The most important part of the band.
At Menai Guitar school we aim to provide the best tuition service in the Menai / Bangor / Illawong area. The Bass Guitar is one of the most important parts of any band. Along with the drums the Bass player creates the foundation that the other instruments work upon. Bass guitar is the engine of the music, the instrument that gives strength and power to the sound.
Understanding the role of this instrument and how it differs from the guitar is an important element in teaching this instrument effectively. The theory and musical concepts are very similar to guitar but the delivery and technique is very different.
My name is Andrew Morris and I am a Professional bass guitarist and Music Educator living in Sydney. I have a Bachelor of Music Performance and a Diploma of Education but I am still very much an avid student of all things music and I like nothing more than to share my love of music through performance and education.
I like to think of myself as an all-rounder in regard to musical styles and genres, but if I was to narrow my musical focus it would have to be on Jazz, Rock, Funk and west/south African musical styles.
I have performed and toured through-out Australia and abroad as well as being a regular performer on the Sydney live music scene. I have performed and continue to perform with such acts as Zale Seck (Canada, Senegal), Triplex, Matt Finish, Voli K, The Coconut Ruffs, Chris Gudu and Afro Pamoja(Zimbabwe), Afro Mbollo, Triplex, Echoes of Africa, amongst many other artists too numerous to list. I have also played and continue to play in many tribute bands covering artists such as Bob Marley, The Doors, Matchbox 20,Queen and Johnny Clegg.
I am a fluent music reader and I am definitely a teacher who stresses the importance of music reading and theory and its applications in the real world of playing and listening.
I welcome students of all levels and gigs of all styles so please do not hesitate to contact me in regard to either.
I am Looking forward to helping you bring your performance to a higher level.