#1
Well i'm in a band searching for a bass player, and I live in a very small town and no one plays bass. Anyways i've always tried to convince my friends that play electric guitar to learn bass guitar but they aren't interested. My question is: How do you get someone interested in bass guitar and what are the benifets of learning bass?
#2
Show them Jaco Pastorius, just show some amazing basslines. If you learn bass, then it can also help you with your guitar playing, you can stretch your hands further. You have to think about how melodies mix together, you provide the backing lines, the main basis of the band, the driving force.
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#4
just show him marcus miller and b like.. if u practice ALOT u may someday b like him
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#5
You can't 'make' someone interested in bass.

Present them with it, play them some songs that have great bassists in them, and see if they latch on. If now, they're not interested in it, and nothing you do will change that.
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#6
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just show him marcus miller and b like.. if u practice ALOT u may someday b like him

Or Victor Wooten. Either are great examples of amazing bassists.

A personal favorite of mine is Ryan from Mudvayne. He's actually the reason I picked a bass up.
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#7
or...play bass yourself?
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#8
Short of holding a gun to their head, there is little you can do to make someone "like" an instrument. What you will end up is someone who is going to put the minimal amount of effort and will take up bass for the wrong reasons--and this will show in how he or she plays within the context of the band.

Try advertising at music shops and schools--even if a less than ideal bass player responds, the chances are they will put in the effort to sound better over time and practice, and in the long run be a better option for your band.
#9
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or...play bass yourself?


I second this. If he plays guitar, and doesn't want to play bass, then you should do it.
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or...play bass yourself?


YEAH!, hypocrit.
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Short of holding a gun to their head, there is little you can do to make someone "like" an instrument. What you will end up is someone who is going to put the minimal amount of effort and will take up bass for the wrong reasons--and this will show in how he or she plays within the context of the band.

Try advertising at music shops and schools--even if a less than ideal bass player responds, the chances are they will put in the effort to sound better over time and practice, and in the long run be a better option for your band.


now theres an idea...

edit- im only jokin please dont do that...and bass is awesome show him geddy lee and john myung 2 very diffrent players who are awesome for diffrent reasons.
the problem with bass is its real potential is hidden you just got to find the bands that bring it out.
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#12
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or...play bass yourself?


Boomshakalaka!

Or Primus? RHCP? Athiest? Rage?
#13
Show him the Streetlight Manifesto version of Walking Away. That line is pretty sweet. It is pretty much Bb Major Scale, but damn I love it every time. It is fast, IMO, and he plays it all with his fingers and such. Show them alot of Streetlight Manifesto, they always have great bass lines.

Ska in general has good bass.
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#14
could try primus? muse might work- most of absolution
otherwise, it is upto them
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lie and tell him the bass player gets all of the chicks and recognition.


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Show him the Streetlight Manifesto version of Walking Away. That line is pretty sweet. It is pretty much Bb Major Scale, but damn I love it every time. It is fast, IMO, and he plays it all with his fingers and such. Show them alot of Streetlight Manifesto, they always have great bass lines.

Ska in general has good bass.

It's actually a mixolydian scale. Whichever one that fits with Bb Major, I forget which it is.
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#21
dont make him.

I had people telling me what instrument they thought I should play.

I never found it until I looked myself.
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#22
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It's actually a mixolydian scale. Whichever one that fits with Bb Major, I forget which it is.


You sure?

G ------------------------10-8------------------------
D ---------------5-7-8-------------------------------
A -----5-6-8---------------------------------------
E 6----------------------------------------------

That is the fast part. And I am fairly certain it is Bb major.
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#23
The tricky intro riff is mixolydian anyway. I have it written in a notebook at home, but I've had it memorized for about 3 years now so I kind of forgot the technical aspects.
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#24
Oh yeah. I hate that intro. It is the only part I really can't get. Well good for you!
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