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!
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.
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!
We recommend that children 10 and older begin bass lessons. The bass is a large instrument that has heavy, thick strings. Hand strength is required to be able to play the isntrument successfully, and many of the youngest students will have difficulty with this. By playing bass, older students will also have the opportunity to participate in contemporary playing ensembles such as school jazz bands, and more rock styled groups.