Bass guitar (53)

1 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-17 00:00 ID:DiZhVrE6

I want to learn bass guitar for my girlfriend. I already play guitar.

How hard to play is bass? im fully commited to give it my best try, i really want to learn.

2 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-17 22:58 ID:+gndPs4N

my boyfriend plays both. He said bass isn't as hard as e-guitar. :)

3 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-17 23:52 ID:xXuKrDhR

if you can play guitar, bass should be easy.

4 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-19 01:14 ID:DiZhVrE6

I TRY to play guitar, thats the difference. I've been playing for afew months, nothing great but nothing bad, im leanring at a decent pace.

OP here

5 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-19 21:13 ID:6hswvX2R

I'm trying to learn guitar.

Personally, I think bass should be hella easy once you know regular guitar. Maybe different spacing.

6 Name: Oily Skin : 2006-12-27 13:28 ID:X11uP5QJ

every instrument is easy to play but it's hard to master. Dont aim to the best in the world play becouse it's fun and it will come by it self :)

Good luck!

7 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2006-12-29 22:42 ID:Q6khB5kK

>>6 Yeah thats the idea. I want to learn for the fun and simply so i can sit on the beach and play. (acustic guitar that is)

Bass looks so funky with the slapping/popping, i'd love to 'get da funk down' or some popular in term.

8 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-01-12 03:20 ID:Heaven

Yeah, bass is much easier to learn then guitar. Just need really butch fingers coz of the really thick strings.

You probably already know this but the bass is more about rhythm then melody. So try not to go all crazy on the bass.

9 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-01-15 04:54 ID:VfrCsN95

bass is easier to learn than guitar, but more difficult to master

10 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-01-31 20:02 ID:7lh/rfHR

Seconded, my fingers hurt like hell when I play for any long period of time. Going from bass to guitar, the difference in strings makes it feel like you are playing the freaking air.

11 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-11 09:28 ID:VwLJoRWs

>>10 Mmmn but it does help create those callouses, yes?

I need to practice again. sighs

Oh, and: Sean Yseult for the win!

She be my idol. sniffles and tears

12 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-03-20 00:14 ID:VPHtGlwH

If you're a decent guitar player, you'll have a pretty good sense of where to "find the notes" on a bass. Playing bass also gives you a generally better sense of where the scales and intervals are on a guitar, and it makes you more conscious of the bass notes in your guitar chords. It's worth it to play both, I think. Plus, bass is generally less complicated. Less pedals and knobs and cords (and chords) and buttons...simpler, and fun to play.

13 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-05 22:52 ID:AAAXGt2R


> Less pedals and knobs and cords (and chords) and buttons...

You should see my pedalboard...

I've played both, now playing bass exclusively, and I'd say that bass is harder to play well.

14 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-07 22:48 ID:RgvnEev5

I've been playing bass for a couple of months now but there's a problem that pops up every now and again.

When I try to play on the E-string, sometimes there will be a buzz which I can hear when my amp is turned down.

Could somebody please tell me how to stop the buzzing?

I'm playing finger style and just teaching myself at this stage. I'm hoping to go for lessons later down the track.

15 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-04-09 11:43 ID:AAAXGt2R

If you can't hear it through the amp, that sounds like some loose part resonating somewhere. Try fastening every single screw in your bass.

16 Name: AK : 2007-04-17 06:39 ID:7+p1d3Lp

"my boyfriend plays both. He said bass isn't as hard as e-guitar. :)"

That would be true only if you're playing the typical MTV stuff, with single notes being played repeatedly, and endlessly, over a four-chord progression. Try listening to other stuff; e.g. Jaco Pastorius, John Patitucci, Billy Sheehan, Marcus Miller, etc. or the old school jazz greats, and you'll discover that the bass is not really a "simple" instrument -- it's just as difficult as any other instrument, and just as lovely, so long as you put practice into playing it.

I personally play the guitar. I've been at at it for about 6 years, and I tackle lead guitar stuff usually. I play metal (In Flames, Children of Bodom, old Metallica, etc.) and jazz (though I'm still trying to, because improvising's pretty difficult; I like Frank Gambale, Greg Howe, John Mclaughlin, Al Dimeola, Charlie Parker (he's on saxophone, BTW), etc.

So if you've any questions on the guitar, feel free to ask. If I can help, I will.

17 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-05-04 21:30 ID:Heaven

Check out Wes Montgomery.

18 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-05-05 14:15 ID:RgvnEev5

What's more important, creativity or technicality?

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27 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2007-05-13 19:08 ID:Heaven

let's get to 1000 by "Post deleted by moderator."

28 Name: HRTWRM : 2007-05-23 07:52 ID:O7xHVfms

Bass is indeed much easier to start with but sooner or later you're going to hit a wall whitch seperates the 'good' players from the 'talented' ones.

Just try to play stuff you like. I mainly play hardcore punk but I also experiment with R&B and Jazz and even hiphop. If you want to get really good I suggest find someone to teach you some jazz stuff.

Or pick up slapping, it's not my cup of tea personally but it looks pretty flashy.

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46 Name: Zak : 2008-09-25 03:21 ID:63I13HPm

dear if u r really willing to learn the bass, u gotta work on rythems and only rythems in the beginning. Then after mastering some of the famous rythems and fills, u can enjoy practicing solos...try to take lessons to avoid the most common mistakes that most ppl do when they first play the bass, cuz when u learn or use a wrong technique u face a hard time trying to change it afterward... and always remember that playing the bass is about having fun and sharing the music with other people.

good luck all.

47 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-09-29 08:11 ID:AvPh0VRH

>>9 speaks the truth.

48 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-10-01 18:59 ID:Heaven

>>47 is a liar.

49 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-10-02 06:40 ID:Heaven

>>48 is a liar.

50 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-10-07 19:00 ID:Heaven

>>49 is a liar.

51 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2008-10-12 21:13 ID:Heaven

>>50 is a liar.

52 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-02-12 03:49 ID:7+vWibl2

>>51 is telling the truth.

53 Name: Anonymous Enthusiast : 2009-02-26 07:45 ID:Heaven

Oh, what a lie.

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