Bass is not really an instrument you can ''write music on'' per se. I do like to play occasional blues and jazz on it - it helps me improve, although much of it is far more difficult than rock or alternative.
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I have been playing bass for 14 years. Its hard to tell exactly how good i am, its hard to tell. Mainly because I'm self taught in everything, and I can't say with a lot of confidense that I studied and am totally well versed in this and that.
I 'm not really a show off type of bassist. I don't walk into a guitar store, and go "hey everybody look at me!" I don't really play a lot of funk, even though I would like to learn more. I try to be semi versed in all styles of bass playing from heavy ass bass lines, to blues jam, to total spontanous jazz style jamming, thumb mute reggae, slap funk, and techno style.
Mostly my forte is righting melodies, and really melodic things.
Bass can be a righting instrument, you just just need to think who its going to counter act with other intruments.
Right now I'm working on my album where I am trying my hand at playing everything guitar, bass, drums, keys, vocals, and other instruments.
So basically I've written guitar riffs while playing bass, and bass lines while playing guitar.
I've started an or participated in several musician threads cause i play several instruments
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i play around on the piano... i never really learnt it, regret giving it up...
I play the trumpet, and you cant really write songs on it unless you write for other instruments to make a band.... its hard
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personally not been playing bass for very long, just been learning songs which encompass all 4strings, and preferably hammering,pulling and slides as well, so i get used to the fingering as quickly as possible along to a tune im hugely familiar with. seems easiest and quickest to me.
not to mention learning as i go along in our Spandau Ballet mess about covers band haha
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I play the bass, i been playin for 7 years. i dont claim to be the best, i just play cuz its fun. im not a "show-off" type of player, but when i play im not in the back "one-string-wonderin" it. im up front and loud. i do have tablature but i dont play other ppls music. ive made up my own scales, chords and riffs, and they sound good to the ppl i play with, so i guess thats kool. when I play i sound like Cliff Burton or Steve Harris.