Bass Guitar Lessons in Contemporary Styles

Get a firm understanding on playing techniques required to be able confidently perform songs in various contemporary styles. Our bass teachers provide lessons which are presented in a step by step approach so that you are able to grow in confidence as you apply basic building blocks to eventually create and confidently perform your own song arrangements. By drawing upon our study of various style our aim is to make sure you no longer remain unsure about what to play when being creative in the  songwriting process.

Bass Guitar Lessons Contemporary Styles


Pat Lajoie: RGT registered guitar tutor

Learn bass guitar with Pat Lajoie, founder and owner of Guitar Explorations. Pat is a registered guitar tutor at London College of Music. Pat is a very experienced musician, producer, composer and educator. He has worked extensively in Australia and internationally. When studying with Pat, you can expect a systematic approach to mastering music theory and how it’s completely applied to the bass guitar.

Recognition for your Learning

As mentioned above Pat Lajoie is a RGT@LCM registered guitar tutor. This means he is able to guide you towards developing the necessary understanding and skillsets required in order to attain an internationally recognised Music Performance qualification through the London College of Music or through the CPM Guitar AMEB system.

RGT@LCM organises internationally recognised exams in electric guitar, rock, acoustic, jazz, classical and bass guitar, from total beginner to Diploma.

Music performance examinations are managed by London College of Music (one of the world’s most respected music exam boards) and certificated by the University of West London.

From Grade One onwards, graded and diploma exams are regulated by Ofqual, with UCAS points available for grades 6-8.

Develop Essential Musicianship Skills utilizing a Systematic Approach.

Master Harmony, Scales and Modes, Arpeggios, Intervals and more

Have fun learning and creating your music by applying music theory covered in lessons. These are the same skills professional musicians use everyday.

Learn the essential elements and styles of contemporary music, including,

  • Jazz
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Soul
  • Contemporary Pop
  • Adult Contemporary
  • Rock
  • Blues
  • Hip Hop

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