home lessons allows you to save time without having to transport your child (and their heavy bass guitar) to class, allows your child to maximize their busy schedule, and provides a safe and familiar environment in which to learn.
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!
Bass is an instrument used in many popular genres, and is a great instrument for any adult to play. Whether you are a beginner, or an advanced student, bass lessons can be successful at any level. Advanced students will be able to work with their teacher to develope existing skills, and learn new ones. While beginners will be able to start learning the basics, and play along to their favorite songs!
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.