People have been going to music festivals for over 50 years. Woodstock was one of the most popular festivals of all time—so popular in fact that they tried to reboot it in the late 90s.
The problem with most music festivals, however, is that they end up leaving the environment in worse shape than when they found it. Music festivals should be about community, fellowship, and of course music, but it shouldn’t come at the expense of the environment and the wildlife around us.
Bass Music Festival Wants to Change it Up
Thankfully, a group of bass music players are looking to revamp the way we think of modern festivals. No longer will they look like an abandoned trash heap when concertgoers leave, but they will actually be left in a better place.
The collective of bass musicians and teachers are partnering up to put on a festival that will not only be the premier event of the season but also be one that educates and informs all attendees.
These bassists hope to do so in a few different ways. First off, as part of your ticket stub, you will be required to pick up at least 10 objects of recyclable material each time you leave the festival premises. This will greatly reduce the amount of litter and it will increase the amount of recycled material coming out of the concert.
A major problem that many festivals face is that even if people don’t outright leave their trash on the ground that they will put recyclable materials in the trash, so that those materials never actually get a chance to be recycled.
This plan will greatly reduce this risk.
The second major part of the green initiative is the planting of trees and other shrubbery. People are given a package of seeds as they walk in the venue and they are required to plant at least 10 seeds in the designated planting area. This will help decrease the carbon footprint of the event and if the collective’s projections hold true, it will actually cause the event to be completely carbon neutral.
Education of Bass Guitar and Lessons
Lest you think that this festival is only a green imitative, it is not. It will also be used as an avenue for bass guitar transcribers to connect with new students and teach the basics of bass guitar. The problem that many students find themselves in is that they aren’t exactly sure where to turn to find a qualified bass guitar teacher, but if they have a huge selection of them right in front of them, it greatly increases their odds of becoming a musician themselves.
The teachers will be offering complimentary 15-minute lessons and will fall into two primary camps: beginner and intermediate.
If you opt into the beginner lesson, you will take a look at the basic bass books chord charts that are the foundation of the instrument. You don’t necessarily need to know any music theory to benefit from this lesson, which is why it is in the beginner class.
If you opt into the intermediate class, you will take a look at major and minor bass scales, which are a little bit more technical and require a bit of formal music knowledge.
All of the proceeds of the event will be donated to the State Parks Service to help preserve and protect our National Parks.
We are really looking forward to the event, and if you know anyone who has ever wanted to learn the bass guitar or bass guitar notation, be sure to invite them to come along.