#1
Hey everyone, I play bass and i am going to join a band with my friends (who also play drums and guitar). I was considering also just messin around and learning guitar too but mainly focusing on bass. So, yesterday i was playing my sister's acoustic and i noticed how hard it is to hold down one string without muting another! They're so close together it seems like! Any tips on getting used to this?
#2
Just practice. It was similar when i started bass, my hand just couldn't deal with the distance. Eventually your body will naturally find itself when playing the guitar and it will work.

As a tip, take it very slowly so you are completely conscious of what you're muting and what you aren't, and work from there. Eventually it will be second nature.
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#3
Also i have another question, how should i start learning acoustic guitar? Should i learn chords, scales, or should i practice playing single notes first? And is the major scale on a bass the same as a major scale on guitar?
#4
i don't know about you, but alot of bassist i've seen who also play acoustic, are sick fingerpickers
#5
Youll get used to it. I stuck with guitar, but I play my bass once in a while. Its good to know both... you just gotta practice a bit
#6
Quote by ccmetz2020
Also i have another question, how should i start learning acoustic guitar? Should i learn chords, scales, or should i practice playing single notes first? And is the major scale on a bass the same as a major scale on guitar?


Learn the chords first. That way you can play both the rhythm and lead by arpeggiating. And yeah, play to your advantages, as a bassist you should be quite adept at fingerpicking (assuming you use fingers for bass).
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