Beginning Bass Guitar with Bear Williams

About Beginning Bass Guitar with Bear Williams

Learn the ins and outs of Bass Guitar from Bear Williams AKA Larry Kimpel; a recognized professional with over 40+ years of experience at the highest levels of the music industry. Enrolled students will gain a working knowledge of the bass guitar and its history from invention to the present. Each week's class will build upon the last, eventually enabling the student to perform music alongside other musicians either in the garage, the basement, the club, or the concert stage with confidence and enjoyment. 

Class Goals

  • - Mastery of Basic Music Theory and Ear Training
  • - Mastery of Bass Fingering Shapes and Basic Rhythms
  • - Mastery of Bass Fingering Shapes and Basic Rhythms
  • - Mastery of Scales, Common Chord Progressions and how they relate to Popular Music

Age Range

All Ages

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Space is limited. Enroll now to reserve your spot.
Enroll in Beginning Bass Guitar with Bear Williams - July 30th Class - LESSONFEST now. Only 10 spots left.

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A preview session of this class will be offered on July 30 as part of LESSONFEST, our weeklong festival of free classes and activities.

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Weekly 30-min sessions on Fridays, at 3:30 pm ET | 12:30 pm PT | 19:30 UTC.
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Enrolled students receive lifetime access to the video recordings of the classes.

See the class schedule below.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM EDT
Beginning Bass Guitar with Bear Williams (with guest teacher Cole Porter)
Cole Porter

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Students Say

Angela H. on January 8, 2021

Bear Williams

Bear Williams

Bear Williams LOVES to teach and give back to the future generation of young up-and-coming bass players.  After graduating High School, the Chicago Native cut his teeth in the late 70's and 80's playing bass on songs by Gene Chandler, Jerry Butler, and others at Brunswick, and Chi-Sound Records. Then Bear made his way out to the west coast where he spent twenty-five years living and working in Los Angeles both in the studios and on the road with many of the world's favorite recording artists. He's played on over 400 CDs and still records music for well-known artists today. Bear has received numerous Awards for his creative work including the Keys to the cities of Philadelphia, Dallas, New O...

Cole Porter

Cole Porter



I am a professional guitarist with a degree in music from Western Kentucky University with an emphasis in classical guitar and jazz under Professor John Martin. I  have played guitar for 20 years in a variety of styles ranging from Classical, Blues, Rock, Metal, Fingerstyle, Pop, Country, Gospel, Contemperary and many others. I have been a studio session player and gigged regularly since starting. I studied under the phenomenal jazz-fusion/gypsy jazz guitarist Dani Rabin from the band Marbin and Kieran Johnston from the Scotland metal band Perpertua,  jazz improv under trumpeter Dr. Marshall Scott and from Grammy Award winner g...

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