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Offline smokester

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Re: Instruments and other music related chat
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2021, 04:19:15 PM »
Here's a potentially stupid question:  is a double bass strung the same way as a single bass, with two identical fretboards?  And, if you are learning to play bass, wouldn't mastering a single fretboard be advisable before moving up to a more complex instrument?  Or have you been playing bass all along?

My husband is/was a luthier for many years and I could ask him this question (he's in the next room) but I really should do my homework.  It's a really boring class, so I'm on here.  I'm going to return to the work, now.

Don't be confused by idiots like me: the double bass is so named because of its range, not that its duality.

It is also called a "bass", by classical musicians. (... as opposed to guitarists)

I just want to pluck it to be honest (had to careful with the spelling there).

I'd like to get to the stage where I could accompany my daughter as she leaves me standing where the piano is concerned. She hasn't discovered the "funk" though and still thinks that BTS are musicians so I figured if I walk with her down a jazz path something might click.

TNG is a chip off the old block and has the funk in his bones.
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Re: Instruments and other music related chat
« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2021, 10:45:15 AM »
Guitars are fun, even if you only know four cords.  I play my two, not as often as I did a year ago.  And two years ago I played most.
I've three guitars to string and upkeep if we are counting my daughters Indiana Filly <3
« Last Edit: October 06, 2021, 10:47:41 AM by Beatrix »