A choice that students have when buying a bass is going with either a 4 string bass or a 5 string bass. A 5 string will be most useful if you are interested in heavy metal or hard rock music, as it will allow you to reach lower pitches. As a beginner student, a 4 string bass is a good option. Reliable brands for instruments are Ibanez, Gibson, and Fender.
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.
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.