BASS LESSONS

Dominic accepts a limited number of private students at his teaching studio in the Warragul VIC area for one-to-one study only, allowing students to improve their playing.

“I wasn’t originally a bass player. I just found out I was needed, because everyone wants to play guitar.” Tina Weymouth (bassist from ‘Talking Heads’)

TECHNIQUE

I have various exercises and daily practice methods which will help to improve both left and right hand dexterity, this, coupled with theory/fret board knowledge will soon get you on the right track.

I can show you how to get the most from the instrument and give you a good ‘well-rounded’ understanding of the bass. My lessons are tailored to the students’ needs and musical preferences, coupled with the material found in my book ‘Secrets of a professional bass player’ .


STYLES

I was first inspired to play the bass after listening to the melodic bass lines of Paul McCartney, especially the Beatles ‘Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album.

The bassist James Jamerson is also a personal favourite of mine, and his bass work for artistes such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and The Temptations has influenced my bass playing a great deal (as have players such as Pino Palladino, John Entwhistle, Flea, Jaco and Stanley Clarke, and many more). I’m open to teaching many styles including; Rock, Funk, Jazz, Metal, Reggae and Latin.


MUSICIANSHIP

Creating bass lines for song writers ideas, playing with a folk group, preparing for a sight reading gig, playing with a rockband, playing with a jazz band, fusion, swing, session work?..

I can pass on first hand experience of all these things. Other topics in this category include; Time keeping, grooving and improvising over a chord chart. Also, industry, professionalism and advice on how to earn a living from music.