When & Where

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Paul Westwood
  • Course Code W22JPMH06B
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

Suitable for bass players with some degree of experience, who wish to take their skills to a higher level and learn more advanced forms of technique, reading, improvising from chord symbols, rhythm and tempo, and performing in several contemporary styles.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Play grooves, riffs and improvisation in the styles of boogie-woogie, rock, blues, R and B and funk
  • Play a wider range of scales and arpeggios
  • Understand chord symbols and chord sequences
  • Apply chromatic movements, riffs and grooves more effectively
  • Play a variety of contrasting exercises in tempo
  • Read music and rhythm notation
  • Perform with confidence and skill


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Classes will be held at Morley College and are continuous over three terms. Each term is a separate course: Bass Guitar 2A (from September), Bass Guitar 2B (from January), Bass Guitar 2C (from April). The tutor provides handouts for each lesson and demonstrates current coursework, including any details about theory, harmony, rhythm, phrasing, and technique. Students are encouraged to perform each exercise, which the tutor accompanies on guitar, piano or with backing tracks. Play-along backing tracks are provided for homework and personal development. To ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, feedback, advice, and Q&A sessions are conducted in a constructive and supportive environment.

    Entry requirements

    Students who have attended Bass Guitar 1 course, or who have had some previous experience of the bass guitar.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    The first lesson begins with important basics that gradually build throughout the term. Regular practice between lessons is essential for ongoing progress.

    What you need

    Your bass guitar and a pen or pencil.

    What you can do next

    Morley College course Bass Guitar 2C.