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Bluegrass Bass Lessons? Baltimore Area

Discussion in 'Bluegrass [DB]' started by AWesterinen, Mar 10, 2014.


  1. AWesterinen

    AWesterinen

    Mar 10, 2014
    Hi, I am new to the Baltimore area and looking for a bluegrass bass instructor. I have been playing for a while, but have never really learned the correct left hand techniques, or any bowing techniques. I can keep time but need to spice up my playing with runs, slaps, etc.

    Right now, I have an NS double bass, but getting a new acoustic very soon.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks.
     
  2. derfm3

    derfm3

    Aug 20, 2010
    lancaster pa
    there used to be 2 bluegrass shops there .
    Appalachian bluegrass & Baltimore bluegrass .
    i'm pretty sure one of them closed ...
    google them and see what you come up with ...
     
  3. AWesterinen

    AWesterinen

    Mar 10, 2014
    Called Appalachian Bluegrass. They have no bass instructors.

    I guess that bluegrass bass players just watch videos (I have ones from Barry Bales and Missy Raines), but otherwise you just fake it. :-(

    I can try online, but I am really looking for in-person lessons.
     
  4. lowEndRick

    lowEndRick

    Apr 8, 2006
    CT
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  6. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Disclosures:
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    The great Mark Schatz lives in Maryland. You might track him down through his MySpace page: https://myspace.com/markschatz

    I know he's busy with the Nickel Creek Reunion. ;)
     
  7. Jeremy Darrow

    Jeremy Darrow

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: Genz-Benz Amplifiers, Fishman Transducers
    Missy teaches through Artistworks, you can take lessons with her online.

    http://artistworks.com/bass-lessons-missy-raines

    For solid technique, you would do well to get together with a local Jazz bass player for a lesson or two in person, to get you headed in the right direction.