The bass guitar is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb (either by plucking, slapping, popping, tapping, or thumbing), or by using a pick.


The bass guitar in a band consists of three things:

  • Rhythm – Following the drummer on rhythm.

  • Tempo – Speed at what the rhythm is being played at.

  • Foundation – Bass guitar creates a foundation for all music.


Our bass guitar curriculum includes:

  • Musical history

  • Tuning

  • Bass techniques

  • Bass patterns

  • Rhythm

  • Scales

  • Theory

  • Playing in a band