Bass Guitar – Responsibilities

  • Know how to play in all keys
  • Know what “the pocket” is, and how to be “in” it. Be able to “lock in” with the drummer, play in time with a song and help to create a solid bass/drum foundation
  • Be able to read “slash notation” on a chord chart or learn how
  • Arrive early to setup equipment and be ready to start on time
  • ALWAYS tune up BEFORE rehearsal and services
  • Follow team leader’s directions during songs (continue, don’t play, etc.)
  • Be sensitive to each song’s message and bass requirements
  • Be willing to not play if a song requires it, or if asked by the team leader
  • Keep your equipment in good working order, so it stays in tune, doesn’t make a lot of noise, and is reliable
  • Pursue great tone
  • When done, put away your own equipment and take your gear home. Make sure any cables that stay on stage are coiled up neatly for the next guitar player.

Interested? Fill out an application to join the team.