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Bass Guitar Classes Hastings MN

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 Hastings that give access to bass guitar classes, as well as advice and content on using modes to play bass guitar.

Eric C.
(877) 231-8505
Pilotknob Road
Saint Paul, MN
Ukulele, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Music Theory
Ages Taught
5 to 99
Pop, Jazz, Funk, Blues, Rock, Folk, basic music theory
Membership Organizations
TakeLessons Music Teacher

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David Hoffman Guitar Repair
(651) 438-9717
20500 Polk Ave
Hastings, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments

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Rex Music Store & School
(651) 451-3204
32 Thompson Ave E
West Saint Paul, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Hobgoblin Music
(651) 388-8400
211 Lowry Ave Ne
Red Wing, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Brown's Guitar Factory
(651) 455-6379
7482 Concord Boulevard
Inver Grove Heights, MN
David Dahl
331 Dellwood sq. N.
Landfall, MN
Blues, Folk - Country - Bluegrass, Jazz, Kids, Other, Rock - Alternative
Experience Levels
Beginner, Intermediate
Years of Experience
40 Years

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Brickhouse Music
(715) 426-6776
216 S Main St
River Falls, WI
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Eclipse Music
(651) 451-8878
149 Thompson Ave E
West Saint Paul, MN
Types of Instruments Sold
Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
Guitar, Bass, and electronics repair.
Monday - Thursday 10:00-7:00
Friday 10:00-6:00
Saturday 9:30-4:00
Sunday Closed

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Browns Guitar Factory
(651) 455-6379
7482 Concord Blvd
Inver Grove Heights, MN
Brown's Guitar Factory
(651) 455-6379
Inver Grove Hts, MN
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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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