Science Suggests Bassists Are Far More Important Than Most People Realize

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(via Music.Mic)

by Tom Barnes

When Led Zeppelin’s bassist John Paul Jones was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995, he made a classic bass joke. “Thank you to my friends for finally remembering my phone number,” he said, looking over at the rest of the band.

Like any good joke, there’s some truth to it: Bassists are criminally overlooked and underappreciated members of most every band. Yet there’s scientific proof that bassists are actually one of the most vital members of any band. There are powerful neurological and structural reasons why our music needs bass. It’s time we started treating bassists with the respect they deserve.

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