As a part of your ongoing “How Music Can Help” campaign, today I want to write about the bass guitar and how it influences music and musicians across the globe.
The bass guitar, much like the guitar, is an extremely approachable instrument that many kids learn in high school and have a blast playing around on.
But, there are a lot of people who want to learn an instrument like the bass guitar, but there aren’t exactly sure where they should start and they don’t have enough money to buy lessons or transcriptions.
How can the bass guitar help these people?
Bass Music Comes Into the 21st Century
Welcome to the information age. There has never been a time in history where information on learning an instrument is more readily available.
Let’s take a look at just a few of the many extremely affordable way to learn bass guitar.
Buy a Bass Music Book
Now, there have been bass music books for a long time, but the problem was, kids who wanted to learn an instrument didn’t always know where to find them of where to get reliable information about them.
Now, thanks to the Internet, we literally have entire websites dedicated solely to bass music books online. They have sheet music and transcriptions from famous musicians, bands, artists, how-to books, and just about anything else you could possibly need to learn on a bas guitar.
Contrary to popular belief, YouTube isn’t just a place to watch Taylor Swift and cat videos. There are hundreds of learning channels on there dedicated to teaching people all kinds of things—for free.
These range from chemistry to English, from building guitars to playing them, and just about anything else you can imagine.
This gives you a more personal feel in your instruction, and if you can’t afford to take personal lessons in your area, you can always check out what kind of free lessons are on YouTube.
Online Bass Guitar Lessons
Lastly, there are sites that do offer bass lessons for a small fee. These aren’t free like the YouTube classes, but they usually are a little more in depth, and offer some better tips to keep things going.
The important takeaway point is that anyone can learn the instrument of their choosing, and they don’t need to compromise or have their dreams fall flat from a lack of instruction or a lack of funds.
With the Internet, it has never been easier to get the information for learning musical instruments in the fingers of those looking to learn them.
It just comes down to getting this knowledge in the minds of those students. Make sure they are aware that these possibilities exist and that there are entire websites dedicated to helping out people like them.
With just a little bit of effort, we can change the world and get each and every child playing and instrument and loving music for all of the benefits that it bestows upon society.
Help us out by spreading the word, and share this post and encourage someone you know to pick up a bass guitar.