In addition to guitar and ukelele, Jim also offers bass guitar lessons to beginner and intermediate students. Although primarily a guitarist, Jim has played bass professionally as a fill-in for local rock bands, in community theater pit orchestras, and on a number of recordings.
Jim’s bass students have performed in various capacities as well – you can hear them in local rock bands, church worship groups, theater pit orchestras and high school jazz bands!
What Will You Learn?
In bass lessons, we typically cover the following items:
1 – Solid playing technique
2 – Building your repertoire of songs
3 – How to play “in the pocket” and groove with a rhythm section
4 – Chart reading (especially helpful for jazz band or worship band)
5 – How to improvise solos
6 – Strategies for learning songs by ear
Which Bass Player Are You?
Brand new to the bass or looking to take your bass playing to the next level? Need to learn how to read bass clef for school? Want to learn to improvise solos like your favorite player? Then follow these links to learn more about bass lessons with Jim!