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06/12/2015 12:28 am
i don t know if this is the right place to ask this but what is the purpose of a bass guitar in a band and could you have a band without a bass player...
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06/15/2015 5:35 pm
Close enough JC - a bass player provides the bass line which is a fairly crucial, structural aspect of most types of modern music.

Think of it in term of the lower keys on a piano. The bass is essentially responsible for playing those notes and, at the same time, matching or accentuating the beat of the drum kit, particularly the large bass drum.

That said, it's extremely rare to have a band with a drummer and guitar player, yet no bass player.
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06/17/2015 11:24 am
thanks heaps..
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06/17/2015 11:47 am
It appears that there is some science to back up the importance of a Bass player.

http://mic.com/articles/120137/science-suggests-bassists-are-far-more-important-than-most-people-realize

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06/17/2015 6:29 pm
Great find, and I would certainly agree.
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06/18/2015 9:06 am
[QUOTE=mtatigian]It appears that there is some science to back up the importance of a Bass player.

http://mic.com/articles/120137/science-suggests-bassists-are-far-more-important-than-most-people-realize

Cheers,

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