Iv been playing bass guitar for 2 years now and Im thinking about trying some other instruments out.
When I got my first bass (also first instrument ever) it was actually because I dident have a place to play drums, which I thought would be my favorite instrument at the time.
As I had tryed a friends guitar for a day a while back and dident find it very interesting, I decided to try out the bass and I was in love with it from the very start.
Anyway, I now do have a place where I could play the drums and I got my self a Yamaha DTXExplore to get me going - mostly for the fun of it, as I always want to keep bass guitar as my primary instrument. Also, I think that theres a lot of good theory and knowleadge on rhythm to gain from learning the basic of drumming which will translate well on to bass. Correct me if im wrong?
I also have been thinking about trying out some other instruments too. The ones I have in mind are double bass (thinking about buying an electric one, how close are these to the acoustic ones?), Piano/keyboard and guitar.
Double bass, because I would like to play it on a regular basis and maybe in a band then I feel that it fits the situation.
Piano/keyboard, because I think that basic piano skills might give me a better understanding of music theory as its very visual.
Guitar - Just some basic rhythm guitar so I can jam while around an open fire at summer time and also to, hopefully, gain some knowleadge on rhythm from it.
So, would this be a waste of time considering the following:
I will take my bass guitar playing far more serious and devote much more time to it.
I want to be in a band, as a bassist, and maybe as a drummer in the future as a secondary side project. But im sure that I dont want to play guitar or piano in a band.
Any thoughts on this are more than welcome