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Learn To Play Bass Guitar: 5 Top Reasons Every Student Should Try

Before I became a music teacher I had never even touched a bass guitar.  In week 1 of my first job I realised that I was going to need to step away from my woodwind comfort zone and understand how guitars actually work.  

In week 3 I played the very simple bass line (I'm talking 3 note sequence in semibreves simple) at a band rehearsal.  And it was great.  That exhilarating feeling of learning a new instrument came back to me all over again and it was a whole new way of visualising note relationships.  I even began to understand TAB.  

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I encourage all of my students to have a go at a bass guitar at least once and the majority love it.   And here's why I think it's a great thing to try.

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