A Complete Beginners Guide to Learn the Electric Bass









by Shalini Mohan

20 Years Experience

She has a diploma with distinction from the London College of Music for Popular Vocals.

US $24 per class |

for 1-on-1, 45 mins class

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Instruction Language

: English

Course Summary

This course is ideal for anyone who wants to learn the Electric Bass from the basics. This is an online 1-on-1 Electric Bass course that takes place in weekly 45-minute sessions over the duration of 10 weeks. Students can continue taking the course longer than 10-weeks, based on their goals and requirements. The course will cover all the basics and essentials that will become a solid foundation to next level courses on the same topic.

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Shalini Mohan

Shalini Mohan

Experience: 20 Years

From: India

  • Teacher Skill Keywords

    Teacher Skill Keywords

    Guitar, Electric Bass
  • Education


    Popular Vocals (Diploma) from London College of Music

    Music Theory from ABRSM

    Telecommunications from BMS College of Engineering

    LKG to 12th from Bishop Cotton Girls School

  • Work Details

    Work Details

    Teacher For Electric Bass, Music Theory, Ear Training - Artista Academy of Music

    Teacher and Lesson Designer - Rainbow Bridge

About the Course

This 1-on-1 online live course is for all beginners who aspire to take their first step in the world of Electric Bass. This course will begin with an overview of instrument anatomy wherein the instructor Shalini Mohan will help her students know the instrument, get comfortable with it, identifying each part and its importance. The course then progresses to musical notes and identifying them on the fretboard. Once these basics are mastered, the students will learn the basics of music theory including classification of time, pitch, and note values, a basic level of left/right hand rudimentaries and exercises, and left/right hand techniques. 

Further, this course will cover more foundational information such as students will learn about scales (theory and practical use) and ear training.  Finally, instructor Shalini will guide individuals in learning how to play simple songs on the Bass and how to compose interesting basslines. The student's choice of simple songs and the student's comfort zone will be considered by the instructor.

About the Instructor: Bangalore based musician Shalini Mohan began her musical journey studying the piano until her passion for music drove her to the bass guitar as well as playing the trumpet. She was awarded a diploma from the London College of Music with a distinction in Popular Vocals along with other high achiever awards in her other courses during her studies. Shalini is also the grand daughter of T. R. Mahalingam, the extremely well known Carnatic flutist, and has played many Carnatic concerts as a bassist.


Known for being an incredibly versatile performer and session musician, Shalini is highly adept in many styles, including Carnatic Fusion, Funk, Jazz, and Progressive Music. She has had an incredibly varied and exciting career in music, having been part of many different bands. She is currently the bassist and singer of the pop-rock band “Ginny & the Bottle”, part of “St.” the international Carnatic fusion band, Bangalore collective “Moksha All-Stars” and Hindustani jazz project known as “Projekt Maya”. She has also performed with acoustic folk-band “Allegro Fudge” and is a core member of “Lagori”, a folk-rock band from Bangalore.


Shalini also has over 55K+ followers across her social media channels and an incredible 2 million views on her YouTube channel.

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Available For All Age-Groups

Available For All Age-Groups

12 Online live sessions completed

12 Online live sessions completed

Our teachers recommend customized classes for an effective learning experience. Here's why!

Every individual

  • Has a unique learning style

  • Is at a different learning stage

  • Has different posture and instrument holding style

  • Has different mind-hand coordination

  • Has a different understanding of rhythm and melody

  • And a different GOAL!

What you get?

World-class  masters as  teachers

World-class masters as teachers

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Personalized & Interactive 1-on-1 classes

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Course studio that amplifies passion learning

Access to  global creative community

Access to global creative community

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a  time

Pay as you go - 2 classes at a time

Milestone-based learning for best results

Milestone-based learning for best results

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