Bass Guitar Lessons – Fulwood Preston

Have you ever wondered what most songs would sound like if you took away the bass?

 

Can you imagine it?

 

All the power and depth would be missing. The bass guitar is essential to so many songs and genres.

 

Sometimes the bass is filling up the low end, complimenting the other instruments. Other times it is providing a driving rock riff or bass groove that brings the entire song to life. It has a diverse sound depending on how you play it too - making it a very versatile and dynamic instrument.

 

So what got you interested in playing the bass guitar?

 

Was it at a show? Maybe you want to rock like Lemmy or slap and pop like Flea?

 

Or the walking blues bass ideas from a late night jazz bar?

 

Whatever reason, you are already much further ahead than most people who dream of playing the bass as you are reading this.

 

 

 

 

Are bass lessons really more useful than YouTube or learning from a book?

 

 

If you're like most people, you may have already looked through YouTube for videos on how to play bass. While there is nothing wrong with this method, it can be hard to know if what you are practising is actually useful. You also have to work out what order you need to practice these techniques in.

 

Another way that most people try to learn is from a book. While this seems to have more of a structure to it than hoping to find useful videos on YouTube, is it the roadmap to your guitar goals or someone else's?

 

While both of these ways can work for some people, the biggest draw back is when you have a question.

 

Who do you ask?

 

You could leave a comment on YouTube and someone might get back to you.

 

But do you want to wait? And will the answer even be the correct one?!

 

There can be a lot of time wasted on trying to find the answer when really you just want to be playing bass.

 

I have been teaching people how to play guitar for over 10 years. I have taught bass players to not only play along with their favourite songs but to also play with other musicians.

 

 

WANT TO TAKE YOUR BASS PLAYING TO THE NEXT LEVEL?

If you're ready to take your bass guitar playing to the next level, these lessons will:

Build your confidence!

At least half of playing bass well is being confident in your ability. I'll show you exactly how to play the way you want and you'll be confident that what you are practising is actually useful.

Provide you with a roadmap to YOUR goals (not someone else's!)

We will focus on what your goals are and make sure everything you are practising will get you there. I've got no interest in making you play exercises just for the sake of it!

Give you feedback on what to work on (taking out the guess work)

I'll explain to you what you need to do to improve and teach you the quickest way to do it.

Show you how to play the songs YOU love (not what you're 'meant to like')

If you're like me you want to learn to play songs that mean something to you, not just what the teacher wants to teach. If you have some favourite songs we will work them in to your lessons.

Stop you from wasting time practising things that you don't need

Every bassist has their own goals. While some skills are general, others are stylistic. Don't waste your time trying to perfect something that you aren't going to use.

Learn to play lots of different bass techniques

From using your fingers or a pick to slap and pop. Whatever suits the style of music you want to play we can cover.

BUT ARE THESE BASS LESSONS REALLY FOR ME?

I don't have time to practise every night, can I still benefit from lessons?

 

Absolutely!

 

You don't have to commit to practice every single day for the next 10 years - but you do need to be able to spend at least a few hours a week at home going through what you learnt in your lesson.

 

I will show you how you can fit your practice around your busy schedule even when you think you don't have the time.

 

 

 

Can't I just learn it off YouTube for free?

 

YouTube has loads of videos about how to play bass.

 

The problem that most of my students have found though is there is no direction. While I'm sure you can learn guitar from YouTube, do you really have time to go through the trial and error of finding what works and what is no use to you?

 

Wouldn't it be better to speed up the process by having a roadmap to your goal and get rid of all the other stuff that won't benefit you?

 

Another thing that many students have told me is that they had questions but they couldn't ask them. Sure, they could leave a comment but would they ever get back to them? Would anyone get back to them -- and would the answer even be right?

 

 

 

I think I might be told old to learn now... I wish I'd learnt when I was younger...

 

In many ways you are at an advantage when it comes to learning guitar if you are an adult as you will be able to understand complex ideas such as rhythms. Also your hands will be stronger.

 

Plus you truly want to be able to play the bass!

