When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Course Code W23JPMH01C
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

For players with two terms' experience: further develop your bass playing technique, reading and improvising from chord symbols, understanding of rhythm and tempo, and how to perform with other musicians in contemporary styles.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • play a variety of scales and arpeggios
  • understand basic chord symbols in a chord sequence
  • perform exercises in tempo
  • improvise bass guitar accompaniment to a chord sequence in a variety of contemporary styles
  • have a better understanding and knowledge of the role of a bass player


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Students are given handouts for each lesson., The tutor explains and demonstrates examples so that students can copy or develop ideas., The tutor accompanies on bass guitar or piano so that students develop a sense of performance. , Theory of music, phrasing, harmony, rhythm and technique is applied in a practical way., Students are given a pre-recorded CD for practice at home.

    Entry requirements

    No previous experience of the bass guitar is necessary., Students should own a bass guitar., Students will be working with electronic amplifiers provided by the college, and will be instructed how to work this equipment safely to avoid health risks.Online enrolment on term 3 of this course is only available to those enrolled in the previous term. If you are a current student you will have received an email alerting you to this. If you are new to this course please select 'Ask a Question' and the curriculum department will contact you.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Due to the nature of the instruments/content of the course you might be exposed to high volume levels. We strongly encourage everyone to bring a pair of ear plugs to every lesson.

    What you need

    Your bass guitar, a small amplifier if possible, and a pen or pencil.

    What you can do next

    Morley College course Bass Guitar 2.