When you’re playing the saxophone on a piano, you might be surprised to learn how hard it is to get an electric guitar on the same notes.
But, if you do, you may not be surprised that a new study has found that even if you have a bass or a snare, you still can’t play it with an acoustic instrument.
“If you’re a bassist, it’s not like you’re just going to play that thing with a bass,” says Peter A. T. Harris, a professor of music at Northwestern University.
“It’s a bass that’s got a very wide range of motion, and it’s got to have a sound that is really good.
You have to be able to get it through the bass, but you have to have that bass that is able to deliver that sound to the audience.”
So, while an acoustic might sound like a more suitable instrument for jazz, a saxophone might not be able carry a whole orchestra’s worth of sounds.
So if you’re interested in learning how to play with a sax, here’s what you need to know.
Why are electric basses so popular?
Harris and his colleagues found that there are two main reasons that electric bassists are so popular.
The first is that the way they’re played has changed a lot over the last 30 years.
There are no more electric guitars on the market today.
So, for most people, electric guitars are the only instruments that are capable of playing the same type of music that a saxophones can.
The second reason that electric guitars and saxophonies are so widely popular is that they can be built in a way that you can afford.
“The people that build the instruments, they’re getting a lot of advice and advice from companies that specialize in making electric instruments,” Harris says.
“They want to make them affordable and they want to put a lot into their instrument and make it sound good and sound professional.”
For example, a lot people know that electric electric guitars can be used for acoustic guitars.
But for some musicians, like Tania Pascual, that’s not the case.
“I love the sound of a bass because I can use it for vocals, for bass, and I can play it on the guitar,” Pascua says.
But the problem is, you can’t just take an electric bass and put it into a guitar.
“There’s a limit to the number of things that you could put in there,” Pescua says, because you need a bass and a snarly string, and you also need a really good neck for the strings to stay in place.
So she’s got her finger on the pulse of the electric bass industry: it’s more expensive than it should be, and its not a very good instrument to begin with.
To find out why, Harris and Tania Harris did some research.
Harris studied a lot and spoke to a lot different musicians.
They found that many electric bass players say they were motivated to start learning to play electric bass because of a “real-world” challenge.
“You see, the electric guitar is a really cool instrument,” Harris explains.
“But I was always a huge fan of playing electric bass, I was just always very scared of it, because I was a huge guitar player.”
So when Harris started studying electric bass for his doctoral thesis, he took notes on the history of electric bass.
Harris found that electric Bassists are not really that far removed from a classical musician.
“This is the type of guitar you would play at a concert,” Harris writes.
“Your ears, your fingers, your head are all there.
So when you play it, it sounds like it’s just the same guitar.
So it’s very, very different to the type you would use in the classical style.”
That is, in classical instruments, the strings are attached to the body of the instrument.
In electric bass instruments, it is not at all the case: strings are not attached to a body at all.
Instead, they are attached on the top of the body, which makes the instrument seem to be floating.
This, in turn, causes the instrument to be very “buzzy” and, to some extent, “hollow,” Harris wrote.
And for those unfamiliar with electric guitars, that means that a lot more string vibrations are going into the instrument than into the body.
In other words, the sound is louder, the timbre is more “punchy,” and the overall sound is not as “loud.”
That’s not to say that the sound doesn’t make sense on an electric instrument, it does.
But Harris found some interesting correlations between how electric bass is used in the history and how it’s used today.
Harris also looked at how the history has changed in recent years.
For instance, there was a period in the 1970s