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Old 04-30-2013, 03:38 PM
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Default Re: Should I learn the bass?

I played bass for several years before I picked up the drums. I wasn't ever that great at it, but decent enough. After picking up the drums, I stopped playing bass for about sixteen years and then about 5 years ago picked it back up.

Just do it. If nothing else, you'll have a foot into chord theory and the other building blocks of a song besides rhythm, and you might actually get into a situation where you're on bass in one band and drums in another. Just don't expect to master it instantly, because you won't ... any more than you were a master at drums right away.
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