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Bass Guitar Classes Chambersburg 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 Chambersburg that give access to bass guitar classes, as well as advice and content on using modes to play bass guitar.

Bob'S Music World
(717) 264-6589
Po Box 777
Chambersburg, PA
Types of Instruments Sold
Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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(717) 352-2180
Fayetteville, PA
(717) 593-0398
Greencastle, PA
(301) 790-3099
Hagerstown, MD
Alan E.
(877) 231-8505
cross street
Philadelphia, PA
Bass Guitar, Speaking Voice, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Music Performance, Songwriting, Music Recording
Ages Taught
5 to 99
I specialize in improv and composition. But I teach beginners or students with no interest in these things fine.
University of the Arts - Music - 05-09 (Bachelor's degree received)
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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(717) 263-3281
1465 Nitterhouse Drive
Chambersburg, PA
(717) 762-2805
Mont Alto, PA
(717) 765-4300
Waynesboro, PA
Cumberland Valley School of Music
1015 Philadelphia Ave.
Chambersburg, PA
Ian V.
(877) 231-8505
East Girard Ave.
Philadelphia, PA
Music Theory, Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Upright Bass, Music Performance
Ages Taught
8 to 99
I specialize in Jazz and Improvisation. Upright and Bass guitar are specialties in the realm of Rock, Jazz, R&B, Reggae, and Funk.
Central Bucks East - - 1993-1995 (High School diploma received) New School for Social Research - Music Performance Jazz and Contemporary Music - 1998-2000 (Bachelor's degree received) University of the Arts - Music Education - 2007-2008 (not complete) Temple University - Music Education - Fall 2009- (not complete)
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TakeLessons Music Teacher

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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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