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Bass Guitar Facts

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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Fun Fact
A person who performs on this string instrument is called a bassist.

Notable bassists include Sheryl Crow, Maurice Gibb (Bee Gees), 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 (Van Halen, Sammy Hagar), Wolfgang Van Halen (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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Product details:

  • Full-scale 39″ solid wood electric guitar
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