Re: bass guitar... advice...
Originally Posted by alparrott
It's a fine choice, and please don't construe anything I said as knocking it. If anything, getting acceptably proficient is somewhat easier than playing guitar of keys, in my opinion.
I played other instruments before the bass, so my theory was in hand before picking up either bass or drums. But that's what I would pick up a melodic instrument for - to try and learn a little about the other half of music (rhythm being one, melody the other).
In any case, singing and jumping around while playing the bass is fun.
Are there online resources good for learning bass? I doubt we can afford private drum and bass lessons...
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