Here are the method books, equipment, accessories, and courses I use and recommend.
Adult Piano Method Book
Adult Beginner Piano
Adult Beginner Piano Course
Kids Piano Method Books
Buy this AND the Piano Primer Book A. They go together.
Buy this AND the Piano Primer Book B. They go together.
Acoustic Guitar Method Books
Bass Guitar Method Books
Kids’ Bass Guitar Method
For kids 16 or so and under, or for folks for whom the amount of information on each page in the adult-learner book would seem/feel overwhelming. No shame in using a kid’s book. Whatever gets you going and KEEPS you going.
Adult/Older Youth Bass Guitar Method
Recommended for adults and for older youth with good reading comprehension and/or a very high level of motivation to learn bass.
Guitar Equipment and Accessories
Guitar, Bass (& other) Clip-on Tuner
Rugged. Easy to read. Won’t scratch your instrument. 1-year manufacturer’s guarantee.
I. Love. This. Metronome.
Loud (so helpful), adjustable volume (for when loud is too much), easy to understand and read adjustments & speed dial (tempo :-). Even helps you learn the Italian-language tempo markings in music. A bit pricey, but so well worth the cost. Mine has lasted for 20 years and it’s still, well, ticking. (Sorry, too punny.)
All the amplification a beginner needs for bass learning guitar. Note: you will also need a “patch cable” to use an amp.
This will get you started looking. Have fun!
This will get you started looking. There are straps for every personality and anatomical need.