True, but good guitars players also listen to the whole band... same for good singers, good drummers, good trumpet players, good keyboard players... Probably more of a prerequisite for bass, though.Absolutely right. Get yer ass dancing before yer fingers start plucking.
Guitar players tend to listen mainly to themselves. A good bass player listens to the whole band, to find the perfect spot for each bass note.
Yup. To quote Victor Wooten again, "it's the bridge between the rhythm and the harmony."I've always considered a bassist's job to exist exactly halfway between the drummer and a a rhythm guitar.
Play the right parts at the right time with the right tone and you will sound fine.I'm a guitarist. I'm also a bassist. I'm also a violinist. They're all different instruments to be approached accordingly.
I have a blast playing bass though- it's not boring with a good drummer. A symbiotic relationship even. Bass is certainly a crux of a good band.