Hi from a former guitar player.

Discussion in 'Welcome Forum - New Member Intros' started by Metropolis1, Jul 2, 2020.

  1. Metropolis1


    Jul 2, 2020
    Hello everyone !
    I have been playing guitar in small bands for the past 30 years (I'm 46).
    Never been the best player but it was a lot of fun.
    My last band fell apart about 3 years ago and the last thing I wanted was to find another band and play guitar.
    After a while without playing any music, I accidentally grabbed a cheap bass I had since 15 years and never really played.
    I liked the feeling and started to watch some cool videos on Youtube and the idea to become a bass player came to me.
    I play bass for 18 months now and it's the best thing ever. I'm like a kid everytime I play, I have so much to learn.
    My experience as a guitar player is a lot of help, but I don't want to sound like a guitarist playing bass so I focus on fingerstyle for now.

    My goal is to be the bass player the next time I'll be in a band.
  2. Samatza


    Apr 15, 2019
    Welcome to the deep end.

    It seems like you’re enjoying playing bass and that’s what it’s all about really.
  3. Beersurgeon


    Jul 16, 2010
    Welcome to the wonderful world we call TB!!!!!
  4. Malcolm35

    Malcolm35 Supporting Member

    What does a band want the bass to do? Normally it is to lock with the drummer's kick drum, play chord tones and not step on anyone's toes.

    Have fun.
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