#1
i've been playing guitar for 2 years, and i'm not getting any better i'm thinking of
switching to bass

with guitar its been hard coming up with material lately.


what do u think?
#2
In my opinion, it's better not to think of it so much as a switch as learning a new instrument. Don't ditch guitar for bass, but rather broaden your horizons. Having a bassist's perspective will help out with ideas, especially when you start off, and you'll eventually have a better idea as to what each instrument should be doing, coming from a multi-instrumentalist.
#3
ive been there before... i know how you feel. keep playing and practicing, but it might be good to take a break and try something new. you might find you like bass more, or the guitar bug might come back around after you've been playing a while
#5
Quote by cgs1994
i've been playing guitar for 2 years, and i'm not getting any better i'm thinking of
switching to bass

with guitar its been hard coming up with material lately.


what do u think?
Play both. Multi-instrumentalist>single-instrumentalist

You'll improve (on guitar) alot when you learn another instrument.
#6
same situation here
do it, you know you want to compelling argument, right?
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#7
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compelling argument, right?
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#8
Yeah i agree you can never say no to learning other instruments, but i play bass as my main instrument and i'd say it's way easier to come up with material on guitar, seeing as bass is more rythm based.
#9
It's great to be able to play more than one instrument so I'd say go for it.

However, make sure you approach bass as a new instrument that you just happen to know some of the technique for, instead of a big guitar with two less strings. If you do the first you will actually be, and think like, a bassist. If you do the latter you'll just be a guitarist who tries to play bass like a guitar.
#10
Yea I say you should pick up bass if you want, bass is a lot of fun to me (I play guitar mostly, but I like to pick up a bass sometimes) it never hurts to be able to play more than one instrument. Just be sure and learn to actually play bass, don't treat it like it's a guitar.
#12
It's never a bad idea to try out new things, but you may underestimate how difficult it is to play bass. Playing bass is much, much harder than guitar; if you learn bass properly you will have to learn to slap, pop, tap and sweep on it, which are all harder on bass than on a guitar as the strings are thicker and farther apart than on a guitar, plus the frets are much larger.

As I said learning more than one instrument is great, but don't underestimate how huge a callenge it is to learn to play bass
#13
your gonna have to learn an entire new instrument.. they r completely different so dont expect it to b the same thing but eaiser
#14
You really shouldn't quit guitar for bass, because after you've learned guitar, bass is a piece of cake.
#15
hahah. i love how people that "give up" on guitar go play bass. its cute.

bass is a whole different monster. dont just switch. play both.
#16
Quote by xrawrockkillsx
hahah. i love how people that "give up" on guitar go play bass. its cute.

bass is a whole different monster. dont just switch. play both.


well he may find that he likes bass more. but still i think that he should play both. cant hurt. you could always play more bass though if you find you like it better. but try to do both. i play both. i also have been taking up piano, harmonica, sax, a bit of drums, and now im trying to learn how to play lap steel guitar (still a guitar but totally different way of thinking). guitar will always be my main focus but i find learning other instruments opens you up more. gets me thinking about music as a whole instead of just guitar playing. plus if i want to make a song, i cant make parts for multiple instruments now.