For me, this was an extremly easy topic to write about because I am a bass player. I've been playing bass now for about a year and it is one of the best things that ever happened to me. I discovered my intrest in music and my talent for playing the electric bass all before the age of 14. Bass in my opinion is the backbone of a band and hold the most responsability for keeping the band going. In this article i am going to talk about bass players today, why I love bass, and my opinions on bass in general.
The bass players of today do not get the recognishion they deserve. They are simply told to stand at the back of the set/ stage and play the same note throughtout the song. But the thing is, some people dont realize how important this can be. Although it may sound boring, all music needs a rhythm, and bass provides that. But bass isn't just about playing the same not and keeping the bead and rhythm...bass players have amazing talent and amazing skills like no other. Lots of the time bass players have solos that can blow your mind, an example of one of the most talented bass players to me is Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. His talents and skills are jaw-dropping and could put you in awe. I know they do for me. The solos bass players have are so much fun and so challenging some times but its rewarding when you learn how to play them correctly.
Any one who doesn't play bass or let alone any other instrument is missing out big time. It's alot of fun and something to do when you are bored. It can be painfull and feel so great at the same time. Music is an amazing thing and too many people take it for granted and don't appreciate it all that much. Same goes for bass. If it was up to me, I would like to see more bass players, and females getting into instruments, and music such as myself. I haven't looked back yet and I don't plan to. I hope to have a career in music and be in a band, playing bass.
So get out there and get into music, live your life and make music a part of it. Trust me you wont regret it :) Thanks for reading my article and I hope to see you in the music industry in the future.