Most of my blogs are about the guitar but I also teach the bass which I have played for 30 years!
Its actually a fantastic instrument and one I love playing when I’m in the wedding band. The job of the bass is to keep rhythm with the drums and but you can be very expressive too and play some great melodic lines.
My favourite bass guitar is the humble fender precision. It is very simple but gives you a punchy sound.
Bass players I like are Adam Clayton from U2. He plays very simple melodic bass lines and was my first influence for the bass.
Another great bass player is flea from the chili peppers. He is a bit busier but plays some great funky lines.