Bluegrass Bass Lessons? Baltimore Area

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

  1. 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?

  2. 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


    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


    Apr 8, 2006
  5. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    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:

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

    Jeremy Darrow Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Endorsing Artist: Fishman Transducers, D'Addarrio Strings
    Missy teaches through Artistworks, you can take lessons with her online.

    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.