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Bass Guitar Tips

Bass Guitar Tips

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Published by: the3rdrockfrompluto on Jul 26, 2010
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A Fast- Start Guide For Learning To Play Bass Guitar
Introduction to Playing Bass:
First of all, we must forget everything we‟ve ever thought abouthow complicated playing music is. I compare it to „math anxiety
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 Many people fear music and think that it takes a genius to be a goodmusician. To be a master it might take a genius, but to play songson the bass guitar, sound good and have a great time is only alesson or two away!I have been playing and teaching music professionally for manyyears and was a child piano prodigy myself. I play and teach: piano,guitar, bass, flute and drums. I have tought many friends and familymembers how to get started playing songs on the guitar practicallyovernight.When you are dedicated enough and passionate about learning thebass guitar, it comes a lot easier than you may think. My fiancee isalso
excelling at the guitar and the bass guitar since I‟ve shown her
a few methods and tricks.I hope this gives you the kick start you need to get started
rockin‟and rollin‟! Enjoy.
 
What is a bass guitar?
A bass guitar is like a guitar, but with only the lowest four strings.The strings are thicker and give you a lower sound than a guitar.The other difference with a bass is how it's played.
 
The bass player's job is (usually) to "hold down the bottom end" andprovide a "groove".What's that mean? Well, first, it means your part in the sound mix isthe low range -- you're giving it the deep sounds. Second, you'repart of the rhythm section! That's right, if you play bass you stickwith the drummer.Together with the drummer, you provide a rhythmic base for theother instruments to play with: a groove.The groove you try to achieve is going to be much differentdepending on whether you're playing jazz, punk, country, pop,heavy metal, or any other style!
Bass Guitar Anatomy
:To sum up, the Role of the Bass is to create the groove (also knownas 'The Pocket') along with the drummer and propel the band witha sense of forward momentum.Since the notes you play are very low, it's best to play longer,deliberate, and precisely delivered notes that keep everybody's feettapping along.

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