Does practicing the guitar help teach you about a bass guitar?

My friends want me to join their band thing and I'm planning on playing the bass, but while I look for one I was going to practice a few notes on a normal guitar, so will that actually help me? Is it easy to transfer those skills to the other one? Any info would be appreciated

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  • 9 years ago
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    Yes, it is some help. Say the song was in the key of G, you could hit the open G on the bass string, you could hit the open D on the bass string, and if you know a C chord on guitar you can put your 1st finger on the 2nd fret of the A string for a C!

    Source(s): I help my friend(he plays bass)
  • 9 years ago

    Sort of. The 4 thickest strings are an octave above the bass, but the strings and the frets essentially have the same names.

    It will give you an idea of which strings/frets to play when you get a bass, but the size/spacing differential might take some getting used to when you switch over.

    Source(s): Been there, done that.
  • 9 years ago

    definitely, every guitar player can play bass and the other way around..of course not as well as someone playin' it most of the time, a good training though

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