Moving from Guitar to Bass
Posted: 14 April 2020
Updated: 22 February 2022
Thinking of transitioning from playing guitar to bass? Well, there’s much more to it than meets the eye.
Read time: 5 mins
You’ve got to grips with 6 strings, but bass has always appealed to you. You picked up guitar without too much fuss, and all those skills that you’ve learnt can be transferred over to the bass, so this should be straightforward right?
Well yes. And no. Whilst there are a lot of similarities there’s also a whole bunch of differences, some of which are pretty subtle and can be easily overlooked. Just because you’re a master on 6 strings doesn’t mean you’ll be a master of 4. We wanted to share our top tips to get you busting a groove in no time.