Bass Guitar Lessons
Stimulate Your Brain
Think about natural leaders? Are you or your child a wise old soul before his time? Does your child bring out the best in others? If you answered yes to either of these, your child might be a perfect match for the bass guitar. The bass guitar is the foundation of every band. Is now the time to join this elite group of musicians? Why not learn to play the bass guitar?
The philosophy for taking bass guitar lessons at Naperville Music is simple and effective.
Learn what you want to know to have fun and play the songs and music you enjoy.
Learn what you need to know to become the knowledgeable, well rounded, creative and self-reliant musician you desire to be.
This balanced approach to the immediate enjoyment of the instrument while also working towards building a strong musical foundation for the future is ultimately the most satisfying and rewarding approach to learning the bass guitar.
Bass Guitar lessons are closely related to guitar lessons. As in all of our studies, the bass lessons and programs are customized to the student's individual needs, goals and previous experience.
What will you Cover?
Familiarity with the bass clef and developing good music reading skills through good understanding, practice and exercises left and right-hand bass technique exercises as applied to a variety of musical styles. The study of rhythm - reading rhythms, and the variety of different rhythmical styles.Application of the knowledge of chords and scales so you can play with others.
2 Exciting Ways To Take Bass Guitar Lessons
The Traditional Track
The Performance Track
What You WANT to Know
The first part of bass lessons is providing students with what they want to know. This is obviously decided by the student and allows the student to determine what they would like to learn for a portion of their lesson. Some of the options that students usually choose to learn include songs from their favorite artists, the main riff or lick from a song their currently listening to, a style of music that interests them, a certain bass technique, or an aspect of music theory that intrigues them. Most students choose to learn songs.
What You NEED To Know
The second part of bass lessons is providing students with what they need. We believe all students should know certain elements of music to become skilled, knowledgeable and, ultimately, creative musicians. These elements would include basic chords, common bass techniques, chord progressions, scales in the most commonly used major and minor keys and a practical hands-on theoretical understanding of how these chords and scales function together so as to help the student play the music they enjoy listening to and to create their own music.
Create Your Own Music
Play By Ear
Play Bass Guitar (In the Right Key, With the Right Scales)
Although there are many other elements we believe to be important and are included in our bass lessons, the above-mentioned knowledge and skills are the ones that we feel are indispensable for every student. Talking with one of our enrollment counselors will allow us to discuss your specific goals. We can also explain the differences between the two tracks in more detail. Both tracks will cover all the essentials mentioned above, but approach the material in a different manner. Our bass lesson studios and waiting areas are in our newly expanded and completely remodeled Educational Annex.
Any bass player who is taking bass guitar lessons may participate in our periodic recitals. Recital dates and times are established periodically throughout the year according to student/parent interest. Students that are taking bass lessons can invite their friends to participate in small groups if they wish.
Each lesson is 1/2 hour long. You will receive one lesson each week, here in our modern studios. We would invite you to discuss enrolling in bass guitar lessons with us today. The sooner you enroll, the sooner you can start enjoying the fun that bass lessons can bring. Give us a call or visit our studio. We would be happy to provide any further information on bass guitar or any of our other lessons.
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