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Bass guitar lessons (finger work, picking, rhythm)

Bass guitar technique – From scales, chords, arpeggios, sight-reading to fingerings, fingering/picking methods, speed, and accuracy.

Groove – What makes a groove feel good and steady?

Rhythm – Timing precision/freedom, polyrhythms, odd meters, and coordination.

Improvisation – How to improvise melodically over different chord schemes but also broader aspects such as building and breaking tension waves and telling an artistic story.

Song Learning - Just learn how to play your favorite song and jam with your favorite bands

Location

At student's location: Around The Hague, Netherlands
Online via webcam
At teacher's location: 2593 TZ The Hague, Netherlands

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Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
60 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Greek

About Me

Nikos is a guitar player born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1991. He started with guitar around the age of 16 and was mostly self-taught at that time. He initially surrounded himself with rock/metal music, built his own band while composing his own songs and eventually started performing in Rock clubs and festivals around the island.
Gradually the musical search moved into jazz and the improvisational aspect of music. In 2013 he enrolled himself in ArtEZ University of the Arts Arnhem where he obtained his Bachelor degree in Jazz & Pop Guitar Performance.
Through this time, besides leading his own groups with original compositions, being a side-man for various projects within jazz, pop and free improvised music he has also performed for dance, film and art productions in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands.
After completing his Master’s degree on Jazz guitar at Codarts Rotterdam, he continues to compose new material and develop further in his musical journey with various band formations through genres like jazz, blues, rock, funk, pop, latin, free-impro and electronic music.

Lessons can be provide through Skype/Zoom/Facetime and other online platforms.

Education

Masters degree in Guitar Jazz Performance at Codarts Rotterdam University of the Arts
Bachelor degree in Jazz and Pop Guitar Performance at ArtEZ University of the Arts

Experience / Qualifications

Nikos has been professionally teaching since 2013 in many different situations and has been able to carry musical concepts in all age groups.

Reviews (1)

Great teacher! Knowledgable, interesting, and… patient lol!
Understanding how music theory works through scale and chords. Using examples from Classical to Pop and Jazz music to learn how to use harmony in a functional but yet free and creative way. Eventually, we can write our own material together.
Learn scales and chords positions that will give you the freedom to move on the instrument as you please. Find out how to figure out your favourite songs and play along with your favourite records. Listening is a very important part of music that can help you be the player you want to be.
Guitar Technique – From scales, chords, arpeggios, sight-reading to fingerings, picking/plugging methods, speed, and accuracy. Rhythm – Timing precision/freedom, polyrhythms, odd meters, and coordination. Theory, Harmony, and Composition – Using examples from Classical to Pop and Jazz music to learn how to use harmony in a functional but yet free and creative way. Improvisation – How to improvise melodically over different chord schemes but also broader aspects such as building and breaking tension waves and telling an artistic story. Song Learning - Just learn how to play your favorite song and jam with your favorite bands.

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