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Benjamin K.

Benjamin K.

4.7(16)
from keeping time, to finding the thirds, to walking the bass to slapping
$1$35
/30 mins
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Jonathan H.

Jonathan H.

4.9(38)
learn the fretboard... learn to read composed music and chord charts!
$1$50
/30 mins
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Nathan D.

Nathan D.

4.9(20)
I can teach 4-string, 5-string, and 4-string fretless bass. I can show you all styles, from jamming along to basic notes of the radio-friendly variety to intricate scales that outline the melody. I can teach you how to use a pick, finger-style and slap. You'll learn how to keep it low in the mix and tightly maintain the rhythm section. Then if you want, stand out on a crowded stage with blistering leads and tasty slap parts! I will also show you the very important methods to hone in your tone and gain properly to play properly with others and on recordings. I can show you how to play in lower tuning as well! I typically will teach and write bass using tablature instead of standard sheet music. These are a simple set of lines and numbers that are much easier to read, and once learned will instantly give you access to thousands of songs. I can give tips on playing live or being in a band, as well as marketing yourself. I can also tell you what apps and programs to try, or websites and videos to watch. If you don't desire to be the world's fastest, then I will not bore you with countless finger drills and complex scale practice runs. We don't have to dive head-first into theory or technical terms if you just want to learn a few songs. You let me know what is comfortable. Here's a breakdown of points I can teach: pick techniques (types of picks, holding, positions, attack areas, wrist techniques, slides, scrapes, tapping/knocking, nut scrapes) fingering techniques slap techniques tuning (maintaining, alternate, open, dropped, capo) proper technique (posture, instrument length/scale, using your strap, position, hand positions) volume swells and related techniques pickup selections tone changes chords (open, barre (closed), power, intervals, inversions, positions, voicings) intervals scales (chromatic, pentatonic, harmonic, exotic/foreign, pattern/designer) theory (keys, sharps/flats, basic composition, song patterns) note length slides bends (forward and reverse) one string techniques string skipping linear techniques quarter-step techniques harmonics (natural, harp, artificial) tapping (closed, open, multi-string, multi-finger) sweeps effects (how to chain them, using chorus, reverb, delay, flange, phase, compression, envelope, equalizer, harmonizer, talkbox, wah whammy pedal, etc.) string pushing style/mood changes recording yourself "jamming" with others playing in front of an audience and other performance notes parts/maintenance/repair
$1$32
/45 mins
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Jason M.

Jason M.

4.9(106)
As a bass player in a punk rock band I learned to apply the concepts I know on the guitar over to bass and slowly started introducing intervals and right and left hand techniques that are not as common on the guitar. A few of my bass students are professionals and have applied to big name music schools after taking my class.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Joe A.

Joe A.

4.8(14)
Experienced teacher of over 20 years. All styles, techniques taught..focusing on fundamental musicianship for beginner/intermediate levels. Hal Leonard books used with lessons tailored to students goals and musical tastes. Teacher and staff member of Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camp and Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp for over 15 yrs. Let's have fun and learn together!!
$1$15
/30 mins
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Claire A.

Claire A.

4.9(70)
Bass is the backbone of all your favorite tunes! As a professional bassist, I've played, performed and recorded with a variety of groups, and toured nationally and internationally, and had my bass lines featured on TV, Video Games and even a Royals commercial. In lessons, we'll go over the fundamentals of technique and improvisation, and how to construct effective bass lines.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Charles B.

Charles B.

4.8(18)
I'll teach you to sound like whoever, whomever or whatever you'd like! -Slap (Davie504, Victory Wooten, Marcus Miller, Boosty) -Pick (Blink182, Punk, "Money, Money, Money" bassline) -Finger (Jaco, Jamerson, Rocco) -Upright (Ray Brown, Mingus, Bill Black, Lee Rocker) -Jazz (Walking bass, the Blues, Rhythm Changes) -Latin (Tumbao, Salsa, Samba) -Arco/Bow (Classical & Ballads) -Theory (What is a...? "I, IV, V" or "ii, V7, I") -Reading (Important for school and the studio! ) Try with me!
$1$30
/45 mins
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Akos F.

Akos F.

5(40)
I am an experienced bass guitar teacher with 10+ years of professional career behind me. I'm looking for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of good playing habits (learning the right songs that you makes you a better musician!). I specialize in rock, jazz and funk. I focus on playing by memory but sheet music and cheat sheets are also available upon request. I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recordings, sheet music, and more upon request. Let's plug in that guitar and play some smooth bass lines :)
$1$40
/30 mins
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I had my first lesson with Theresa today. I am very impressed. She's very friendly and has a deep knowledge of bass and music in general - she showed me some finger exercises for flexibility, we disc

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Stephen has really been really helping me advance my musicianship in a lot of ways that I wouldn't have gotten from self-study alone. He is generous with his time and attention and really wants to hel

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The best lesson I have taken! I look forward to future lessons because I am learning so much!

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Michael (Bass Guitar lessons with Theresa S.)

I had my first lesson with Theresa today. I am very impressed. She's very friendly and has a deep knowledge of bass and music in general - she showed me some finger exercises for flexibility, we disc

charles schoch (Bass Guitar lessons with Theresa S.)

Stephen has really been really helping me advance my musicianship in a lot of ways that I wouldn't have gotten from self-study alone. He is generous with his time and attention and really wants to hel

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