Though the best of bass players have learnt playing bass guitar the hard way, through self teaching, there are also bass guitar lessons available online and through live tutorials. The choice of learning either through internet or live lessons depends on the time you can set apart to learning, the kind of money you can spare and the regularity with which you can attend the classes. Whatever the method you choose, with dedication and practice you can master the bass guitar.
Bass guitar is learnt by a number of people through self teaching. By studying books, looking at videos and with trial and error methods, you will produce the notes which are played to form songs. But this kind of self-learning process is not for everyone. There are people who require a more interactive teaching style so that they are on the accurate path as they learn how to play bass guitar.
There are students who would like to take live bass lessons from a tutor as this ensures one-on-one interaction between the teacher and the student. This kind of tutorial requires coordination in following schedules of lessons, so that you don’t miss classes, and ensure time is earmarked for practice when you come back from classes. Live tutorials can teach you how to press the strings to produce the notes. You will also be taught later to play songs, but this is a time consuming exercise, and it is the tutor’s speed you will be following. It is also an expensive way to learn because you have to pay for each and every class until the teacher tells you have learnt to play the bass guitar.
On the other hand, a popular method to learn to play bass guitar is through internet distance education. It is inexpensive when compared to live tutorials, even as you will learn through written and video lessons the correct way to hold the guitar and strum it pressing the strings in the right place to produce musical notes.
The popularity of this method of learning is growing because it has no guidelines to be followed while learning. You can follow your own schedule, as the internet is always open and lessons are available to you. No instructor will be present to direct you when to play or practice. Thus online bass lessons can be learnt by anyone, slowly or quickly as they desire.
Whatever the method of learning you choose, before any music is created, you have to learn the basics of bass guitar. First of all you should learn how to hold the instrument properly, how to strum the chords and the finger placements, before you can produce any tune or rhythm. The only way to learn is through your commitment and practice.