29 thoughts on “How to Play Bass Guitar: The Complete Beginner’s Guide

  1. I would love to have the bass guitar lessons and guides through my email. I’m a beginner.

  2. I learnt when i was 14 then i stopped for a while now i’m 17 and i would like to start from the beginning

    1. Hi Samson, That’s awesome! It’s never too late to pick back up your instrument. If you’re wanting to get a fresh start, taking some beginner lessons with a bass teacher is a great way to build a solid foundation. You can look for local and online bass teachers here- https://takelessons.com/music/bass-guitar-lessons

      Let me know if you have any questions! -Jess with TakeLessons

    1. Hi Agboola,

      Yes you can but the challenge you will have reduced pace as you shift to the electric guitar. The strings of the electric guitar are thicker than that of the acoustic guitar.

  3. Am having a acoustic guitar and want to learn bass from it, pls I need your guideline. my Major problem is how to trace suffer note of a song.

  4. Hi need help,having been playing bass guita has a beginner for more than six month But still hav not inprove still finding ti hardl Play a song Secondaly still finding it hard to know the baseline of a songs am really fedup Need ur help!!!

    1. Hi Emmanuel, I’d highly recommend working one-on-one with a teacher who can help you improve past the beginner stage of bass. If you’d like, you can give us a call at 877.231.8505 and we’ll help you find a teacher near you or online for private lessons via webcam. You can also look up bass guitar teachers here. Hope to hear from you soon! 🙂 -Jess with TakeLessons

    1. Hi Cyril, Congrats on starting to learn the bass! Have you considered working with a bass teacher? We offer online and in-person lessons. Let me know if I can help you get connected with a teacher who will ensure you’re using correct technique and help you advance in your skills. -Jess from TakeLessons

  5. Hi Jessica, pls I have an endless passion for Guitar, I really wanna become a professional Guitarist, to praise GOD. Pls, I need you to help me achieve this dream, and I’ll forever owe it to you. From the beginning to the end, I’m really ready to learn everything pls

    1. Hi Jackson! Have you checked out the free guitar classes at TakeLessons Live yet? Our classes are led by live instructors and you can join from a laptop or smart phone. This is a great place to advance to the next level of guitar. Hope to see you in class soon! 🙂 -Jess from TakeLessons

  6. Hi there.

    My name is Nicky and i just started with beginners base guitar lesson.I want to encourage every one that are interest in playing and instrument focus and believe in yourself.I know in due time i will play the base guitar.

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