I was watching that and at one point Paul and Mike begin soloing and Paul plays a riff and Mike copys it on bass, is this something that bassists pick up and have to learn or is there some correct technique\shortcuts to doing this.

Also at 5:00 when they switch instruments is it normal to have guitarists play bass like that or would they practice both instruments to be able to do that?
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theres never any "short cuts" learn technique and practice
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well...Bass and guitar are BASICALLY (not saying they ARE) the same thing, so if you know how to play one you can most likely play the other
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