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How to choose beginner bass guitar

If you’ve ever considered getting into bass guitar, congratulations! It’s a great choice. As with any instrument, the first step is to find a beginner’s model that suits your needs and play style. Here are some tips on how to choose the right bass for your first sessions: Read Best Beginner Bass Guitar to find out more 

Find your favorite bass

When you’re looking for your first bass, it’s important to consider a few things. First, what type of bass do you want? There are three main types: solid body, hollow body and semi-hollow. Then there are several different styles of those three types (slash, jazz…), so don’t just look at one kind! Also make sure to check out the brands that make each kind of instrument; some brands offer better quality than others at lower prices! After all this research is done (and much time has passed), it’s time to pick out an instrument that fits your budget and playing style best – but remember: always try them before buying them!

Listen to different styles

You should also listen to different styles of music. For example, if you like rock music but aren’t into jazz or classical, then go buy a bass guitar that sounds like what you hear on the radio most often. If you’re more into blues and country than rap/hip-hop/R&B, then get something with a “slap” sound in mind.

If you’re still not sure what kind of bass sound suits your playing style best (or if it’s even possible for someone with no training whatsoever), try listening closely at concerts or performances by professional players—you’ll hear them while they play their instruments!

Try different styles at home.

  • Try different styles at home.
  • Listen to different styles, and try them on your own.
  • Try different styles with friends or family members who play an instrument in the same genre as you do (if you’re a bassist, this might mean trying to play guitar).
  • If you want more help, ask professors at your local music school or teacher if they can teach you how to play something else (like classical music).

Buy a new one and try it out.

  • Buy a new one and try it out. If you’re still unsure of what kind of bass guitar is right for you, head to a music store and test out different models. Try some different styles of playing with them too — maybe play rock or jazz when most people think of bass guitar as being more bluesy and pop-oriented.
  • Take lessons from an experienced teacher who can help teach you how to play in various styles of music and make sure that any other questions remain unanswered!

If you’re not sure what style to choose, pick something that doesn’t look too strange.

If you’re not sure what style to choose, pick something that doesn’t look too strange. That way, if your friend comes over and sees it and says, “That bass is so awesome! Why did you get such an unusual one?” You can answer with confidence: “I like the way it looks.”

If this works for you, great! But if not…well…it’s no big deal. Just buy another one of those next time around (okay maybe not).

Play in local bands.

  • Play in local bands. If you want to get a good feel for what it’s like to play bass guitar, playing in a band with your friends and family is an excellent way to do so. You’ll have the opportunity to develop skills that will help you become more confident as a player, and also make new friends along the way!
  • Play in local bands at events or shows. If there are any events or shows happening near where you live, consider checking them out! These can often be great places for musicians like yourself because they’re usually filled with venues willing users looking for new talent (and willing donors).
  • Play at local venues/venues around town (like restaurants)

Play in bands with friends.

Playing in bands with friends is a great way to get your feet wet. If you’re not sure what kind of music to play, ask your friends for advice. They might have more experience than you and can help guide you towards songs that sound good together and are fun to play.

Also make sure they’re all on the same page when it comes down to goals: do they want their band’s sound to be loud or soft? Do they want their bass guitar playing bright or dark? If one person wants loud music while another wants quiet tones then there won’t be much room here!

Bass is a fun instrument to learn and play, but you might need help if you’re getting overwhelmed.

As your newfound love for bass continues to grow, you’ll find that it’s important to find the right instrument for you. If it’s your first time playing an acoustic-electric guitar, then there are a few things to consider:

  • Is the neck comfortable? A good way to tell is by putting on those slipper socks and playing around with different guitars until one feels right. If it hurts when playing certain parts of the neck or if your fingers feel like they’re being squeezed by some sort of invisible force field, then maybe this isn’t the best choice for you!
  • Does it sound good? This one should be fairly obvious—if something sounds bad or not quite “right” when plugged into an amp/speaker system in front of other people (or yourself), then don’t worry about trying out another model; just go back home and pick up another one later on down the road when things have cooled off from all those crazy emotions we felt after seeing Kanye play live last week at MSG…


If you want to learn bass guitar, there are many ways to get started. You can buy a used instrument and try it out at home or in your local music store. You could also buy a new instrument right away if that sounds like fun for you—but be sure to do some research first so you know what kind of bass guitar is right for your budget and skill level!


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