Just knowing how to play an acoustic guitar is the first step if you want
to know how to play a bass guitar. The first thing that a person has to do
before playing the guitar is to tune the guitar to make sure that the guitar
sounds the way it should. Before you play any kind of guitar whether an electric
or a bass guitar, the first thing you have to know is the string that are there
on the guitar and the keys that are related to those strings.
In a normal guitar there are six strings while in the bass there are only
four. Of the six strings there are 4 bass strings and 2 treble strings. A bass
guitarist must always know the first four strings and how to play them really
well because the first four strings are the main bass strings. The strings are
placed in a particular order and this order is the same for all the basses. The
strings are in the order EDGB, with the E string being the first one and the B
string the last one.
The second part about learning how to play a bass guitar is learning how
to master the frets on the guitar. There are around 16 frets on a normal
acoustic or electric guitar, but a bass guitar has 22 frets. The frets are
nothing but metallic strips that are placed parallel to one another on the neck
of the guitar. The next step in learning how to play a bass guitar is mastering
of the chords. To play a particular chord you have to hold many strings together
and then play those at one go to produce the chord. By just mastering and
learning how to play a few chords any person can become a good bass guitarist.
The job of the bass guitarist is to just play these few chords and give a
particular rhythm to the song.
After knowing how to play the chords the next thing you have to do is to
just practice and practice because after all its practice that makes a man
perfect. In order to fine tune your skills all you have to do is to connect the
bass guitar to the pickup and keep playing the chords till the chords sound the
way they should.
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