 

 

 

I tried to play bass/guitar/any other instrument before and I just didn't get it, but I really want to play!

 

It's true that some people take to an instrument faster than others.

 

That doesn't mean you can't learn it.

 

If you really want to play and are willing to put the time in it may have been that you just weren't practising the right things in the right order. We can fix that.

These bass lessons are for you if:

You have a genuine desire to play guitar and are excited about it!
You can find at least a few hours a week to practice (these don't have to be all in one go, I will show you how to work around a busy schedule)
You are ready to be challenged (if you are happy playing the same bass line you can already play you aren't going to get much out of these lessons)

These bass lessons are not for you if:

You aren't able to practise at all between lessons
You're not ready to be challenged
You only want to play 1 song / songs you can already play

I want you to be the best bassist you can be.

 

Unfortunately though, like most people, I only have limited time. This means I can only work with students who are ready to be challenged, are happy to find time to practice and who truly want their guitar playing to advance.

 

This doesn't mean you have to be a naturally talented musician by any means. It just means you are excited about the journey to become a better bass player.

 

Due to there being limited time in my schedule, from time to time I have to stop accepting new students. This is because I want to make sure that my guitar students are getting the most out of their lessons.

 

If you think that these lessons will benefit you, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page.

 

If there is space then I will happily arrange a time with you for your lessons, otherwise I still recommend that you fill out the form and enjoy the free content on this site until a slot opens up. I will reply to you either way so you won't be left wondering if there is a slot free or not.

FIRST 30 MINUTE BASS LESSON IS FREE

Still unsure? If you have read this far then these lessons should be able to help you - either way I want to give you a free 30 minute lesson so you can see for yourself.

 

Your first bass lesson is a free 30 minute lesson so you can see if these guitar lessons are for you. Try out the lesson and see if guitar tuition is right for you - if not, no hard feelings! Of course, you are still welcome to use the free learning material on this website.

 

 

LESSON PLANS

After your free trial, bass lessons are priced per calendar month.

30 Minutes One to One Lessons
a calendar month*
£75
Great for beginners
Half an hour a week, one-to-one tuition
Free 30 minutes trial lesson
30 minutes one-to-one private weekly lesson
A tailored road map to your specific goals
Use of studio quality equipment
Learn the songs you want to play on the guitar
Save time and have fun learning how to play this awesome instrument, rather than getting frustrated and bored of scrolling through YouTube
A dedicated teacher who you can ask all your guitar related questions to rather than getting conflicting information online
Sign Up!
45 Minutes One to One Lessons
a calendar month*
£112
Great for beginners to intermediary
45 minutes a week, one-to-one tuition
Free 30 minutes trial lesson
45 minutes one-to-one private weekly lesson
A tailored road map to your specific goals
More time to get techniques and skills right before you go away and practice
Use of studio quality equipment
Learn the songs you want to play on the guitar
Save time and have fun learning how to play this awesome instrument, rather than getting frustrated and bored of scrolling through YouTube
A dedicated teacher who you can ask all your guitar related questions to rather than getting conflicting information online
Sign Up!
60 Minutes One to One Lessons
a calendar month*
£149
Ideal for intermediary to advanced students or adult students of any level
60 minutes a week, one-to-one tuition
Free 30 minutes trial lesson
60 minutes one-to-one private weekly lesson
A tailored road map to your specific goals
More time to get techniques and skills right before you go away and practice
Use of studio quality equipment
Cover more in each session. This is especially useful if you are an intermediate player.
Learn the songs you want to play on the guitar
Save time and have fun learning how to play this awesome instrument, rather than getting frustrated and bored of scrolling through YouTube
A dedicated teacher who you can ask all your guitar related questions to rather than getting conflicting information online
Sign Up!

Sign up for your FREE 30 minutes guitar lesson

Let me know if you're ready to take your guitar playing to the level you want.

* monthly payments refer to calendar months so each month is the same cost no matter if there is 4 or 5 weeks in the month.
Your first monthly payment will be adjusted if it is not a complete month and to cater for your free half hour lesson.
Full details will be given at your free trial lesson about payments and terms and conditions.