Growing up, everyone wanted to be a guitarist.
(I’m pretty sure this is a guitar emoji 🎸….)
🎵 My friends were joining bands left and right.
And nobody wanted to be the bassist.
But everyone needed a bassist.
That’s partly why I became a bassist. I wanted to be part of the band. 😊
But, if you’ve ever heard Jaco Pastorius play the bass, you’d probably be inspired like me.
I played the bass. And I played and played and played. I played every kind of music: rock, country, polka, symphonic, gospel. 🎺🎸🎹🎻🥁🎷📯🎶🎵
Very few people go to a concert to listen to the bassist.
But when a bassist isn’t there, everyone notices.
🔍 Hmm…something’s missing.
That feeling. That warmth. It’s like there’s a hole in the soul.
The low end isn’t there.
That rumble in your tummy. 💫
When you play the bass – an instrument that supports other people – you meet a lot of different people throughout life.
Put aside the musical metaphor.
When you actively listen to others, you’ll be in high demand. 📈
Check out ➡️ This story about Carol Kaye, a bass legend.
Her story has readthrough lessons for anyone trying to make it in the world.
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