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beyond root

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Carlingking, Apr 9, 2006.


  1. Carlingking

    Carlingking

    Apr 5, 2006
    Hi, im just wondering if anyone could help me out with making a bass line more interesting, basically the song is

    G G G G D D D D A A A A B B B B

    Just wondering what you would do to make it more interesting ?
    any ideas would be appreciated
     
  2. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    Uhm... minor? major? diminished? augmented? tempo? context? dynamics? other instruments? rhythmic pattern?


    We're not going to write basslines for you... that's kinda your job. And there is no way someone can tell me: G G G G D D D D A A A A B B B B and I'm going to write a GOOD bassline for them. Get a general understanding of music theory and it will be easy.
     
  3. Carlingking

    Carlingking

    Apr 5, 2006
    major , 4 4 timing and rythm and lead guitar
     
  4. Suckbird

    Suckbird Banned

    May 4, 2004
    Sweden
    Something interesting?

    Try this:

    G||--------------------------|--------------4-----------|
    D||--------5--------6--------|--------7--------3--------|
    A||-----4-----4--5-----5-----|-----6-----6--------2-----|
    E||--3--------------------4--|--5--------------------1--|
     
  5. ebe9

    ebe9

    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
    Basically move the following "shape" around to the appropriate note.

    It may work, it may not. (based around Ionian I believe)

    G:--------------------
    D:--------4-5-4------
    A:---2-5--------5-2--
    E:-3------------------
     
  6. Carlingking

    Carlingking

    Apr 5, 2006
    thanks i appreciate that ;)
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Mr. 'Angular', eh?
    ;)
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Looks like a U2 line....or Better Than Ezra?

    If that's the sorta feel & note choice 'required'...you can play the above as written 3 times through & then add this the 4th time-

    GGGG F#F#F#F# EEEE DDDD

    Only the "G" is a Root.
    F# is the M3 of your "D"(assuming it's D Maj)
    E is the 5th of your "A"
    D is the m3 of your "B"(assuming it's B min)
     

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