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Bass or electric??

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
I was thinking of learning the bass or electric guitar.

I already teach myself acoustic and I was wondering about learning bass or electric, which ones better, nicer and easier??

Also same question about learning the drums.

I already learn piano and violin.......would this help me?

thanks:)
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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
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#1
I play guitar, and I can pick up an electric just as I would with an acoustic. Or by that did you mean learning lead/rhythm guitar etc?

I think you'll find it easier going from acoustic to electric than vice versa. With electric I find there is more room for error.

I would of thought drums to be a whole different experience. The only thing that I believe you could take from those instruments, is the ability to keep rhythm. But I'm not sure, perhaps there are some violin wielding drummers on HUKD that could shed some light on this.
#2
I personally would play the bass guitar because i found that much easier. Its much more forgiving compared to the electric guitar. Go into a music shop and see what one you feel best suits you.
#3
Newcastle Fella, by any chance do you live in newcastle? If so what part, i live about 20 miles outside of it. Looks like we'll get our monitors from the same delivery man.
#4
i play drums and guitar, and the only thing id say they both have in common is timing, you have to strum and drum to the beat at the right times etc...drums are easier than guitar id say as its more based on your rythm and ability to rub your head and pat ur belly type thing...where as guitar ..stings, frets, stumming..etc...more to learn...
#5
i play bass and guitar,

Personally i prefer bass (its more funkier), and if you make a mistake its not as easy to notice as guitar
#6
Bass Guitar, just for the funk!

I was going to get one of the £70 ones from Ebuyer but they stopped making them.
#7
Electric here, Everything sounds nicer (even some mistakes!).

Depends what music you like though.
#8
ive always felt , that basic music funamentals apply to every instrument including timing. if you play one well it will porbably translate to another

what guitar is nice or easier is down to taste as they all do very different jobs, and although playing bass can be seen as "easy" to play basic roots etc, to play it well is as in depth as any other
#9
It's ridiculous to think one instrument is easier to play than another. It depends entirely want you apply to any given instrument. Yes, decades ago the bass guitar was considered an accompanying only instrument. It's equally as important as others particularly in Jazz Fusion, Jazz Funk & Progressive Rock.

Check out any of these virtuoso bassists:

Jeff Berlin
Tom Kennedy
Jaco Pastorious
Alain Caron
Brian Bromberg
Bunny Brunel
Willis, Gary
Jimmy Haslip
Victor Wooten
Anthony Jackson
Stanley Clark

They don't come better than this!
#10
You can add Alphonso Johnson to that list....and Jack Bruce...and believe it or not John Entwistle..who was very underated...Jaco Pastorious, sadly killed int street, did some fantastic work with Joni Mitchell and Weather Report.
#11
Squarepusher dat bass mofo!
#12
currychops
You can add Alphonso Johnson to that list....and Jack Bruce...and believe it or not John Entwistle..who was very underated...Jaco Pastorious, sadly killed int street, did some fantastic work with Joni Mitchell and Weather Report.


The bassists I mentioned just sprung to mind. Indeed, Alphonso Johnson is an excellent bassist and one I rate highly.

Jack Bruce has his own signature and is good at what he does. I agree John Enwistle was underrated. He was a pioneer with his finger tapping technique. Jeff Berlin paid respect to John Enwistle during JB's seminar.

John Patitucci & Percy Jones has just sprung to mind. :thumbsup:
#13
Apologies for highjacking a thread but I have a deal request that has no replies as yet and you guys seem to be in the right market for a novice like me.
Cheers.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64145
#14
retropolis
The bassists I mentioned just sprung to mind. Indeed, Alphonso Johnson is an excellent bassist and one I rate highly.

Jack Bruce has his own signature and is good at what he does. I agree John Enwistle was underrated. He was a pioneer with his finger tapping technique. Jeff Berlin paid respect to John Enwistle during JB's seminar.

