I'm currently just getting into playing bass, as a guitarist. I've noticed that a lot of the online lessons I see are very similar to guitar lessons e.g:
- You MUST know all the notes on your fretboard inside out
- Triads and scales
Improving my musical theory knowledge and how it directly applies to guitar playing is another thing I want to do so I wondered just how much overlap there is here between the two instruments. Clearly music theory is music theory but I'm talking the subset which is crucially important to each instrument.
Is it exactly the same things for a lead guitarist and a bass player and the only difference is how you implement this in terms of rhythm/speed/feel? Or are there some bits of theory which are far more fundamental to bass playing than guitar or vice versa... i.e. if you're creating a "theory syllabus" for someone learning each instrument how would they differ which things you did in which order?
(yes I know they are very different instruments in terms of what they do and should be approached)