Beginners Bass Guitar Lessons
Everyone starts somewhere. Believe it or not, even the greatest bassists began just where you are right now; with no clue how to approach the instrument.
What separates a bass player from a musician is the ability to swallow your fear and attack the instrument head on. If you’re ready to do this, we can give you some beginner bass guitar lessons to get you started.
First off, picking; you need to decide whether you want to play with your fingers, or with a pick. This is all about your own personal choice; don’t let someone else tell you one way is right and the other is wrong.
Whichever feels best to you is the route you should take. Elitists will always try to tell everyone else what is right, wrong, true, and untrue; your job is to filter them out and decide for yourself. Whichever feels most natural to you is going to be the proper way.
Remember that whichever style you choose, it will mean the same amount of work; for picking it will be developing the various picking techniques, and for fingering, it will be developing a fingering pattern that is fluid and can cover the techniques.
Of course, to be a successful musician, it is way more than simply being able to pick and play notes on the guitar. There are various aspects of music to be learnt. For a holistic education for beginners, you need to develop both physical and theoretical elements of music.
To most people learning a new skill, a whole mountain of knowledge given at one shot will be too much of a pill for anybody to swallow and most people just give up before trying.
Just a Few Years Ago, I Was Just Like You…
I had been a total newbie some years back and I knows how it feels like to be a wide eyed bassist looking at other professionals effortlessly work their instrument.
The important idea here is to take things in small chunks. You should be patient in building your skills on strong foundations and that was what my former music teacher taught me to do.
In the following lessons, I am going to share with you some of my first hand knowledge and personal experiences that I had been through in my own learning. I had broken down some of the most crucial basic elements that will give you a jump start. Also, I highly recommend you to go through the lessons in the numbered order to pick up some basics before you head to other sections of the website.
Lastly, practice your instrument regularly, and in no time you will be on your way up in the world of music and enjoyment in playing the bass guitar. Have fun!
List of Free Beginner Bass Lessons:
#1 – Parts of the Bass Guitar And Their Functions
New to the bass guitar? In this lesson, we will explain the different parts of the guitar and the purpose that each element serve. This is a great article to get you familiarized with the guitar and how you can put your instrument to its maximum potential.
#2 – How to Hold the Bass Properly So That You Perform Better
This is one of the most neglected aspects that bassists usually take for granted. Holding the bass guitar correctly can contribute to good form, enhance your playing as well as avoiding injuries.
#3 – Should You Play While Sitting or Standing?
So, which is better? Read this article to find out more as we address one of the most commonly asked questions on whether you should be sitting down or standing up during bass playing.
#4 – How to Read Tabs in a Few Simple Steps
Learning to read and understand tablature is an essential part of being a bassist. After all, it is the simplified language of string instruments. Check out this easy tutorial as we bring you through the ins and outs of bass guitar tabs.