The bass guitar is a relatively new instrument, which was developed in the 1930s as an alternative to the double bass (which was difficult to transport). Nearly all bass guitars are electric because they have a small sound box and so the sound always needs to be amplified anyway. The first bass guitar came onto the market in 1951, and the instrument soon became an essential element of the contemporary music scene. The low bass line forms the basis of most songs. The bass guitar can form a bridge between the rhythm of the drums and the chords of the piano and guitar, or is sometimes used as a solo instrument.
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Anyone can sign up for this private course, whether you are an absolute beginner or an experienced guitarist. These private lessons give you the chance to learn at your own pace and set your own challenges. The content of the course is adapted to your level and learning objectives. You could for example choose to focus on improving your technique, your ‘sound’ and rhythm, or your solfège and production. Practising on varying excersises and accompanying music will help you to achieve your musical objectives. You can also bring your own music to practise your preferred style. If you don’t have a preference, you will start by learning the basic skills, so that you can improvise to all music styles as an autonomous musician.
Erik graduated at Codarts Rotterdam. His major was bass guitar and he did a minor in song writing. Since his graduation he is working as a freelance bassist and plays in different formations and with various artists, both live and in the studio. Furthermore, he is working at several cultural education organizations.