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Switching from Electric Bass to Upright Bass

Atwater bass instructor.

Maybe you’re a seasoned veteran of the electric bass, or perhaps you’ve been at it just long enough to get your feet under you. Or maybe you’re a guitarist who can function on electric bass but you feel bewildered of where to start on upright bass. For me, I played guitar, then learned electric bass, then through exposure to more kinds of music, fell in love with the sound of upright bass. So I rented an instrument with an option to buy and got started. Boy did I have a lot to learn! I remember sitting with a tuner and trying to find each note on the neck because… well, there’s no frets!!! It’s true that the upright bass can be a daunting instrument to tackle. However, my 10+ years of experience have helped me gain some insight that will help those just beginning the rewarding journey of learning upright bass. Here are some starters to get you going.

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Music Lessons: What You Truly Gain

headphones with guitar diagrams.

Did you know that when you come to Green Hills Guitar Studio, you get way more than just a music lesson?

Most of us have heard about the benefits of learning an instrument at a young age. From increasing coordination and reading skills to boosting self-confidence and patience, the positive outcomes are truly endless. And while it’s true that there advantages to starting your musical journey in the early developmental years, there are certainly benefits for those learning to play the guitar as adults as well.Read More »Music Lessons: What You Truly Gain

Aging and Music

music and aging.

We’ve all heard the phrase, “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks,” but at Green Hills Guitar Studio, that’s exactly what we do.

The myth that older adults are incapable of learning new skills is just that…A MYTH. Although scientists once believed that after a certain age your brain was incapable of growing and absorbing new information, a new discovery called Neuroplasticity proves that adult brains are way more resilient and savvy than previously thought.Read More »Aging and Music

Hannah Lee Joins Green Hills Guitar Studio

Shane Lamb live with Amanda Broadway.

Hello! Today, I would like to introduce you to Hannah. When Hannah and I first met, I had asked her if she would be willing to do some proofreading and editing for the website, along with some of my blog posts. I realized I kept stalling when it came time to share some new information.

It is fair to say I ain’t the grammar wizard or skilled writer I once was. All apologies to my 7th grade English teacher, Mr. Berg, who scared everyone in his classes with his enthusiasm and commitment to improving our sentence diagraming and grammar use. Mr. Berg, you did a great job, but it’s faded a bit.Read More »Hannah Lee Joins Green Hills Guitar Studio