Guitar and Bass Lessons

How is our approach to teaching guitar and bass so much different from our competition? You’ve probably seen it dozens of times.

How is our approach to teaching guitar and bass so much different from our competition? You’ve probably seen it dozens of times. Music schools showing their instructors playing sweep arpeggios, blazing through major scales and tapping like Eddie Van Halen. Cool right? Well, yeah, if you already know how to do that. But then it gets better…The instructor in the video shows you the notes he (or she) is playing in slow motion. After an hour or so you finally get this awesome part down. Now what? You go to rehearsal with your band and you say; “Hey guys, look what I can do! I just learned this from my guitar teacher. He even has a Youtube channel with these really awesome guitar riffs. You should have a look”. So your bass player, rhythm guitar player and piano player ask; “That is great…let’s put that in our new song! What key is it in? What chords should we play in the background?” And your response; “Hmmmm good question…there was no mention of that in any of the lessons I took!”

So what good is any of that without understanding music? If you are not taught what to play over, who will you play with? Fortunately that’s what we do best at the Staten Island School of Rock. We teach you how to play all of those cool riffs in addition to the rhythm tracks that will support your soloing.

After all, how many songs have a 5 minute guitar solo? Not many. Isn’t it best to know what to play when you aren’t playing lead guitar? We offer some pretty cool backing tracks when we teach those cool sweep arpeggios and those blazing major scales. This way you get to hear what you will sound like when playing with your band! Make sense? We think it does! And as a bonus we can email you those backing tracks so you can practice your lesson all week! You see, your lesson doesn’t end at the end of your half hour or hour, it just begins.