In association with
Mr Paul Francis

Instruments: Electric & Upright Bass Guitar/Guitar Beginners only
Genre/Style(s): Rock Funk Jazz Pop World Music
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Remote and in person tuition on Electric & Upright Bass Guitar/Guitar Beginners only starting at 20.00ph

Paul has recorded, toured or appeared with the following bands/artists: Midge Ure, Paul Weller, The James Taylor Quartet, Galliano London Beat and Omar & Michelle Gayle Chris Farlowe,Maggie Bell, Ian Hunter & Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites) Bernie Marsden (White Snake) Stray Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) Ashley Slater,Carl Verhayen Guthrie Govern.

Teaching includes

Musicians Institute 1993-6.
Acm Guildford 1997-2012.
International Guitar Festival Bass Courses Bath Spa University 2004-07.

I have also taught for Access to music,Berkshire Music trust.
Grozjan Summer Music courses Croatia 2010-11
Southampton Solent University 2013-16
Acmr Bournemouth 2016-17
Bryanston Music Dept 2017-17

Paul’s tuition program consists of the following:

Knowledge of Instrument Bass guitar & Amplification Different models Guitar set up Pre amps E.Q Compression Valves Solid State etc

Looking at the Blues progression Using Simple I IV V progressions & ulitimately working toward dominant chords & their appropriate scales including more comlpex dominants e.g C7 C7#4 whole tone C7b9 Phrygian dominant diminished & Whole tone

Jazz studies Analysing Chord charts Jazz harmony Key & Tonal centres & altered Dominants II V 1’s b5 substitution Improvisation, chromatic approach notes synthetic & exotic Scales & arpeggios extended chords

Walking in 2 & 4 & Getting round the changes.Giant steps changes

Rhythm studies. We shall look at identifying specific rhythms styles that can be used when comping or visit blues progression Using Knowledge gained from earlier studies

Repertoire study Exploring different genres paying particular attention to the Technical (Plectrum fingers Thumb altered tuning Keyboard & synth emulation) & Musical aspects including (style sound chart navigation using a transcription & audio).

Fret board harmony Includes specific technical exercises for the Bass that are designed to help with your Knowledge of the fret board & build strength & dexterity, including Scales Triads arpeggio’s Chord analysis warm up & supportive finger exercises for left & right hand.

Practical Theory Develop an understanding of how music works in a practical way

Contact Paul

Address: Dorset
DT10 2JB
Phone: 01258 817441‬
Mobile: 07956424321

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