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Bass Guitar Classes Bethlehem PA

Bass guitar classes include lessons on bass guitar anatomy, bass tuning, bass note reading, the 12 major scales, slap bass techniques, bass blues and more. See below for local music schools in Bethlehem that give access to bass guitar classes, as well as advice and content on using modes to play bass guitar.

Samantha D.
(877) 231-8505
Scenic View Dr
Macungie, PA
Guitar, Piano, Clarinet, Saxophone, Violin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Oboe, Trombone, Flute, Trumpet, Tuba, Percussion, Cello
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Christian, Band and Orchestra Repertoire, Favor Bastien and Alfred Piano Methods, Suzuki and other well know methods
Clearwater Christian College - Music - Piano Performance - 2001-2003 (Bachelor's degree received) Pensacola Christian College - Music - Piano Performance - 1999-2001 (not complete)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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Youniversity of Music and Arts
(610) 849-2130
700 Evans St
Bethlehem, PA
(610) 253-3907
122 N 3rd St
Easton, PA
Guitar Villa,Retro Music
(610) 746-9200
216 Nazareth Pike A
Bethlehem, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Bill Hawk Music Inc
(610) 691-8453
2321 Schoenersville Rd
Bethlehem, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitar Villa-Retro Music
(610) 746-9200
216 Nazareth Pike, # C
Bethlehem, PA
Dave Phillips Music & Sound INC
(610) 820-5600
622 Union Blvd
Allentown, PA
(610) 391-0720
2911 Corporate Ct
Orefield, PA
Maurys Music Direction
(610) 264-7774
1816 Savercool Ave
Bethlehem, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Barry N Kroninger
(610) 434-5446
38 S Franklin St
Allentown, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Organs, Band & Orchestral, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, DJ Equipment

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Developing Good Time

Developing Good Time
By Chris Standring ( )

Guitar players have a terrible tendency to rush. I would say, as a general rule, it is guitar players that need to work on their time more than any other musician. I think it is easy to forget how important the concept of time is, and moreover, I think so many players aren't willing to face up to the fact that they need to work on it, if they are even aware of the problem at all!

Now, let's get one thing a little clear. I can be quite hard on musicians from an observational standpoint. But that is only because I am EXTREMELY hard on myself. I strive for greatness and I get excited when others do too.

Jazz guitar players are possibly the worst culprits when it comes to the concept of time. And I am not just talking about beginners or intermediates. I could mention right now a number of highly respected players who in my opinion do not have good time. Many think that the idea of bopping in 'double' time is simply a matter of stringing a flurry of notes together as fast as possible, and the idea of a few clams, well, "it's jazz isn't it?". My response to this: NO NO NO!!

In order to explore this facet of music further, we need to break down the concept of 'time' and how musicians define it.

I like to think of 'time' as referring to the following:

1) Time Feel
2) Playing in time
3) Subconsciously knowing where the time is

Let's look at each briefly.

Time Feel
First, playing with a good 'time feel' can be understood as swinging hard in a rhythm section. The musician has good energy and can play well with others, putting a smile on the bass player and drummer's faces because they all understand that indescribable 'thing' that they all have, and relate to. Now, it is also important to know that there are musicians who have good time who do not play well with others. There is none of that 'give and take' flow of energy. They have a concept of time but it is not one that is necessarily shared. This is usually a product of too many hours practicing in the bedroom and not enough listening to others and feeding off them musically.

Having a good time feel can also be interpreted as someone who plays good rhythm. Someone who can support a soloist, make them feel good and provide inspiration for ideas. Usually someone who has a good time feel rhythmically is one who actually enjoys supporting a soloist, making the rhythm section feel good so the soloist can spark off it. This is an art in itself. We all know, when the band feels good, there is nothing quite like it.

Playing in time
Playing in time is something that can be learned, but from a soloist's standpoint, there is much discipline involved. It is here that in a perfect world, the craft of playing in time merges with the art of playing with a good time feel. Let me try to explain further...

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