Bass by Choice

Yesterday, my oldest daughter and I decided to play some Rock Band, after a bit of Guitar Hero, she had a hankering to sing. So, we loaded everything up (which always takes a considerable amount of time, since my Rock Band disc has been VERY prone to Disc Read Error’s from day one – it’s my ancient PS2 though, since other people’s discs also have the same error message…). We joined our group, and I automatically selected bass. After about two or three songs on expert (not that amazing on bass) my daughter asked me – “why would you play bass when you can play any other instrument?”  

I have always liked the bass – something about the sound and rhythm – but she always thought I played it by necessity since she always picks lead guitar. You know, some people play bass by choice!

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One thought on “Bass by Choice

  1. Yes they do! Again, the underlying assumption that “bassists are failed guitarists”, because the guitar solos lead to high-profile visibility, and people assume that musicians will always want to shine in the spotlight at all times. Granted, the instruments look similar, but they are positioned in a completely different role and require a different skill set in a band context. It’s like bassists are just playing bass while waiting for their promotion! 😀

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