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Joseph B.
San Antonio, Texas
Bass Guitar Lessons! Over 20 years of experience playing and teaching! Learn to jam & join a band!
I have been playing and teaching music for over 20 years now. I was lucky enough to study with a grammy award winning musician. Lessons specialize in Beginner/Intermediate Electric Bass Guitar. Based upon the goals and proficiency of the student, lessons are customized to reach each student's needs. I believe music and/or playing in a band can be one of the most fun and rewarding things someone can do in their life. I can help teach you the skills needed to become fluent on your instrument. The sooner you get a lesson plan and plan your goals, you will get better much faster. Some of the subjects I cover are: Beginning music theory, chord progressions, intervals, ear training, tips and things I've learned along my 20 years that i'm going to break down and show shortcuts to save a lot of time, learning to jam with a band, What happens if you learn a song, and when you show up to play the singer says its in a different key? We will cover that. Imagine a plane flying to Florida, and the pilot says we don't have a plan. It would take much longer, if ever to reach your destination. But when you have a lesson and goals, you will save time and reach your full potential!
About Joseph B.

I have been teaching music and playing for over 20 years. For me, music has been one of the most fun things I've done in life, and I would like to help others to have that rewarding experience also. I've specialized in Electric Bass Guitar, with some electric guitar also. Music is something I have not done just as a hobby, but I have devoted my life to my craft. I was very fortunate to learn from a grammy award winning musician, that I studied with for several years. I had played in bands for many years prior to my formal instruction, and I got by playing songs by ear, but when I found my bass instructor, he was able to help me put it all together. We learned such things as Major and minor chord shapes, modes of the major scale, using the pentatonic scale, approach to solos, transposing to different keys, transposing to different octaves, and I will break these fundamentals down and explain them in an easy and fun way. Some of the styles of music I have played in bands have been: Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae, Polka, Tejano, Hip Hop, Church music, instrumental music, solo bass music. and many others. You will be able to see improvements week after week. When you see a good guitar or bass player, doing all their flashing playing, and playing chords, it's because they have built the hand strength, and muscle memory to play those patterns easily and quickly. You will be able to play easily because over time your hands have played those notes so many times before. I can teach you how it becomes second nature. Playing in bands has its own challenges as well. You may learn a song in a certain key, and when you show up to the gig, the singer wants to do it in another key. This is fairly common in bands. I can teach you how to navigate the changes immediately and effortlessly with practice. Many common questions are: How do I find gigs? How do i find people to play with? What happens if you have a gig in the heat? or in the cold weather? How about things you need to know if you ever fly with your instrument to a gig? Remember when you play with a band, there are millions of great guitarists that can shred by themselves, but they don't sound good with a band. When you are an experienced musician in a band, what you play does NOT MATTER. What matters is: What EVERYONE ELSE in the band is playing, and your response to what they play. Your job in a band is to make the overall sound of everyone better. You must function within a group.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

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Teaching since 2001

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Teaches ages 5+

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Joseph B.
San Antonio, Texas
Bass Guitar Lessons! Over 20 years of experience playing and teaching! Learn to jam & join a band!
I have been playing and teaching music for over 20 years now. I was lucky enough to study with a grammy award winning musician. Lessons specialize in Beginner/Intermediate Electric Bass Guitar. Based upon the goals and proficiency of the student, lessons are customized to reach each student's needs. I believe music and/or playing in a band can be one of the most fun and rewarding things someone can do in their life. I can help teach you the skills needed to become fluent on your instrument. The sooner you get a lesson plan and plan your goals, you will get better much faster. Some of the subjects I cover are: Beginning music theory, chord progressions, intervals, ear training, tips and things I've learned along my 20 years that i'm going to break down and show shortcuts to save a lot of time, learning to jam with a band, What happens if you learn a song, and when you show up to play the singer says its in a different key? We will cover that. Imagine a plane flying to Florida, and the pilot says we don't have a plan. It would take much longer, if ever to reach your destination. But when you have a lesson and goals, you will save time and reach your full potential!
About Joseph B.

I have been teaching music and playing for over 20 years. For me, music has been one of the most fun things I've done in life, and I would like to help others to have that rewarding experience also. I've specialized in Electric Bass Guitar, with some electric guitar also. Music is something I have not done just as a hobby, but I have devoted my life to my craft. I was very fortunate to learn from a grammy award winning musician, that I studied with for several years. I had played in bands for many years prior to my formal instruction, and I got by playing songs by ear, but when I found my bass instructor, he was able to help me put it all together. We learned such things as Major and minor chord shapes, modes of the major scale, using the pentatonic scale, approach to solos, transposing to different keys, transposing to different octaves, and I will break these fundamentals down and explain them in an easy and fun way. Some of the styles of music I have played in bands have been: Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae, Polka, Tejano, Hip Hop, Church music, instrumental music, solo bass music. and many others. You will be able to see improvements week after week. When you see a good guitar or bass player, doing all their flashing playing, and playing chords, it's because they have built the hand strength, and muscle memory to play those patterns easily and quickly. You will be able to play easily because over time your hands have played those notes so many times before. I can teach you how it becomes second nature. Playing in bands has its own challenges as well. You may learn a song in a certain key, and when you show up to the gig, the singer wants to do it in another key. This is fairly common in bands. I can teach you how to navigate the changes immediately and effortlessly with practice. Many common questions are: How do I find gigs? How do i find people to play with? What happens if you have a gig in the heat? or in the cold weather? How about things you need to know if you ever fly with your instrument to a gig? Remember when you play with a band, there are millions of great guitarists that can shred by themselves, but they don't sound good with a band. When you are an experienced musician in a band, what you play does NOT MATTER. What matters is: What EVERYONE ELSE in the band is playing, and your response to what they play. Your job in a band is to make the overall sound of everyone better. You must function within a group.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2001

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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Instructor details
Bass Guitar
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$32
60 minutes
$38
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30