Bass Guitar Lessons

                                                    Patrick Atwater bass guitar
Bass guitar instructors Patrick Atwater and Zachariah Witcher are professional performing and recording musicians with years of musical experience. They have studied and performed multiple styles of music and  types of bass guitar. They use 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.  And 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 and Upright 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, 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

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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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