Stay Home – Stay Safe – Play Bass

With the uncertainty of lockdowns, shutdowns and stay at home directives worldwide, now is a great time to learn or develop your music skills.

Learning a musical instrument can be not only rewarding but therapeutic.

Music is a healer and playing music can evoke truly magical feelings, even for absolute beginners.

The common problem everybody has when wanting to learn an instrument is finding the right information. While social media may seem the obvious place to look, it’s also quite possibly the worst place to start.

“The problem comes from not only the amount of information to sift through but also too much conflicting information…says Dave Steele of CrushingBass.com

Whilst knowing the “What” may be valid, it’s knowing the “How and Why” that is the missing link to being a great musician on any instrument.

Collecting random pieces on the internet is like collecting Baseball Cards. It won’t serve you over time, it won’t put you in the game.

You need a guided course to allow for a constant progression, otherwise you’re just playing pool on a table with no pockets.

Bass is cool. Bass is the glue that holds the whole thing together.”

Don’t make the mistake of thinking bass guitar is purely the domain of males. It is fast becoming a real “thing” for females too. There are many very famous female bass players eg Gail Ann Dorsey (David Bowie, Lenny Kravitz), Tal Walkenfeld (Jeff Beck), Esperanza Spalding, Tina Weymouth (Talking Heads) just to name a few.

Bass guitar is truly a great instrument to play and people love a great bass player. Learning is fun because it’s all about the groove. Everybody dances to the bass, even if they don’t know it. It’s also an instrument that lets you get started quickly and then you can take it as far as you want.

Sitting in the groove, playing along with your favourite songs, that sounds like real fun.

For a limited time CrushingBass.com are running a daily competition where you could win entry to the complete Level One Beginners Bass Course. So if learning bass is what you are thinking, head on over and enter. Remember, you have to be in it to win it.

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