My daughter won an Ibanez bass in some online drawing and asked me to teach her how to play it. I am not qualified to teach bass, but I feel obligated to help her get started. She’s coming over to my house tomorrow and I have designed a 3-part curriculum for her:
Part one: I will show her some of the basics such as how to hold the bass, how to pluck, how to fret and where to set her beer while she’s practicing. This should take about 20 minutes.
Part two: I will fire up the big screen tv and chromecast the B2B course, starting from the very first lesson. This will give her a taste of how to learn the bass from a real master, @JoshFossgreen .
Part three: I will show her how to sign up for the B2B course.
I too may have a young paduan - I’m lending a friend’s daughter my Ibanez and amp to try and wean her off guitar playing. In return I’m borrowing her acoustic guitar, covered with boy band stickers. Hopefully I can get her into some good habits but probably not the beer
That’s awesome. What I usually like to do is find out a collection of songs she/ he likes. Usually, unless they are a big Rush or king crimson fan, I could usually find a simple song to teach them in the first lesson.
A quick show of where the notes are and dive right into the song section breakdown is the fastest way to get over the jitters and the nerves.