John Patitucci & Percy Jones has just sprung to mind. :thumbsup:


Well you certainly know more about bass players that I do...I just hate it when you hear people say Mark King is a great bass player....in fact some of the better exponents of the art are session musicians who tour with American artists..I saw a great black Brummy guy last week(forgot his name as I'd had too many sherberts) who was with a Texan called Hamilton Loomis..his six string bass playing was superb...the bass is such an important part of the sound...and coupled with a great drummer it makes a band...another good bass player is Martyn P Casey of the Bad Seeds
#15
leefal
Squarepusher dat bass mofo!


I like your style, but to Squarepusher a bass can only be done by one person.
#16
greg_68
Apologies for highjacking a thread but I have a deal request that has no replies as yet and you guys seem to be in the right market for a novice like me.
Cheers.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64145


If you find your post is getting lost in the mush simply give it a bump...it will then get noticed again.
#17
currychops
Well you certainly know more about bass players that I do...I just hate it when you hear people say Mark King is a great bass player....in fact some of the better exponents of the art are session musicians who tour with American artists..I saw a great black Brummy guy last week(forgot his name as I'd had too many sherberts) who was with a Texan called Hamilton Loomis..his six string bass playing was superb...the bass is such an important part of the sound...and coupled with a great drummer it makes a band...another good bass player is Martyn P Casey of the Bad Seeds


I couldn't agree more with you curry! I too hate it when you hear people say Mark King is a great bass player. Most that think this, I guess, haven't had the opportunity to listen to great Jazz Fusion bass players such as Jaco, Alphonso and the ones I've listed which are undoubtedly in a league way beyond Mark King.

I do respect MK and actually think he is a very talented musician. However, I became sick of listening to his overkill slapping. He does have a very good finger style too but it doesn't really do it for me. I purchased his 'Influences' solo album which I still can't get into. It's so disappointing and boring.

When LeveI 42 first appeared on TOTP many moons ago, Kings slap technique impressed many folk including myself but there were many bass players doing this slap technique in America before him. King became famous because he commercialised it in a sense as he and was fortunate to be part of Level 42 which created a very accessible form of jazzy- ish funk.

It's so frustrating that Jazz Fusion & Progreesive Rock doesn't have the exposure that pop and easy listening has. Even Jools Holland's late night TV music programmes fail miserably to expose the delights of this kind of music. An outrage, given the fact that he harps on about bringing music from all over the world. Shame on him.

For me, the use of the word ''Great'' should only be applied to musicians who have an all round ability, something much more than excellent technique. A Great musician has depth, insight, taste, feel and a unique tone, a signature that drips emotion when they play.

I'd rather listen to Alphonso playing something simple than MK any day!
#18
retropolis
I couldn't agree more with you curry! I too hate it when you hear people say Mark King is a great bass player. Most that think this, I guess, haven't had the opportunity to listen to great Jazz Fusion bass players such as Jaco, Alphonso and the ones I've listed which are undoubtedly in a league way beyond Mark King.

I do respect MK and actually think he is a very talented musician. However, I became sick of listening to his overkill slapping. He does have a very good finger style too but it doesn't really do it for me. I purchased his 'Influences' solo album which I still can't get into. It's so disappointing and boring.

When LeveI 42 first appeared on TOTP many moons ago, Kings slap technic impressed many folk including myself but there were many bass players doing this slap technique in America before him. King became famous because he commercialised it in a sense as he and was fortunate to be part of Level 42 which created a very accessible form of jazzy- ish funk.

It's so frustrating that Jazz Fusion & Progreesive Rock doesn't have the exposure that pop and easy listening has. Even Jools Holland's late night TV music programmes fail miserably to expose the delights of this kind of music. An outrage, given the fact that he harps on about bringing music from all over the world. Shame on him.

For me, the use of the word ''Great'' should only be applied to musicians who have an all round ability, something much more than excellent technic. A Great musician has depth, insight, taste, feel and a unique tone, a signature that drips emotion when they play.

I'd rather listen to Alphonso playing something simple than MK any day!


Couldn't agree more..spot on.
#19
currychops
Couldn't agree more..spot on.


Hot Curries, J-B & other hot chicks, hot bass players! It's all good CC! :thumbsup:

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