Lessons

Bass Lessons

I teach electric bass at Long & McQuade North store on Tuesdays and the new L&M South store on Mondays.  If you are interested in store lessons, give them a call.

I also teach from home if you are not available on Mondays and Tuesdays.   Use the contact form below and let’s talk about what you want from lessons to improve your bass playing.

More info below the contact form.

My teaching starts with a focus on 4 parts of bass playing.  Technique and Tone is how you use your hands.  Time and Theory are two important parts of a well-rounded bassist.  There are many other areas to consider like reading and improvising but the 4 Ts are a good place to start.

Depending on what your goals are a lesson can include:

  • Listening to and learning a bass line by ear.
  • Working with a book that can help reach your goals.
  • Learning your fretboard though chords and scales.
  • Creating bass lines and Improvising over chord changes.

 

Bass Lesson Posts

Anthony Vitti’s Forgotten Grooveyard
Bass Books
Better Fretting Hand (124, 1234)
Jason Raso Interview
Jeff Berlin Chord Tone Blues Solo
John Dymond Interview Part 1
John Dymond Interview Part 2
John Dymond Interview Part 3
Brian Kobayakawa Interview – Learning Songs for the Gig
Leland Sklar – Top 5 tips
Mark King  – Level 42 – Seven Years
Michael League – Snarky Puppy
Metronome Mileage Part 1
Metronome Mileage Part 2
Nathan East – Daft Punk – Get Lucky
Pino Palladino – Good Love Is On The Way
Some Musical Math
Shameless Self Promotion
Sig Martin Sight Reading Tip

Practice Summary

December 2015

Resources For Students

Don’t have a metronome?   Here you go!


Metronome by BestMetronome.com




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