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What is the difference between a rhythm and a bass guitar?

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A rythym guitar is an electric or accoustic guitar playing chords to keep rythym and the Bass Guitar is used to anchor down the harmonics and lay down the beat, basically smooth things out and either playing basic rythyms or beautiful harmonics.

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the difference between bass and guitar is a bass normally has 4 or 5 strings but guitars have 6 strings. bass guitars are used for rhythm most of the time but guitars are usually used for melody. bass guitars are 1 octave below guitars.


First of all, a "bass-guitar" is not a "bass-guitar" it's a electric bass. To tell the difference between a electric bass and a guitar is the electric bass has a lower sound to fit into the beat and the guitar has a higher pitch sound, even a acoustic guitar.


I play guitar. The most obvious reason is that the bass guitar is that gives the song backing so it sounds more full. The rhythm guitar gives more of treble sound but it is more versatile and can give off a bass sound too. Plus the rhythm guitar is more upfront while the bass guitar lurks in the background and fills in to give it a fuller sound. I mean unless you turn the bass up all the way on your stereo you don't really notice unless they play with a pick or if you had good ears or it's a quiet song you can hear the "plunk." Anyways, it's filler, but that's just my answer. It's rhythm and filler. The Bass guitar, along with the bass drum, adds the foundation, or bottom to the song. If you tap your foot to the music, you are tapping to that foundation. The rhythm guitar, fills in the holes, aka filling in the music between the beats of the drums, and the fullness of the bass. Together they form the rhythm section to the song.




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No. Rhythm guitar isn't an instrument, it's a role. The bass is a different guitar. In a band the rhythm guitarist plays an ordinary guitar but generally plays chords over the top of the lead guitarists flashier fret picking. Rhythm is a similar style to bass in that they keep the rhythm and aren't there for the glory but it is just an ordinary guitar Many bands have both; in fact, most bands with a rhythm player also have a bassist. Some examples are Guns n Roses (classic line-up; Izzy on rhythm, Duff on bass) and Candlemass (Mappe Bjorkman on rhythm, Leffe Edling on bass).


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A bass clef is used when playing bass guitar because you are plaing bass notes. Because you are using your left hand and not your ritght(treble clef).


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