Instruments Used In A Rock Band
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Usually played by the lead guitarist, most songs are centered around this instrument. May have to play solo parts in songs. On stage performances, you should plug this instrument into an amplifier.
This instrument is played by the rhythm guitarist in a band. Who ever plays this instrument is playing the parts that back up the lead guitarist. In some bands the lead vocalist may play the rhythm guitar parts. An acoustic guitar is a guitar without the electric stuff inside.
The bass guitar(electric) is used in the rhythm section of a rock band. May have to play solo parts in a song. Whoever plays a bass guitar helps keep the song's rhythm going. A bass guitar is slightly longer that a regular electric guitar, and therefor has a deeper sound. Plug this into an amplifier as well.
A drum set combines snare drum, bass drum, and cymbols all in one. A well coordinated percussionist should play the drum set. In order to play the drum set, you'll need drum sticks.
Depending on the nature of the rock song in question, the key board player may find him/herself switching from keyboard, to a regular piano, and/or synthesisers. Whatever type of this instrument you play, the key board player is essential in keeping th rhythm in the song going until the end.
Doesn't count as a musical instrument, but when your rock band performs on stage, this will allow the audience to hear your lead vocalist loud and clear.
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