Bass guitar lessons are available to those of all ages at Eagle Rock Music Studio in Los Angeles. Whether you are a rock, jazz, fusion, blues, Latin or country connoisseur, or if you have a child who has a talent for rhythm, or your situation is something in between, Eagle Rock Music Studio has something for you. At Eagle Rock Music Studio, our mission is to help you transition from dreaming to doing, and it starts with learning your instrument.
With the explosion in popularity of rock & roll music during the 1950s and 1960s, the upright/stand-up bass was gradually replaced in popular music ensembles by an electric bass guitar, whose amplified sound mixed better with louder drumming and the already amplified electric guitar. Since then, the bass guitar has been a fixture in rock, R&B, funk, blues, jazz, fusion, country music and hip-hop. Acoustic bass guitars also exist, although they appear in popular music far less frequently than regular acoustic guitars.
The electric bass guitar can easily be mistaken for a regular electric guitar to someone with an untrained eye, since they look alike. A bass guitar, though, has a longer neck and typically has fewer strings than the standard six-string electric guitar. Most basses have four strings, although many have five and some have six ; they are much thicker — resulting in a deeper sound — than the strings on a standard electric guitar.
The bassist is part of a band’s rhythm section (along with the drummer). Although the role of the bass player is to help create the groove of a song, in many cases the bass guitar part creates the dominant sound of a song that makes the song recognizable.
Good bassists are quite valuable to bands looking to round themselves out more fully with a great rhythm section. If your interest lies more towards joining a great band and less towards starting one, becoming proficient at the bass is the best ticket in.
Selecting the right bass teacher is paramount to your transition from a beginning player to a skillful doer who is getting the full value out of your instrument. At Eagle Rock Music Studio in Los Angeles, our staff consists of great players who have both the professional experience and the patience to get through to students of all levels.
Both private and group lessons are available. If you prefer to learn bass directly from an instructor, our private lesson option is completely customized to your skill level and to the particular style you wish to play. We also offer semi-private lessons, which allows for two people to learn at the same time — this is perfect for family or friends.
Our group lessons meet for five weeks, once a week, for 45 minutes. The class size is kept to four. This class provides instruction on technique, grooves and songs.
Eagle Rock Music Studios is located just north of downtown Los Angeles between Glendale and Pasadena. For more information or to set up a lesson, please call us at 323-309-8467.