Bass Guitar

The bass guitar is a relaxed but precise instrument. It’s a more relaxed version of percussion instruments and is an important part of jazz ensembles and pep bands.

Physical considerations: None, just consider that the size of the guitar fits the size of the student.

When buying or renting: Look for cracks in the wood and working tuning knobs. Strings can be replaced. If you have an electric guitar you must also have a portable amp. Engel Music in Aberdeen is a good place for purchasing new and used and for repairs.

Purchase the Hal Leonard Bass Method Book instead of Essential Elements.

Extra equipment: tuners are nice to have for beginners but are not a requirement. Folding music stands are optional.

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