Bass Classes

Irl Hees - Bass

It’s all about the bass, and for good reason. Without a bass you really don’t have a band. Back by popular demand! Irl, and his toothpick, is a good natured force of nature on the instrument and a great teacher to boot.

Bass classes will feature a variety of aspects of
playing, including:

  • Knowing your bass and basic set up, pick ups, mics etc.
  • Tuning & tuners
  • Left and right hand technique
  • Intonation and good tone production
  • Good timing and using a metronome
  • Basic 1/5 patterns
  • Nashville number system
  • Walking to changes/bass runs
  • Scales and how to use them
  • Leading tones/passing notes
  • Different time signatures (e.g. 3/4)
  • How to fit in the group: the bass player role

 

2016 Teachers

Banjo

Tony Trischka

Gerald Jones

Alan Tompkins

Guitar

Jim Hurst

Dix Bruce

Tim May

Mandolin

Dix Bruce

Nate Lee

Fiddle

Gretchen Priest

Nate Lee

Dobro


Finger Style Guitar

Dave Hamburger

Sam Swank

Clawhammer Banjo

Lee Thomas

O.J.Laier

Bass

Irl Hees