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BassLine Block

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by JWC, Jan 7, 2001.

  1. JWC

    JWC Banned

    Oct 4, 2000
    Does anyone ever have the following problem. Someone plays a guitar part for you to throw a bassline too or you come up with your own and you end up playing the same damn patterns over and over all the time. I am having problems breaking out of minor scale runs from the 1 to the 2 to the b3 to the octave, etc.
  2. cschenk78


    Mar 12, 2000
    Watertown, NY
    Yea man, 9's and 6's run rampant sometimes, but it figure that those are 2 demon's I can't tame!
  3. Lance Jaegan

    Lance Jaegan

    Dec 23, 2000
    Try learning a few new songs that you wouldn't normally want to play, they'll generally open you up to some new ways of looking at the bass line. I remember I had this gigantic creative block for the longest time, and for some reason I decided to learn the head to Jaco's solo on Donna Lee. It totally opened up my playing, and made me refine my technique just to play the damn thing at 210 bpm.

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