Which Comes First?

Ask Katy

Dearest John, I hope this finds you doing well. I was curious, would you say it's easier playing bass after learning guitar, or vice versa? Does it vary from person to person? And, does being able to sing (mainly dealing with pitches, not necessarily "singing well") help at all? Just wanting to know where to start. xo Amanda

"Well Amanda..I always think that a good guitar player makes a decent bass player, but not necessarily the reverse, so a basic knowledge of guitar gives you a better understanding of music than does bass. Bass is more about rhythm anyway, and pulse, it's more instinctive whereas guitar
is more intellectual...(am I losing you?)... everyone can sing enough to get by, I believe, if they want to, and besides, in popular music, contemporary music, a strong attitude will take you a long
way. x