We generally recommend starting bass guitar lessons at age seven or older. The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck length and four to six strings. Four string basses are the most common. While some recommend starting bass guitar later than a six string electric or acoustic guitar – we have found that starting on a smaller size bass guitar (1/2 or 3/4 size) it is actually easier for younger children to start on bass guitar than a six string guitar because only one string is being played at a time. Because of the close connection that a bass player has with the drummer in a band, it’s not unusual for a drum student to also learn the bass and vice versa!
If you are looking for bass lessons and are located in the greater Los Angeles area, please contact us through our “Get a Free Class” link or just give us a call. We offer classes in three Los Angeles area locations, each of which feature a friendly and professional studio environment.
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