Where: USF Verftet, 3rd floor (next to the AKKS office)
Course duration: 10 hours
Level 1: 5:00 pm  – 7:00 pm
Level 2: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Start date: Tuesday, November 5th 2019
Sign up for the November course here!

The bass player ties together the melody and the rhythm in the band, whether it’s pop, rock, metal, jazz or hip hop.

At the beginner’s course, you get an introduction to basic bass playing; you practice different techniques, scales and basslines, as well as playing simple songs.

At the advanced course, you learn more advanced techniques and styles, improvising and you play more challenging songs. You also get to try out slapping and popping. We recommend you complete two beginner’s courses before you enrol in this course.

Our courses are largely tailored to the skills of the participants. The courses are originally in Norwegian but can be adapted to accommodate the English speaking students.

All our courses focus on the joy of playing music, as well as mastering the instrument on every step of the way. The courses are usually in small groups consisting of 3 to 5 participants.

Info about the course

  • Bring your own bass, jack cable and tuner. Amps are available at the course.
  • You can also rent a bass if you do not have one yourself. The rent is 200 kr for 5 weeks.
  • Each course consists of groups of no more than 5 participants.
  • The course period is 5 weeks, with each session lasting 2 hours (including break time)

Course fees autumn 2019

  • kr. 1240*,- 25 years or younger/student
  • kr. 1440*,- 26 years or older
    *includes an AKKS-membership. if you’re already a member the membership fee is subtracted from the course fee
  • kr. 2500,- if you do not wish to become a member


About the instructor

Nora Tårnesvik is the bassist in Strange Hellos, John Olav Nilsen & Nordsjøen and Living. She recently launched her solo career, Nora Lovise. Nora studied music at Kongsbakken Upper Secondary School and jazz studies at Trøndertun People’s College. Nora offers lessons within a wide range of genres and has a lot of experience, as she has been an instructor at AKKS for several years.





Music should be available to everyone

Your personal economy shouldn’t be a barrier if you want to participate in music activities. If you’re under 18 you or your parents/legal guardians can apply to get reduces fees or the fee completely covered by us. If you’re a holder of Aktivitetskortet (The Activity Card from Bergen Kommune), you can use it here.

To make use of this offer, please check the boxes that apply in the application form. If you have any enquiries, please contact our general manager via The offer is supported and funded by Bufdir.

Are you unsure of your skill level, or have any other enquiries?
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