Group Workshops

I hold Bass Workshops several times a year in the County Durham/North Yorkshire area.
(For acoustic guitar workshops click here )

I run a variety of different sessions for different ages/levels:

Adult Improvisation Workshop (ages 18+)  available Saturday Afternoons and Weeknights (~2 hours)

Learn how to:

  • Improvise efficiently and quickly without relaying on scale patterns and TABs.
  • Construct better and more creative basslines.
  • Construct basslines in odd time signatures.
  • Solo without losing the groove.

Minimum requirements:

  • You must own a bass guitar, cable and a tuner (and bring it with you!).
  • You must be familiar with the notes on the fretboard (frets 1-5 on all strings) .
  • You must have previous practical knowledge of playing in 4/4.

Adult Groove Workshop (18+) –  available Saturday Afternoons and Weeknights (~2 hours)

Learn how to:

  • Develop confidence when playing with a drummer.
  •  Create your own basslines – the easy way!
  • Remember the fretboard notes without a headache!
  • Develop your own internal/personal groove.
  • Use rhythm and melody effectively in a band situation.
  • Play for longer without becoming tired.

Minimum requirements:

  • You must own a bass guitar, cable and a tuner (and bring it with you!).
  • You must be familiar with the notes on the fretboard (frets 1-5 on all strings) .
  • You must have previous practical knowledge of playing in 4/4.

 

Teen Beginner’s Workshop (ages 13-17) – available Sunday afternoons (~2 hours) 

Learn how to:

  • Lock in with the groove!
  • Create your own basslines – the easy way!
  • Use the ‘Less is More’ strategy
  • Remember the fretboard notes without a headache!
  • Develop correct posture/technique

Minimum requirements:

  • You must own a bass guitar, cable and a tuner (and bring it with you!)
  • You must know the names of the open strings (E, A, D, G)
  • You must know how to tune at least one string on your bass 

    Junior Beginner’s Workshop (ages 9-12) – Saturday mornings (~2 hours)

    Learn how to:

    • Make music from the beginning
    • Create fantastic basslines with just 2 notes
    • Play along with your favourite songs
    • Listen like a bass player

    Minimum requirements:

    • You must own a bass guitar, cable and a tuner (and bring it with you!)

Parents/Guardians are welcome to participate too! 


Each workshop session costs only £10 per person (cash) payable in person at the beginning of the session.

Interested? Contact me now!

Please note: I DO NOT accept credit/debit card payments

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