Double Bass & Bass Guitar Lessons In Cincinnati
Learn to Play the Bass Guitar or Double Bass
Whether you are a musical beginner who would like to start learning music on a fun instrument or an experienced musician looking for a new challenge, our conservatory trained and experienced bass teachers will guide you to success with private Cincinnati bass lessons. Both the Bass Guitar and Double Bass are used to produce the lowest string sounds in the arrangement.
Toedtman School of Music’s bass guitar teacher, John C. Toedtman, is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of Music and has played professionally in many bands for years as well as being an excellent teacher. He commands a depth of knowledge about the Double Bass and Bass Guitar but most importantly about music theory and note reading. These skills enable him to guide the student through a successful learning process, resulting in many hours of enjoyment with music.
Come in for a free introductory music lesson to experience the best Bass instruction in Cincinnati.
Double Bass / Bass Guitar the Instruments
The double bass, also called the string bass, upright bass or contrabass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. The double bass is a member of the string section of the symphony orchestra and smaller string ensembles in classical music. It is also used in other genres such as Jazz, 1950s-style blues and rock and roll, traditional country music, bluegrass, tango and folk music.
The double bass can be played either by using a bow or by plucking the strings. The approach to playing the double bass is most often determined by the genres of music. Orchestral, classic and jazz tend to be played with the bow, while in country, blues and rock and roll the bass is often plucked.
Since the 1950s, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in therhythm section. While the types of basslines performed by the bassist vary widely from one style of music to another, the bassist fulfills a similar role in most types of music: anchoring the harmonic framework and laying down the beat. The bass guitar is used in many styles of music including rock, metal, pop, punk rock, country, blues, and jazz. It is used as a soloing instrument in jazz, fusion, Latin, funk, and in some rock and metal styles.
Our Cincinnati Bass Instructor
We offer bass lessons and double bass lessons from an accomplished Bass player and instructor. John has experience with Bass Guitar and Double Bass. He can instruct on these instruments in various genres of music from Classical to Rock. Learn about our bass instructor: