Originally Posted by aydee
Dont be frightened. When David Byrne of Talking Heads could'nt find a bass player he talked his art school friend Tina Weymouth into trying it.
Tina Weymouth, a bass beginner when she joined the group, developed a minimalist style that drew on R&B, rock, and West Indian styles. Weymouth’s simple three-note verse line on “Psycho Killer” defines the song. Elsewhere, her tubby, melodic sub-hooks on songs like “Pulled Up” supply a perky, rocking pulse.
They made music history together. You never know, if you dont try it.
Funny ... I was going to answer "No, don't do it!" but I didn't know Tina was talked into playing. My fave bassline of hers is in this gem of a band performance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzvIo-RU9v8
In the early 70s, when King Crimson recruited vocalist, Boz Burrell, they needed a bassists and Fripp taught him how to play.
Not sure what qualities are needed to be a natural bassist because I always found it an incredibly difficult instrument to approach - you need strong, tough fingers!