Bass Guitar Facts
The bass guitar is a string instrument that establishes the beat for many styles of music. Blues, country, funk, fusion, gospel, jazz, Latin, metal, pop, punk rock, reggae, and rock all feature the beat of the bass guitar. The popular string instrument is known by many names including bass, electric bass, and electric bass guitar.
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A person who performs on this string instrument is called a bassist.
Notable bassists include Sheryl Crow, Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees), Sammy Hagar, Julian Lennon, Paul McCartney (The Beatles, Wings), John Patitucci (Chick Corea), Prince, Kenny Rogers (Kenny Rogers and The First Edition), Gene Simmons (Kiss), Esperanza Spalding, Peter Tork (The Monkees), Eddie Van Halen, Wolfgang Van Halen, Sid Vicious (Sex Pistols), and Stevie Wonder.
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Chick Corea Elektric Band
John Patitucci, Frank Gambale, and Dave Weckl perform solos with the Chick Corea Elektric Band at the Blue Note in New York City on November 25, 2011. The piece is called “Got a Match?”
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- Full-scale 39-inch laminated and solid wood electric guitar
- Durable bass guitar is designed to be stylish, affordable, and of good quality
- Instrument is lightweight and easy to carry
- Fixed bridge for rock-solid tuning stability, precise intonation, and increased sustain
- Smooth tone is ideal for playing rock music and the blues
- Accessories bundle includes gig bag, shoulder strap, guitar pick, and amp cord
- Durable guitar can withstand years of wear and tear
- Combo is perfect for beginners and would make a great gift
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