Alex A.

asked • 01/25/14

What should I play? Bass guitar or Keyboard?

I am interested in learning both. I've already been playing guitar for about 3 months and have gotten pretty good at it. I also have been playing the alto saxophone for 4 years if that makes any difference. I play in a mini pop band at my school. I play guitar, and the other two play keyboard, whilst the other covers whatever we don't have: like guitar, keyboard, and is currently learning bass. We all sing. So what do you think? My birthday is coming up and I really want to pick up a 3rd instrument to play. Any suggestions? Thoughts?

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Matthew F. answered • 12/05/14

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Will Taylor S. answered • 12/02/14

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Cesar A. answered • 06/11/14

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I would like to add that just because some one knows the 6 string guitar does not mean they know how to play bass guitar, or upright bass especially.
One might be able to find the notes on the bass, but the way the instruments are played are completely different!
creating a solid bass line in any style takes a understanding of the instrument that one might not necessarily learn from guitar.
The contrary is even more obvious, a bass player may be able to write a bass line and have knowledge of the notes on the fret board, it definitely does not mean that they can play a chord on the guitar without instruction!


Todd K. answered • 01/25/14

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