I have a regular electric guitar, and I want to know what the difference is between a bass and a regular electric , thanks!
A bass isn’t actually a guitar at all, though people have attached the word “guitar” to its name because it’s visually similar. But the bass has four strings instead of six and is actually just a portable, louder version of the old upright basses you see in jazz combos. It’s part of the rhythm section and used to accentuate the bass notes of the melodies played by guitarists. Guitarists play chords, whereas bassists play individual notes in rhythm with the drums. So it’s not a great instrument for people who like to show off, since they’ll always be part of the background. But if you remove the bassist from a band, you’ll definitely notice that something important is missing. It’s more subtle than guitar, but important to the rhythm section.
A lot of guitarists mistakenly believe they’ll be great bassists because they’ll be playing only four strings instead of six. But most of them don’t mesh well with the drummer (which is absolutely essential for a bassist), since they focus on melody rather than the beat of the bass drum. As a result, they overplay and cram as many notes as possible into a song, rather than supporting the song structure by providing solid rhythm support.
on: 1st January 10