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Anonymous
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posted: 11/17/2008 at 8:14:05 PM ET
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correct me if i'm wrong but if you can play guitar you can also play bass right?

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posted: 12/12/2008 at 10:20:41 PM ET
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    quote:
    correct me if i'm wrong but if you can play guitar you can also play bass right?
yes you can, i think lol im not a pro, but the electric guitar is played differently. it has more chords, and you have to play it faster. thats all i know sorry


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posted: 1/5/2009 at 5:40:58 PM ET
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no acutally thats wrong. a bass has much wider frets and is wayy harder to play than guitar it also has a longer neck. if you play guitar and pick up a bass for the first time you will feel overwhelmed. trust me. sure its SIMILAR but just becuase your a guitar pro dosent mean you can play bass. try it out, go to a music store and pick up a bass. youll feel weird.

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posted: 1/9/2009 at 6:56:29 PM ET
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i havent ever played a bass, buÜ i do play guitar. i agree that bass does took harder just because the strings are HUGE and the neck and frets are longer. it looks harder though i bet that a guitarist could learn to play bass well.
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Absolutely! Iíve taught both. It may seem a little intimidating, but if youíre proficient at playing guitar, then making the switch to bass will just take a little getting used to. You wonít be great right away, but definitely sufficient, the key word here is sufficient. Bassists have to work just as hard as guitarists to become great. The last band I was in, the bassist and I would switch instruments occasionally just for the fun of it.

Note: If you play bass with your fingers, you will have to go through the finger soreness stage (this time on your right hand), just like when you were first learning to play guitar.


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Absolutely! Iíve taught both. It may seem a little intimidating, but if youíre proficient at playing guitar, then making the switch to bass will just take a little getting used to. You wonít be great right away, but definitely sufficient, the key word here is sufficient. Bassists have to work just as hard as guitarists to become great. The last band I was in, the bassist and I would switch instruments occasionally just for the fun of it.

Note: If you play bass with your fingers, you will have to go through the finger soreness stage (this time on your right hand), just like when you were first learning to play guitar.

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Absolutely! Iíve taught both. It may seem a little intimidating, but if youíre proficient at playing guitar, then making the switch to bass will just take a little getting used to. You wonít be great right away, but definitely sufficient, the key word here is sufficient. Bassists have to work just as hard as guitarists to become great. The last band I was in, the bassist and I would switch instruments occasionally just for the fun of it.

Note: If you play bass with your fingers, you will have to go through the finger soreness stage (this time on your right hand), just like when you were first learning to play guitar.


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posted: 1/21/2009 at 4:08:52 PM ET
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Sorry about the multiple posts. It kept giving me what I thought was an error.

Sorry
Dave

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