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How would you teach bass guitar to a beginner!?
I sold some kid my old bass guitar, and his mother asked me to give him lessons!. He's got a bit of formal music training, and plays violin, but he's pretty bad at playing bass!. We've done two lessons already, and I've gone over tuning the instrument, how to pluck the strings, how to fret, and we've learned a simple song!. I have no idea where to go from here!. I'm not an instructor, and I'm no master musician!. I've been playing for 6 years, but coming up with ideas for lessons is kind of difficult!.
My question is, what should I be teaching this kid!? Lesson outlines, etc, would be extremely helpful!. He wants to play rock!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker:
A good idea is to work with Mel Bay's Electric Bass Method!. The lessons are easy and well structured!.
Do you also play guitar or piano!? If so, be sure to include lessons where you play chords and sing while he plays bass!.
While you're at it, be sure to give him plenty of exercises to improve his "time!." As drummers spend more energy on becoming soloists, more of the responsibility for "holding down the groove" falls on the bass player!.Www@QuestionHome@Com