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Take Bass Guitar Lessons in Nashville

Take student-centered bass guitar lessons from professional performing musicians right here in Nashville. Learn the music you like to listen to and learn to implement the music theory when it comes up in your learning.

Green Hills Guitar Studio’s teachers tailor your learning to the music you want to play. You learn best when you enjoy what you’re playing, instead of learning scales without knowing how to use them. Some teachers give students the same routine, but our teachers are organized and linear without putting students through a cold, inflexible curriculum.

Learn from professional performing musicians

Bass guitar instructor Tim Marks is a professional performing and recording musician with years of musical experience. He has studied, recorded and performed multiple styles of music and types of bass guitar. He uses this experience and knowledge to help students learn and develop the skills necessary to reach their own goals as musicians.

Whether you are looking for a new bass instructor to get you out of a rut or if you are looking to begin bass lessons, there are 3 questions worth asking yourself.  Then, contact Green Hills Guitar Studio to begin your journey.


Students of bass guitar can expect to learn these techniques and skills, plus much more:

  • Reading and writing Nashville Number Charts
  • Reading and writing lead sheets
  • Reading and writing notation
  • Understanding of theory and harmony
  • Ear training (in relation to harmony and Nashville Numbers)
  • Electric bass
  • Knowledge of gear and tones
  • Being an authentic bass player in any genre (Pop, Country, Jazz, Rock, Fusion, R&B, Funk, Singer Songwriter and more)
  • Scales and arpeggios
  • Improv (building bass lines, walking bass lines and improv)
  • Playing techniques (finger style, playing with a pick, slap, muted sound with palm and thumb techniques)
  • Studio work (arranging, producing and being able to please the artist)
  • Memorization (songs, lines, solos)
  • 5 and 4 string basses
  • Locking with a drummer
  • Understanding of rhythm and beat placement
  • Leading a band/rehearsal


The bass guitar serves a very important role in music. Science has proven that bassists are one of the most important band members…sorry singers!

Bass guitar provides very vital and fundamental roles in music and varied ensembles. Traditionally, the bass provided rhythmic and harmonic foundation. When is the last time you saw or heard a band without bass? The third function and role of a bass player is melody.

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