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?
6 responses
• United States
29 Jun 10
A piece of music that has no bass is like a group of shrieking banshees :P Yes, I think bass is important! :)
• Philippines
1 Jul 10
It just provides the real essence of balance and harmony...
• India
24 Jun 10
well i would like to say one thing dude.............i cant think of music without bass.
• Estonia
24 Jun 10
Hahaha! Well yes.
@crackx (628)
• Belgium
24 Jun 10
Yea, very important. Well it depends on the style of the music you listen to. But hardstyle without any bass is... pitiful :D Music needs that extra touch that makes you want to listen it over and over again, for me, it's the bass.
• Estonia
24 Jun 10
Thanks for your comment! I think that way, too!
@gumchu (4)
• United States
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!
• Philippines
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!
@lyopie (10)
• China
26 Jun 10
Yes, I think it is very important. and in my opinion , a good bass player can make the music more "3-Dimension" and wonderful. I like the bass player of red hot chili peppers. haha.