Bass lessons

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by scarab, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. scarab


    Jul 25, 2012
    hey, i'm only 15 and i'm gonna start giving bass lessons to some other dudes my age, never done this before and have no idea if i can pull it off... any tips? :help:
  2. camello


    Apr 17, 2009
    influencial research
  3. Roy Vogt

    Roy Vogt

    Sep 20, 2000
    Endorsing Artist: Kiesel, Carvin, Accuracy, Hotwire, Conklin Basses, DNA, Eden
  4. Also, remember that most kids your age don't know anything about music... Start with the basics of beats, bars, and what "music" is, not just "bass guitar" stuff.
  5. MalcolmAmos

    MalcolmAmos Supporting Member

    I would suggest you get one of your early "how to play books" and use that as your lesson plan. Yes you need a lesson plan for each lesson you give. In fact tell him to purchase (or you provide) that book as that is going to be the text book used in your lessons. Home work assignments - piece of cake read pages 26 to 30 and do the exercise on page 25.

    Start on page one and you and the student proceed from page one. Yes you can skip pages if the student is ready to skip those pages. He/she has to learn how to hold it, tune it, mute it, make sound with something, thumb, fingers, pick...... The how to books will help you remember all the fundamentals you have to give them.

    Have fun.
  6. fearceol


    Nov 14, 2006
    Make sure that you are able to convey information in an easy to understand way.

    Knowing something is one thing, teaching it, is a different thing altogether.
  7. eddododo

    eddododo Supporting Member

    Apr 7, 2010
    Record your lessons so you can identify weaknesses or bad explanations
  8. KrisHayes


    Sep 30, 2012
    Bingo. It's cliche, but the students help you make discoveries as well.