Written by: Ryan Casey
I have been playing bass for nearly 4 years now. It has been a hobby that I have enjoyed doing. I believe that it will get me somewhere in life at some point.
This instrument is the most well-known instrument in the world. Those people who don’t know what their talent is, I will inspire them to pick up a bass and begin to learn. Many of the world’s greatest bass players were inspired to play even though they never found interest in it.
I was inspired by my Dad when I saw him in the bedroom playing and was blown away by the way it sounded. At the age of eleven, I asked him to teach me. Every day I was improving, every day I was playing, and every day I was getting there. When I play, I always try to get myself in this position where I let the rhythm take over and ride this wave of beautiful energy. When you feel it, you feel like you can do anything.
People who hate this instrument don’t know the greatness they can receive from this beautiful invention. I was also in spired by other bass players like Stanley Clarke, John Deacon, and Mark King. Their music helped me to keep going. You should know how it feels if you play bass.
When I appeared on the school stage this year at the Christmas fair and was by myself, I made a lot of people feel amazed from my hidden talent. There was a lot of people supporting me through the performance, and that made me feel special inside. It made me feel like I could do anything. So many people were saying how talented I was, some people were saying that I should do this for a living, and that I have been gifted with a gift that God gave me the most brilliant gift that anyone could ever have.
Before this I was letting computer games take over and wasted my time on them too much. At the beginning of year 10, I found out that gamming is a waste of time. So I sold all my games and consoles. The money that I got from selling them was then used to buy something that was very useful, a bass guitar. It was the best decision that I ever made. I hadn’t made that decision, I would be getting anywhere.
As part of a community of musicians, we will try to inspire many people to pick up a guitar, bass, piano, drums, anything that they feel like they will be able to do. We will inspire them through the way we play and through the way we sound. I will leave you with one question. If you are getting teased or bullied for being good at and instrument, why are you listening to them?
They are only doing that because deep down inside, they wish that they could do what you could do.