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Bass Guitar Lessons

Do you want to learn bass guitar? Thinking of taking bass guitar lessons? With Music Tutors, you can learn to play like awesome bassists Flea and Victor Wooten with bass guitar lessons from a high-quality professional music tutor. Get in touch with one of our great bass guitar tutors and you could start seeing rapid progress today! It doesn’t matter if you’ve just picked up the instrument for the first time or already have playing experience, we can match you with a tutor who can give bass guitar lessons tailored to you! Get in touch today for 50% off the first of your bass guitar lessons!

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At we understand that life can get crazy. That's why our range of amazing tutors offer the option to give bass guitar lessons at your own house! Speak to one of our great bass guitar tutors today to organise bass guitar lessons at a time and place that works around your busy schedule. Try the first of your bass guitar lessons for half price!

Do I Need My Own Bass for Bass Guitar Lessons?

It's always a good idea to have your own bass guitar and amp so you can get practising between lessons. Your new bass guitar teacher will be able to advise you on what bass guitar to buy, and the best way to make sure bass guitar is the instrument for you and your bass guitar lessons! Have a read below of what our team has to say about taking bass guitar lessons, and for more information click here.

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At, we are committed to bringing regulation into private music tuition. All of our tutors have been through a recruitment process to ensure the quality of musicianship as well as teaching ability. Additionally, all of our bass guitar tutors must hold the Enhanced DBS Certificate before they can teach with us, building a community of trust between students, teachers, and parents. You can rest easy knowing that your bass guitar lessons are as safe as they can be!

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Buying Your First Bass for Bass Guitar Lessons?

When you’re buying your first bass guitar for bass guitar lessons, there are a couple of things that you need to know. Firstly there’s getting the right size instrument! Bass guitars come in a few different sizes: for the younger beginner bassist, we would recommend getting a ½ size or ¾ sized Bass guitar. Either will be fine to get you started, so pick the size that feels most comfortable for you. For those picking up the instrument at a later stage, you should buy a full- size bass. Most basses that you see in a music shop will be a full-size so they are easy to spot. Ask about this in your bass guitar lessons.

There are two common types of bass guitars - acoustic and electric. It is most likely that you will play the electric bass, therefore you will also need an amplifier. It's worth going to your local music shop and seeing if they have a beginner pack which includes a bass guitar, amplifier, plectrums, and a jack lead (which connects the instrument to the amp.)

For an all-inclusive beginner kit, you will be looking at a price between £120- £200. For just a beginner bass guitar on its own, you should look in the region of £100-£200 although there are some options for under £100. Finally, for just the bass amp on its own, you’ll be looking in the region of £150- £300.

Different Types of Electric Bass

Presuming that you have decided to take bass guitar lessons with an electric bass, it is likely that you will come across the terms 'Precision Bass' and 'Jazz Bass'. These are the two most well-known types of bass guitar produced by Fender. However, other companies also produce instruments based on these designs, sometimes calling them P style, or J body - so it is good to know the differences between the two.

Precision Bass

The precision bass has a similar body style to the Fender Stratocaster guitar. This bass has been very popular with rock, pop, punk and indie players. Famous players include Sting, Pino Palladino, Nate Mendel, and Mark Hoppus.

Jazz Bass

The jazz bass has what we call an 'offset body'. This is more similar to the Fender Jazzmaster or Jaguar guitar. The shape was primarily designed for jazz players who performed sitting down. So it is worth trying this style of bass standing up, to check that it feels comfortable to you. It's also worth mentioning that the neck will feel a lot slimmer than the P bass.

Other Designs

Of course, these are not the only two styles of bass that you can pick up. However, they are the most common and have been super influential on other bass designs. Other designs include a Sting-Ray from Ernie Ball, as well as bass designs based on famous guitars, including the SG Bass by Epiphone, and the Jazzmaster Bass, also by Fender.

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At, we are always there to help connect students with their perfect tutor. If you have any questions about bass guitar lessons, call us on 07946 125613 or get in touch by e-mail [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you!

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