Learn How To Play Bass Guitar

Bass guitar is a wonderful instrument, creative, exciting, fun, and definitely great for relieving stress. We all know that a good bass player is a crucial ingredient of any good band.

Bass players are in high demand and short supply. So learning how to play bass guitar is certainly a good idea.

Is Bass Easy?

You will hear many people say bass is easy. Well, I won't lie to you – it may be easier to start learning than an acoustic guitar, but if you want to play good, you'll have to learn a lot, especially if you want to take it to the professional level. Sure, have fun with it, but don't take it too lightly or you won't come far.

Bass guitar is a little different than a regular guitar. The most obvious difference is the number of strings – the basic bass guitar has only four strings. Most beginners start with four string basses.

The first thing you must do, when you get a bass guitar is to get acquainted with it. Learn the notes of each string. The four string bass standard tuning is E-A-D-G. The E string is the lowest and the G string is the highest.
4 string bass guitar
You can remember E-A-D-G with a mnemonic - Every Antelope Defies Gravity.

If you're serious and want to become an advanced bass player, you will have to learn the notes on the fretboard, you will have to develop a rhythm, you will have to understand musical notation, music theory, scales, and so on. Simply put, you will have to understand music.

There are many approaches to learning, but most beginners need some sort of lessons or guidance. Learning any instrument, and bass guitar is no exception, is a lot of work and commitment. You have to realize that. Don't go too fast, start with the basics and move forward from there. Practice every day and always remember to have fun.

Where to begin?

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