“The bass player's function, along with the drums, is to be the engine that drives the car... everything else is merely colours.” - Suzi Quatro

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Our team at Progress provide the highest level of professional Bass Guitar tuition. All lessons are conducted in one of our purpose built private studios on a 1-2-1 basis.

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All lessons are completely personalised and tailored to that particular student's learning style, musical preference and goals. Whether you're a complete beginner or you're going for that big audition, we can work with you.

As Progress is Birmingham's only Trinity Rock and Pop exam venue, then you can choose to work toward one of the official exam grades and take the exam right here! Grade books are available from Progress for customers. Not everyone chooses grades though, so we will work with you generally to achieve your goals in whichever way you like. Lessons will include a certain amount of musical theory and note reading too but again this can be adjusted to suit.

All styles and conceptual aspects are covered from beginner to advanced and include the following:
Musicianship • playing in all different styles • Groove identification • Funk Playing • Foundations • Groove playing • All aspects of theory • technique • advanced rock techniques • Notation • Improvisation • Sight Reading • Chart Reading • Tone and FX • Recording techniques • Jazz • Funk • Rock • Classical • Pop • Hip Hop • Confidence and live performance • Slapping • Harmonising • Time signatures and much, much more.

Your progress will be constantly monitored by your tutor and Progress Music Academy and will be adjusted and tweaked along the way to tailor you with the most appropriate learning pattern.

All equipment will be provided by Progress Music Academy, although Bassists are usually expected to bring their own Bass Guitars. We can provide a Bass Guitar for you with prior notice.

A specially designed syllabus is available for younger students and children to help get them started!!

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