Approaching Bass From A Guitarist’s Point Of View
Here’s an interesting post from Phil Court about some of the differences that guitarists who take up bass have to wrap their heads around to really play bass, and not just play guitar on another instrument. Its a nice companion piece to How NOT to Play Bass like a Guitar Player Playing Bass that I found back in December, 2011.
One thing that really gets to me, well two things actually.
1. Guitarists who say they play bass but end up playing guitar like things on bass
2. Guitarists who believe bass is a whole lot easier than guitar and that bass players are failed guitarists.
Some bass playing guitarists are great but some just regurgitate all their guitar licks onto bass. A bad thing? Most of the time. Bass can be a hard instrument to master. but I would say for the most part bass lines are normally simplified root note progressions, but some are pretty tasty!
So you play guitar, but fancy some of the low-end? Perhaps you want to record some bass in your tracks yourself etc.
This post I will run down a few tips, these aren’t set in stone and are totally my opinion.
Pick Vs Fingers
Most guitar players use a pick and a…
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