Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesPerforming Arts · 1 decade ago

What is lead bass playing?

I was reading about one of my inpirations in bass Cliff Burton and it said Metallica liked his lead bass playing. But I don't know what lead playing is. So what is it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Playing lead bass:

    -Playing with high treble (distortion is optional)

    -Slap bass

    -Not playing a bass line (continuos strumming), playing a melody.

    -Not playing in sync with the drummer.

    Pretty much not playing like a traditional rock bassist.

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