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Relation with Acoustic

Discussion in 'Ask Adam Nitti' started by Wolverine666, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Wolverine666


    Apr 13, 2014
    a guitarist told me that if i cannot play acoustic guitar i cannot be a good bassist. is it true?
  2. adamnitti


    Nov 29, 2001
    In a word, no. Being able to play acoustic guitar is not what makes a good bass player. I would agree that playing other instruments can help you with your musicianship and your bass playing by diversifying your musical skills and opening up your ears. However, it is not at all a requirement in order to become great on the bass. Great bass players do not become great simply because of their facility on other instruments. Becoming great on your instrument comes from years of practice, focused listening to other great players, and having the discipline to continue to push yourself to the next level. :bassist:
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  4. Wolverine666


    Apr 13, 2014
  5. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    No and what he meant to say if you can't play bass chances are you'll be a great guitarist.
  6. Stick_Player

    Stick_Player Banned

    Nov 13, 2009
    Somewhere on the Alaska Panhandle (Juneau)
    Endorser: Plants vs. Zombies Pea Shooters

    However, if you can play Acoustic Bass (a.k.a. Double Bass - especially with a bow), you will most likely be a better bassist.

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