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

 

2017 Instructors
more announced soon.

Banjo

Bill Evans

Tony Trischka

Gerald Jones

Alan Tompkins


Guitar

Robert Bowlin

Dix Bruce

Tim May



Mandolin

Paul Glasse

Dix Bruce

Gerald Jones

TBA


Fiddle

Gretchen Priest

Robert Bowlin

TBA

Dobro

TBA


Finger Style Guitar

Sam Swank


Clawhammer Banjo

Lee Thomas

O.J.Laier


Bass

Irl Hees


Songwriting/Guitar

Wil Maring