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Listening To The Experts - Soulful Bass Players

One of the best teachers you’ll ever find as a bass guitarist (or any musician for that matter)...
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We Are What We Repeatedly Do

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit - Aristotle Ok,...
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Musicianship - The Art of Listening

One thing I try to teach my students is the art of listening and awareness of what's going on...
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My Favourite Bass Guitar Books

My Favourite Bass Guitar Books: Books I use regularly in lessons and other favourite...

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  • Robin Thornton Experienced and Professional Tutor

    Robin Thornton Music Tutor Bass Guitar Teacher (Aberdeen) Picture     Robin Thornton - Teacher   At a young age, I decided that I wanted to be a Musician. I did not believe that I could support myself with one instrument, so I set about training as a multi-instrumentalist. To this end, I have specialist knowledge of all styles of Singing,...
  • Be The Bass 'Backbone' Editor's Pick

    Bass Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture The bass in western music has had its importance in many circumstances over the last 100 years. It has been part of a section in an orchestra, the sound of the tuba in a marching band, the thud from early Mississippi blues recordings, the long legato walking bass in jazz. These are all the...
  • Plucking Hand Technique on Electric Bass Guitar Editor's Pick

    Bass Guitar Teacher (Exeter) Picture Plucking hand technique on electric bass guitar is incredibly important, and often overlooked as people are starting to learn the bass. We rely on the right hand (99% of the time), to initiate every note we play. It controls the impulse that is used to excite the string, the dynamics, greatly...


  • Pushing the limits

    Bass Guitar Teacher (South East London) Picture The process of learning an instrument can sometime feel like an exhausting and unrewarding exercise. The frustration that comes with wanting to play a certain way, and not knowing exactly how to get there, can be demoralising. The bass guitar itself limits you to just four strings, and with even...
  • Bass guitarists and personality - an introduction Editor's Pick

    Bass Guitar Teacher (East London) Picture Bass guitarists are an interesting commodity - often considered as failed guitarists or as playing the 'easier' instrument, many people look down on what is actually, a hugely diverse and important instrument. But what should a bassist do? What is a bassist's role? Should they just provide a...
  • Favourite bassist

    Bass Guitar Teacher (East London) Picture I'd like to mention my favourite bassist. One of the most recorded bassist of all time, James Jamerson has the best tone, the most tasteful lines and all this with one finger!