Bass - is it important?
June 24, 2010 10:29am CST
I think I have nothing to describe here. Is a bass in a band important? In my opinion, it is. What do you think?
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27 Jan 11
No band sounds complete without bass! I play every style and I tell you, removing the bass out of a song is really like removing the ice cream from an ice cream cone. Just think about it too, do people dance to guitar solos or keyboard solos? No! They dance to rythm like drums and bass!
14 Oct 10
When I was a lot younger, I didn't even know what the bass was. They all looked the same to me. But now that I'm a bassist myself, I realized that even though I wasn't fully aware of what the bass was and what it does, I somehow had an idea --- subconsciously. Almost all of the songs that I really liked before where bass driven: 1. John Lennon's "Woman" 2. Paul Young's "Everytime You Go Away" etc. I didn't know it yet but I was already hooked on the bass. I think the bass is very important in a band because it transcends being just an instrument. It's actually a role that entails a huge responsibility. You have to keep the music solid --- provide the backbone of the music. And unlike the other instruments where you "hear" a wrong note, with the bass you "feel" it. That's how powerful the bass is!