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    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.  The philosophy for taking bass lessons at Naperville Music is simple and effective:

    • Learn what you want to know so Bass Guitar Lessons are fun and play the songs and music you enjoy
    • Learn what you need to know to become the knowledgeable, 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. 

    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

     

    Here at Naperville Music, our philosophy of teaching bass lessons is two-fold: provide students with what they want to know and provide students with what they need to know.

    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.

    • Understand 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 4 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.

    Recitals

     

    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.

     

    More Information

     

    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 piano lessons with us today. The sooner you enroll, the sooner you can start enjoying the fun that piano lessons can bring. Give us a call or visit our studio. We would be happy to provide any further information on piano or any of our other lessons.

    Start Today- Your First Lesson Is FREE!

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