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Playing bass+singing+playing guitar:Confused

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MMFender, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. MMFender


    Sep 26, 2003
    i am mainly a singer/songwriter
    But i love playing bass guitar more than anything else.
    the problem is : i am not lucky on the band issues.
    But with guitar you can get gigs playin solo and singing.
    how on earth am i gonna keep my motivation on bass guitar
    as i can not find a proper band to play gigs with ?
    If i decide to be a flashy player (Wooten style) then i can not sing and play my instrument at the same time.
    So i am confused.

    (Any cynical replies will be ignored :D )
  2. I have found that there are many more gigs available as a bass player than guitar player. Everyone plays guitar. It may depend on where you live.
  3. Petary791


    Feb 20, 2005
    Michigan, USA
    Yeah dude, guitarists are a dime a dozen. I'm in like 5 bands right now.

    But if you're talking about soloing, check out Gonzola Silva. Just learn how to play something down low with your thumb and flamenco chord up high. Check out that Gonzola guy.
  4. I started playing bass, and then I learned guitar. Over time I've gone back and forth as to which I prefer- but I've always been a better bass player (but that's not saying a whole lot :p ). Play both, there's no reason why you can't.
  5. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I guess he won't read this one then....why is this in Off Topic?

  6. MMFender


    Sep 26, 2003
    Yes i guess i have to play both i guess.
    As i am not lucky on forming a band..(believe me i tried hard..where i live its difficult to form a band)
    But maybe my question is more like this :
    I want to be able to perform alone. (ONE MAN BAND )

    One way of doing this is to play guitar and sing.
    But if i want to perform with my bass the best bet
    would be to write instrumental songs and to use a looper on stage ?