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Discussion in 'Ask Mike Watt [Archived]' started by tpsb, Apr 2, 2003.
What is a 16th note bass pattern?
I mean... I assume you are talking about... well... do you know what a 16th note is?
listen to Rocco Prestia, bassist for the group War...(whoops...I mean Tower of Power!)
listen to the song "What is Hip..." definately a 16th note pattern...
Indeed, Rocco has the best 16th note grooves this side of Wisconsin.
16th note = 4 notes (or rests) per beat when playing 4/4 time signature.
1+1+1+1=beats per measure 4/4 time
4+4+4+4= 16th notes in one measure of 4/4 time
(man, this is one weird reply...I hope it helps!)
You're confusing War with Tower of Power.
dang! you're right...Rocco Prestia is in Tower of Power! (Not War)
I can't believe I messed that one up! My Tower of Power cassette is constantly in my car cassette player. Duh, I feel like a dope.
thanks for the correction!
But my original confusion came from the sequencer comment... where does that come into all of this?
It's a good start. Try relating it to drums:
quarter notes = one (kick) two (snare) three (kick) four (snare)
eighth notes = one (kick) - and - two (snare) - and - three (kick) - and - four (snare) - and
sixteenths = one (kick) - ee - and - uh - two (snare) - ee - and - uh - three (kick) - ee - and - uh - four (snare) - ee - and - uh -
triplets = one (kick) - and - uh - two (snare) - and - uh - three (kick) - and - uh - four (snare) - and - uh -
it seems like a "16th note sequencer patterns" would be refering to something along the lines of "techno bass"...ie: bass syntesizer parts. Sequenced stuff is simply MIDI synth paterns played simultaneously, sort of like multi-track recording in the old days.
lots of techno, rave, ambient, etc type of music has "16th note sequencer patterns" on the bass end of the spectrum. Lots of times, those patterns are arpeggiated...so they sound "busier" and more energetic.
dude, I hope this helps...I'll be glad when Mr. Watt returns and tackles this one!
maybe a sequencer performing a bass pattern using sixteenth notes. sort of like feeding a scroll to a player-piano (there would be a lot of holes for all the sixteenth notes!).
on bass, watt