Today was no different…happily!!

My student is learning bass and qualified last year, Ā but recently took up the 6 string guitar.

 

Every lesson is different: sometimes I struggle with the formations of chords, and particularly the speed, rhythm and instant reconstruction across six strings with three not-exactly- slender fingertips yet…when that one chord sounds perfect, the swell within this poorly-tuned rib cage rises, momentarily, to meet the kaleidoscopic emotions released within that one down-thrust of emotive expression via this right hand.

 


I began, tentatively, playing the four strings of the bass, under Gavin’s auspices, many moons ago and have continued to enjoy very much the process and the successes but also the challenge of these journeys…and they are multiple…within the same arena, different styles, different moods, the same charged diversity.
Today was no different…happily!!

Andy šŸ™‚

Learning Bass (Part 1)

Bass

AS approached me for bass lessons and has recently tried the electric guitar.Ā  Recently he has passed his grade and felt ready to share his playing.

IĀ have intended to learn the bass guitar since I was a teenager but never

had the patience nor self-discipline to begin in any realistic sense. In

July 2014 I walked into an independent retail outlet and bought an amp,

lead and a crimson & black bass guitar, making a commitment to myself to

then finding a guitar teacher.

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