Bass Guitar Lessons with Jerry Mark

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  • Fred S.

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    Have enjoyed our two lessons so far. Jerry is very knowledgeable and makes it fun and interesting. He's able to hold the attention of my 8 yr-old son (a total beginner) for the entire hour, and I get a lot of out of the instruction as well!

    May 7, 2017Verified
  • Pearce M.

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    About Jerry: Jerry knows bass. He knows technique, he knows theory, he knows gear, he knows music history (past and present). Most importantly, he knows how students learn bass and thus he is able to tell you what you need to know and what to practice in oder to improve. My Experience: Jerry immediately found the holes in my technique and gave me a few lessons in bass theory that I hadn't already figured out by trial-and-error and applying theory from other instruments. He gave me exercises to work on to improve my chops and get my playing to a higher technical level. He taught me about the intricacies of the bass instrument and the gear associated in creating bass tone. He gave me songs and bass players to listen to and play along to in order to get the basslines I wrote sounding more mature and appropriate for the style/genre of their songs. And all the while he would immerse me in the culture of bass. Turning me on to the history of the instrument, the evolution of how it has been played through the years, the different styles of playing and how they fit into each genre, and of course the great players of the past and present. His body of knowledge around bass is just staggering. About Me: I'd been playing bass for fun for about 10 years at jams and also for about 6 months in an americana band. I'm also a serious keys player and know my music theory solid. Then I started playing bass in a funk/soul band with more technical players and realized I needed to develop some serious chops to keep up. I chose Jerry because he wasn't a guitar-player teaching bass, he's a died-in-the-wool bass player who had been teaching for years. I wanted a specialist, not someone who was going to teach me basic theory.

      Nov 13, 2016Verified

    About this pro

    I offer private lessons on the four, five, or six-string electric bass or the acoustic bass guitar. Do you want to play bass in a band? Are you already in a band and want to play better? If you are a beginning through semi-pro player of any age who wants to get more from your music, let me give you a free lesson to show you how! I know you're out there; you know you need lessons to be a better bass player or even to start from scratch. Learn the right way. You'll be playing quicker and better before you know it. Take a leap into learning how to play the mighty, mighty bass or raising your playing to the next level. It doesn't matter if you've never played an instrument before, or if you've been plugging away for years, or maybe you've put the thing down for a few years and want to get back in the game. I've had decades of experience playing and teaching, and I can help. YOUR FIRST LESSON IS ALWAYS FREE! I offer: * Low-pressure; learn at your own pace * Convenient San Francisco location * Day and evening times available * Easy parking or public transportation * Affordable rates; monthly discount Decide that now is the time to get moving with your music. Contact me; you've got nothing to lose! Testimonial from a student: "Jerry is a great bass teacher, I would recommend him to anyone but especially to people like myself who started off self-taught and want to expand their skills. He shows his genuine love of the instrument as well as a love for all kinds of music, and combines the two while connecting the different aspects of bass playing. You get bass lessons AND a music appreciation course." -Xavior Breff, Dance Party Boys

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    14

    Location

    San Francisco, CA 94127

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      Q & A

      • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
        There are a few bass teachers around, and I urge you to look around. That's why I offer a free first lesson without any obligation. You can find out what lessons are like and even if you've never played before you can get a good sense of the work and the massive amount of joy that is the payoff!
      Coverage Area for Bass Guitar Lessons with Jerry Mark is about 30+ miles of San Francisco, CA.