#1
So after 5 years of bass, I've decided that I want to pick up guitar as another hobby. And for some reason, all my friends are shocked that I'm a bass player, and not a guitar player. They say "You just look like a guitar dude." whatever that means. So I'm curious as to what kind of techniques would be helpful to picking up guitar. I have little guitar experience. I played like...2 years ago for about a week and learned Second Heartbeat by A7X in like 3 hours tops. I just find songs on guitar a little easier to learn for me. But yeah....Anybody wanna help? =P

I play a lot of blues and jazz.
But I also play death metal.
(odd combo, I know)
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#2
If you play bass with a pick then the transition shouldn't be hard at all. Just learn the basic chord shapes and what not. Other than that it's really not much different as far as notes go, it's just two extra strings.
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#3
i'm no bass expert, but i'm guessing bass sweeping (do people do that?) doesn't translate to guitar sweeping very well.
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#4
Practice things like vibrato and bending a lot....I have a buddy that's one of the best bassists I've ever heard,a cross between flean,geddy lee and jaco pastorus.but when he picks up a guitar its almost vomit enducing lol, he has no phrasing and little limited vibrato
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#5
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i'm no bass expert, but i'm guessing bass sweeping (do people do that?) doesn't translate to guitar sweeping very well.

It does not...at all.
Guitar sweeping can easily translate to bass sweeping though.
Most of my guitar playing friends can sweep on my bass.

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Practice things like vibrato and bending a lot....I have a buddy that's one of the best bassists I've ever heard,a cross between flean,geddy lee and jaco pastorus.but when he picks up a guitar its almost vomit enducing lol, he has no phrasing and little limited vibrato

My biggest problem is just...playing. xD
I can't really keep a rhythm going as well as I used to.
I have an Ibanez RG2EX1 and I'm having some problems playing.
I think it's because my pick keeps bending every time I strum so it doesn't really hit the string above it.
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Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

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#7
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Get a heavier pick then. Or if you normally play with your fingers, try fingerstyle.

I played with a thicker pick and it felt a lot more comfortable.
Strangely, I can only play standing up, sitting down isn't very comfortable.
PROUD VEGETARIAN!

Bass rig:
Fender MIM Standard Precision Bass (Ginger =])
Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
Carvin 6x10 Cab.
MXR M-80 Bass Direct Box

Quote by Offworld92
Choice is a wonderful thing.
#9
Just keep at it bro....practice your weak points building coordination,knowing when to strum and when tp pick out notes takes time man...
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