Whether you’re a beginner captivated by the rhythmic foundation of music or an experienced bassist looking to take your playing to the next level, lessons from our expert bassists will help you master this versatile and fun instrument. We’ll work on musical expression, technique and music theory as well as practice routines and instrument maintenance.
Unlike a guitar electric and upright bass lessons in LA, the bass is played with both hands. For this reason, it requires more coordination and dexterity from the player. Bass lessons will introduce you to fingering patterns, scales and chords so that you can play a wide variety of songs. Lessons will also cover a range of bass styles, including rock, pop and jazz. Our bass teachers are experienced educators who have years of experience teaching all ages and levels of students, from kids to adults, beginners to advanced musicians.
The bass is a physically demanding instrument and takes much more muscle to play than the fretless electric version. As such, it’s more difficult for a new student to learn. However, it’s an incredibly rewarding instrument once mastered, and one that will never go out of style.
An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Zack has over 20 years of professional experience in funk, jazz, R&B and country bass. He is a graduate of the Musician’s Institute and has performed with many notable artists, including Herbie Hancock and the Black Eyed Peas. He teaches both upright and electric bass, as well as mandolin, pedal steel and vocals, and has taught at both the high school and college levels.
In bass lessons, you’ll learn to pluck the strings with your fingers or a pick (just like on the guitar). Depending on your personal preference and style of playing, your teacher will help you decide which method works best for you.
If you’re considering taking up bass, it’s important to buy a good-quality instrument to ensure that it sounds and feels right. Check to see that the frets are even and that the action is smooth. For electric basses, test the volume and tone controls, and make sure that the electronics work properly.
Once you’ve got a great-sounding bass and know how to tune it properly, you’ll be ready to start learning. Your bass lessons will be a lot of fun as you play along to your favorite songs and learn classic bass-lines that give them their groove. As your skills progress, you’ll begin to create your own bass lines and develop your own unique voice on the instrument.