Lesson 4 Progress Report – Teach Me Bass Guitar

Well, I’m still working on the concepts presented in lesson 4.  I am trying to get the scales and concepts down now as that I know it will pay off in the long run.  I pretty much have the “Mid Neck Blues” down but am just starting to get the hang of “Bach to Bass-ics”.  I am hoping to move on to Lesson 5 in the next week to or so. read more

Lesson 4 – Teach Me Bass Guitar

Warning, Lesson 4 is full of enough music theory to make your head spin!  Of course, I mean that in a good way.  Clocking in at just over an hour, there is a lot to learn in this lesson.  First Roy show’s us a Steve Bailey exercise technique called the “Hazard”, that is sure to give your forearm a workout.  I was feeling sore before the lesson even began. read more

Lesson 2 – Teach Me Bass Guitar

So, I’ve moved on to lesson 2 and am already wishing I had more time to devote to this.  I am crazy busy at work right now, and did I mention I have 2 young daughters who demand most of my time away from work.  Lesson 1 was very basic and I just ran through the exercises to get in the habit of doing it and work on my left hand technique.  I am also trying to concentrate more on where all of the notes are on the neck. read more

Lesson 1 – Teach Me Bass Guitar

Okay, here we go.  Sitting in front of the computer, bass in hand ready for my first lesson.  Our lovely narrator, Ashley, is back to give us a quick overview of the lesson before turning it over to Roy.  Roy starts out with a quick overview of how the lessons are going to work then talks about the bass guitar.  Realize now that this is for the complete beginner, the kid who just got his first bass and knows nothing.  Roy describes the parts of the bass and essentially how it works.  It is brief, yet very informative.  I can see how the information provided would be useful to a new player and it is brief enough that it does not annoy an old dog like myself. read more