The bass guitar is a stringed instrument (usually four-string) used in many forms of modern non-classical music. The tuning is standard ’E – ‘A – D – G; like a double bass and similar to the lowest four strings of a guitar, but an octave lower. Usually a bass guitar is made with frets, although fretless bass guitars also exist.

Most bass guitars are electric or semi-acoustic, but acoustic bass guitars have also been made. The acoustic bass guitar cannot really be used without amplification and is usually used in acoustic ensembles such as mariachi orchestras (where a gitarron (mexicano), a very large six-string acoustic bass guitar with a very large sound box, is usually used). The sound is more like that of a double bass played pizzicato.

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Trial lessons

The first lesson is always a trial lesson. If the pupil doesn’t continue with the lessons, this is free of charge. If the pupil continues the lessons, the trial lesson is the first lesson on the invoice.
You can also decide to follow 4 trial lessons. These lessons will be invoiced plus €25 administration costs. If the student continues for the entire season after the 4 trial lessons, the costs of the trial lessons will be included in the (first) invoice for the tuition fee. For more information, please see our rates and general rules and conditions.

Lesson details

Age: from 7 years (younger in consultation)

Lesson duration: 20, 25 or 30 minutes, once every 2 weeks, in consultation with the teacher

Lesson day(s): Wednesday

To buy: To be discussed


Hugo Zuiker

Hugo Zuiker