I am teaching privately at your home, at North London Music Academy or via Skype.
What will you learn?
Every bass lesson is suited to your individual needs. We’ll focus on your technique, tone, rhythm, phrasing, grooving, performance and everything else you’ll need to be happy with your bass playing.
Here are the examples what you can learn about.
Complete guidance for RSL Grades 1-8
Right hand: fingers style (two, three-finger picking, pizzicato, palm muting, special techniques), slap (thumb, pop, double stroke, rock/metal style of slapping techniques, left-right hand coordination, percussive notes, Marcus Miller-Victor Wooten-Mark King-Flea-Fieldy-T.M.Stevens-Larry Graham styles), tapping (chord playing, two-three fingers style, left-hand dexterity, John Myung-Billy Sheehan-Stu Hamm approaches)
Left hand: well-balanced position, hammer-on, pull-off, slide, vibrato, tremolo, focus on stamina, speed and dexterity
rhythm exercises, metronome work-outs, tone shaping, right “sexy” notes
main music styles – rock, pop, metal, hip-hop, jazz, Afro-Caribbean music, blues, funk, soul
Bass heroes studies:
Play and learn in the style of masters of the bass guitar - John Paul Jones, Paul McCartney, John Entwistle, Mark King, Geezer Butler, Steve Harris, John Myung, Fieldy, Robert Trujillo, Marcus Miller, Victor Wooten, Flea, Tim Commerford, Chris Wolstenholme, Les Claypool.
Scales and chords relationship, pentatonic studies, basic music sheet reading, soloing
Sound and maintenance:
amps/cabinets knowledge, using the right effects, set-up your instrument
How does the first lesson look like?
You’ll bring your instrument and we’ll have a chat about your experience and goals you want to achieve. Then we start to play and I’ll try to find out what we should work on first. Sometimes it is a technique, sometimes groove-rhythm exercises or music theory. I’ll check out your instrument and fix it to best playable condition so I’ll be sure that all weird notes accidentally coming from your playing are not sourced in bad technical state of your bass.
Where does the lesson take place?
I am teaching at your home, at studios in North London Music Academy or via Skype. All you need is your instrument. Lessons at your home require your instrument, small amp and cable.
If you prefer to have lessons in a more “academic” environment I am also teaching in North London Music Academy in Camden. Their facilities are very close to Camden Town tube station, there is 24/7 reception and fully equipped rooms.
Lessons via Skype are convenient when travelling or distance is a problem. It's easy to set it up & ideal for worldwide bass education.
How much does it cost?
Lesson one-on-one – 60 min./40 pounds + studio hourly rate
Lesson one-on-one at your home – 60 min./50 pounds
Skype lesson - 45 min./ 30 pounds
4 lessons/ 150 pounds + studio rates
4 lessons at your home/ 180 pounds
4 Skype lessons/ 110 pounds
Examples of courses:
Slap Bass Basic Techniques
Slap Bass Advanced Techniques
Classic Rock Bass
Hard Rock/Metal Bass
Funk/Hip Hop Bass
Classical Music Training (J.S.Bach, Mozart, etc.)
Chord Studies 5-str. Bass
Special Course Tapping Bass
Odd Times Training
There are available options regarding your experience level: beginner, intermediate or advanced