Can all bassist play upright basses as well is it easay to learn???

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Martha01, Sep 23, 2002.

  1. Martha01


    Sep 20, 2002
    the name is Contrabass
  2. I suppose any bass guitarist could pick up an upright and quickly figure out where the notes are, but to play it with authority and conviction requires a lot of practice and a good teacher. While having similar function to a bass guitar, it is really a different instrument, and is very much more "physical".
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I liked Ed's quote about your typical BG player having gone through their first 5 cover bands while the Double Bassist is still trying to project a decent tone across to the other side of the room!

    Or something like that! ;)