The acoustic bass is a cross between an electric bass and an acoustic guitar, held and played like an electric bass though it produces sound the same way as an acoustic guitar. Play an acoustic bass by resting the thumb of the strumming hand on the top string or against the bass body, according to the tips in this free video music lesson from a bass guitar instructor.
Expert: Steve Bauman
Bio: Steve Bauman has been playing bass guitar for 15 years. He instructs on his own time as well as for Summerhays Music located in Murray, Utah.
Filmmaker: Michael Burton