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Bass Guitar Lessons

I teach  Bass guitar to all ages, at all levels of proficiency, in all musical genres. Whilst I do follow a syllabus, outlined below, my students' passion for what they are playing is of ultimate importance to me. Lessons are structured around songs and techniques my students wants to learn.

Individual Lessons are a half hour weekly at  R100 each, or R350 a month or R850 a term (or quarter). I am available by appointment from 12pm - 8pm Mondays to Fridays. 

Bass Technique Outline

Music Theory Outline

Bass Guitar Syllabus 

  • Naming things, parts of the Bass Guitar and music notes
  • The string names and notes on fretboard
  • Tuning the Bass Guitar
  • Picking the Bass - Two Finger Walk, Rake, Slap, Pop, Mute, Harmonics
  • Fretting technique and reducing unwanted noise
  • Beats in the Bar and keeping a steady time
  • How to practice Bass
  • Reading a song sheet with chord symbols
  • Simple and fool proof bass - Root 5 Octave
  • Reading Bass Guitar Tablature
  • Scales - Pentatonic and Major Scales
  • Adding Colour Notes, - Arpeggios, Major, Minor, Dominant
  • Approach Notes and Walking Bass