Do you live near Malmö and want to learn how to play bass? 

Have you had dreams of learning to play bass but never taken the first step? Or maybe you're already playing but need help taking it to the next level? Malmö Musikskola now offers basic lessons in electric bass where you get the opportunity to delve into everything the instrument has to offer. Our teachers have a great breadth of genre and want to take advantage of your goals and desires about what you want to get out of your game. You will receive individual teaching with personal supervision and a great space to express your own creativity!

Looking for a basic teacher or lessons in Malmö?

During your basic lessons at Malmö Music School, we will work with:

  • Instrument knowledge: You will learn the basic knowledge about string names, how to correct the bass and how the volume and tone dials work.
  • Note reading: To help you orient yourself through a note image, we will go through all the tone names and where these are located on the base's grip board. You will then get to practice your note reading through various exercises.
  • Tabulature: In many cases, it is difficult to find notes for music in e.g. rock and pop. Then it can be good to also be able to read tabs or tabs. Here you will learn how these work and practice playing after them.
  • Rhythms: We will work with all the sheet music values and you will get to practice playing different rhythms as well as beat species.
  • Scales: Here we work with different scales and how they can be used to play fills or solo, for example.
  • Chords: During the basic lessons we will work on how you can play different chords on an electric basis. This is done mainly through arpeggios which involves breaking up the chords and playing them tone by tone.
  • Hearing: You will work with your basic teacher to develop your response and try to plank different songs and bass lines. This will be done both with the help of your electric bass and singing.
  • Technology: Here we work with technology, both in the left and right hand. We will go through alternate plucking, raking, slap, pick and hammer ons/pull offs.
  • Improvisation: We will go through how you can use your knowledge of scales chords and rhythms to improvise.
  • Play songs: Of course, we will try to incorporate songplay into much of the teaching.
  • Write custom baselines: You will learn and practice writing your own baselines to different types of music.
  • Heating and ergonomics: To avoid damage, we will review how you should sit and keep your electric base as ergonomic as possible. In addition to this, you will also learn different warm-up exercises.


Our basic lessons are held on Sundays and Mondays. After your order, you will contact us at Malmö Music School and in connection with our basic teachers we will find a time that suits you.

Length of course

Full year: 40 sessions of 30/45/60 min, with the possibility to take up to 6 lessons (reserve lessons/flex)

Autumn or spring term: 17 sessions of 30/45/60 min, with the possibility of making up 1 lesson

Summer course: 6 sessions of 30/45/60 min

There is a possibility of a short trial course of 8 sessions of 30/45/60 min. These start regularly during the semester, contact us for more information. Our full year and full term courses have discounted prices.

Autumn term 2021 starts week 34, Spring term 2022 starts week 3. Summer courses are scheduled between June and August in consultation with the school.

The prices for the basic lessons at Malmö Musikskola can be seen on our order page.

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