If you're searching for electric bass lessons in Houston, you've found the place. I am a complete-time private bass instructor teaching in the Houston area. I have been teaching bass full-time for over thirteen years. Students come to me from all over town including Katy, Sugar Land, and as far as The Woodlands, Clear Lake and Baytown.
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I teach every student differently depending upon who they are, what they know, what they want to know, what strengths and weaknesses they have and how old they are. When you start we will cover good technique so you get a good sound and don't injure your hands. I will then teach you a number of fundamental bass-playing concepts. These concepts include rhythms, chords, arpeggios, scales, harmony and techniques. I will have you practice these concepts with exercises and by playing real basslines that apply these concepts.
My goal for you as my student is to give you a solid foundation on bass guitar and in music that will serve you for the rest of your life. What that means is showing you how all styles of music use the very same components chords, scales and rhythms. The only difference between styles is the combination of these different musical components and the instruments playing them. Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven used the same things Miles Davis, John Coltrane, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, and Rage Against the Machine did.
Progressive Drum Track - basic drum track that progressively speeds up. Good for practicing technique, patterns and anything with which you are trying to build speed. About 30 minutes long, I think.
You will need an bass guitar amplifier of some sort. Again, you will develop unique preferences for different sounding amps once your playing improves. Don't spend big yet if this is your first amp. Watts basically describe how powerful the bass amp is. More watts means more power which means more volume. If you are just going to be practicing by yourself at home, you don't need but 20 to 50 watts. If you plan on playing with a guitarist or keyboard player, you may need 200 watts. And if you plan to play in a band with a drummer right away, you need 300-400 watts.
Lessons must be once-a-week. I cannot teach you every other week. It is too difficult to find another student who happens to want that same time every other week. I also find students never progress very well when there is too much time between lessons. There are rarely any other expenses beyond the basic required materials such as a bass, amp and metronome. If you are a beginner, I have assembled my own book that will be all you need for a while. I give the book to you for free. If you are more advanced, you may need a few additional texts, but not many.
I cannot afford to keep students on my schedule if they often miss lessons, reschedule lessons, or make late payments. This is how I make my living and I appreciate most students respect this. Please do not ask to be an exception to the policies below. Lessons are weekly at the same time each week. If you expect to frequently miss lessons due to your schedule, you may want to hold off on lessons until you can come weekly. I promise you will learn much better when your lessons aren't scattered about.
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If you want to print any scale or arpeggio in any tuning, try out my bass fretboard program on studybass.