- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
The focus of my lessons is to provide you with the proper tools and how to master them, in order to build upon your potential on the bass guitar, whether you're a total beginner or an intermediate player.
Essential areas of focus in my lessons include: Overall familiarization of the instrument, familiarization of the notes on the fret board, and Fundamentals. (Theory, sight reading, modes(scales)), Left and Right hand techniques, etc.)
Other areas of focus include: Locking in with the drummer and other musicaians. Awareness of time, the role of a bass player, and where you are on the fret board and where you can go next. Improvisation and soloing. Learning how to make your bass lines stand out more. Developing your musical ear in order to play to along to any piece of music on the spot, without having access the sheet music or having learned it ahead of time.
Learn to play songs by your some of your favorite artists/styles and how to play in a new style of music. Understand how and why the bass line in your favorite songs work so well!
Get ready to start your musical journey, boost your confidence in your bass playing, and get deep in the groove!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7 to 45
- Teaching since:
Hi there! I'm Manuel, but I go by Manny. I'm a bass player based in the Greater Los Angeles and have been playing bass professionally for 5 years but have playing bass guitar for 12 years, overall. I graduated from Cal Poly Pomona in 2018 with a B.A. in Music Industry Studies. I'm very versatile in my bass playing but I normally get hired to play for local artists/groups in R&B, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Worship music (Gospel, alternative christian rock, etc.), Pop (Top 40s, Latin, Electronic, Indie, Experimental, Alternative Rock, Ska, etc.).
I specialize in both 4 and 6 string bass guitar. I thoroughly enjoy playing and writing music for my personal and collaborative side projects, in a groovy, funky, jazzy, Hip Hop, Soulful, and progressive mixed style, using odd time signatures.
My greatest influences of all time (in alphabetical order):
Anthony Crawford, Baba Elefante, Billy Sheehan, Cachaíto (Buena Vista Social Club), Daric Bennett, Derrick Hodge, Eric Wilson(Sublime), Flea(RHCP), James Jamerson, Larry Graham, Marcus Miller, Mark Hoppus (blink-182), Nathan East, Paul Bender(Hiatus Kaiyote) Reggie Parker, Rich Brown, Robert Bubby Lewis, Ron Carter, Sharay Reed, Thundercat, and Victor Wooten.