How Well Do You Know About Bass Guitar?

by Ferdinand Dubem
The bass guitar is an instrument usually used in bands to add a deep, rich tone to music. These guitars can be both acoustic and electric, or a combination of both. There are 5 types of bass guitars available. They include 4 string short, medium and long scale, the five string long scale and the 6 string long scale. The four string short scale bass guitar is the kind most commonly used by novices. This is because of the fact that these guitars are slightly lighter and highly common. The lighter weight of the guitar allows a newbies to become accustomed to the weight of the guitar while they learn. As it is easier to learn on four strings rather than five or six, most novices work with 4.
When you first learn bass guitar,

it is suggested that you take free online lessons, or be instructed by a friend or professional tutor. As the fundamental basics are very vital when you learn the bass guitar, you should make certain that you are not trapping yourself into bad habits.

Once you have learned the fundamental basics, which include taking care of your instrument, tuning your guitar and learning the basic strings and note variants, you will begin to learn chords. Chords are a combination of notes played in a certain order or all at one time. These chords are combined to become melodies which are in turned used in songs. Learning chords is a necessity to be able to master the bass guitar, so you will spend a great deal of your time memorising and practicing the different chords.

Studying the bass guitar is a combination of finger memory and memorization of chord patterns. In addition to this, it is having the ability to move your fingers in unison. Finger memory, or the ability to have your fingers automatically move to a desired chord without error, is something that many musicians spend years surmounting. This finger memory permits a player to master highly hard runs, or series of chords. The harder the run, the more hard chords are used within them.

Once you have mastered the basics of the bass guitar, chances are you will end up purchasing a new instrument. The guitars novices use often have a less rich sound than a master's guitar. When you buy a guitar, you should balance your current skill with the skill you expect to be at six months from now, then buy a guitar that matches that skill level. Owning a guitar that is slightly more advanced than your current skill will cause no harm.

If you are concerned in learning how to play guitar without a fretboard, it is suggested that you convert an older guitar to a fretless board, as this is much cheaper alternative than buying a high end guitar to learn on.

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