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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by lat, Aug 8, 2019.
Four strings, fretless.
Before I played the bass, I only played the radio.
Piano and keys.
Violin. Some piano, but it never was my thing. Classical violinist by training. Took it really far, as I did with bass.
It really helped when learning bass, and I could sight read on violin (well) and piano (slowly or with just one hand at a time decently), so I started playing bass from music right away (with a few wrong notes on a regular basis for the first while).
Totally like the Cheater's way to learn bass is to already be a good classical violinist and passable trained pianist! Otherwise I'd have played very differently, I think.
Played a variety of horns (little bit-o-valve trombone) ended up with tuba- switched to bg cause it was cooler!
Added a pictoral
Little bit-o- Cinderella Man
Same guitarist- a few years later...
Coupla years ago... ‘This Velvet Glove’
Drums and guitar. Have been playing bass in a band for the past ten years but guitar player moved away so I am back to guitar now.
3 friends at school decided to form a band.
One had a Spanish guitar that he could almost play a few chords on. The parents of another bought him a drum kit. I was left with no option but to take up bass.
I couldn't persuade my parents to buy me one but the woodwork teacher suggested that I build one and with his guidance I made a short scale that was almost playable as long as you stayed below the 5th fret. (That was in 1967 and the rest as they say is history.)
There is no "before the bass".
There is only "The bass".
Played guitar for many years, including in a jazz guitar ensemble. Our bass player didn't show up for a practice session, and the BL asked me to try the bass for the session. I was pretty much immediately hooked. Still play guitar and added mandolin a few years ago, but bass is now my primary instrument.
I know I am not the only Bass player who started on the Bone!
Of course not! Have since 5th grade, and still regularly, play bass and tenor trombone!
Argh, how could I forget keys as a polling option?!? Added.
Started playing bass, because no French Horn in Jazz Band (except for a few random ones here and there like the Mingus Orchestra... definitely not at my middle school or high school though).
Bass clarinet. Seriously.
Drums. I play them since my mom gave me a kit for xmas when I was 14 or 15. Soon after, I became the drummer of the high-school pop-rock band. I'm not a pro and I never took lessons, but it is the instrument where I feel most confortable and can easily improvise.
I could also say that I play synthesizers (not necessarily piano or keyboards). I've been composing and recording electronic music for 20 years, and have self-released about 10 albums and made a few live performances, sometimes alone, sometimes with a couple of friends. Always with the help of drum machines and sequencers.
I play a bit of piano/keyboard.... barely enough to do a few songs with my band. Never bothered to practice.
That makes bass the fourth instrument I play. I rather play various instruments mediocrely than be decent at one
Nothing but BASS! and will always play bass until I am unable to...
I played the old Tbone for like 10 years before switching to bass, and played both through college before playing bass exclusively after graduation. It actually has pretty good synergy. Wish I would have kept it up.
Oh. I guess I should have read this before voting. Now i’m the lone piano vote.
But it was about 5yrs starting in kindergarten. Trumpet in middle school was more like 2 weeks. Still love trumpet music, I just didn’t want to do it.
Five string banjo, and some of the finger style from that bled into my bass playing.
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