In pop music, the Bass Guitar is the bridge between the drummer and the band. The Bass Guitar supports and defines the harmonic motion of the song by locking into the drummers rhythm while laying down the harmonic foundation of the band.

The Bass Guitar teaches students how to collaborate with others due to its supportive role in most ensembles. The supportive role of the Bass Guitar does not always sit in the background, often times the Bass Guitar pops and plays an iconic role in defining some of the greatest hits of the century like Another One Bites the Dust or Seven Nation Army.