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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by ashton, Sep 18, 2001.


  1. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    hey
    i learn bass and lead. i know its wrong but i cant stop, well i can but hell- its always fun when ya cruising round with friends or someone ya wanna impress and ya see a guitar pick it up and play something catchy that makes them go "hey that song is soooo cool man"

    but lead has helped my bass alot, i can see a guitarist play something and instantly put a bassline to it. i think its a good idea for just starting bass players to have a lead guitar and some lessons on that aswell.

    later
    Lukas
     
  2. By-Tor

    By-Tor

    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    I agree.
    It's not about us (bassists) and them (guitarists), it's about us, working together. The only way music will work is for everyone to work together, to get along, to coexist, to work as one.
     
  3. ashton

    ashton

    Jan 4, 2001
    Australia
    hey
    exactly, im getting a drum kit soon so ill have a whole band in my garage. parents wont like it though, buit hey im 15 and it keeps me outta drugs(thats what i tell em). i got 1 acoustic 3 lead guitars and 2 basses one lead guitar is coming to replace another and im thinking of buying a fender, spector or a gibson g3.
    why not learn everything so if you ever want a solo bass album(which im writing one now) you can do it all in your own time on your own terms.
    later
    Lukas
     
  4. uglybassplayer

    uglybassplayer

    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    It also helps to gain an understanding for the music you play from another perspective. I didn't really appreciate what a great drummer can do for the groove until I started playing drums myself (poorly, I must admit). I've been playing both bass and guitar (lead) for close to 25 years. I think it's important however to understand the differences in the two instruments and how they complement eachother. Most guitarists think "hey, I can play guitar... playing the bass is easy". This is true to a certain extent, but being a guitarist (good or otherwise) does not automatically translate into being a good bass player. My basses and guitars are completely different animals, and my approach and attitude toward playing them are completely different. Just my 2 cents worth...

    - Frank