Bass

Upright bass guitar

Upright bass guitar
  1. Is upright bass the same as bass guitar?
  2. Is an upright bass lower than a bass guitar?
  3. Is upright bass hard to learn?
  4. How much is a nice upright bass?

Is upright bass the same as bass guitar?

Thinking that Upright Bass is just a big bass guitar.

It isn't. It's a very different animal. ... And while they are tuned the same, you seldom play as many notes as you might play on a bass guitar. You use different techniques, and play using an entirely different mindset.

Is an upright bass lower than a bass guitar?

This is the same as the standard tuning of a bass guitar and is one octave lower than the four lowest-pitched strings of standard guitar tuning. ... Players with standard double basses (E–A–D–G) may play the notes below "E" an octave higher or if this sounds awkward, the entire passage may be transposed up an octave.

Is upright bass hard to learn?

Playing the upright is difficult. It's a physically demanding instrument that takes a long time to work your body, arms, and fingers into being able to play efficiently enough to avoid injuries.

How much is a nice upright bass?

In the United States I'd say the current price of a reasonable beginner upright bass bought new would be around $1500USD. Less than that and you risk getting a “bass shaped object”.

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