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can't get melody, chords and groove to work...:S

Discussion in 'Ask Justin Meldal-Johnsen' started by Mikeus, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. i like this melody and dont really want to change it.

    but i just cant seem to get the right chords (or any) to go with it.

    seems like it is destined to be a chorus with no chords and just everything is a line or little riff.

    this is the demo...chorus at 1:09


    am i doing too much on the bass.

    ideally it would be the vocals going along with and around that keyboard melody.

    any help greatly appreciated.

    thank you.
  2. jmjbassplayer

    jmjbassplayer Justin Meldal-Johnsen

    Mar 25, 2005
    Hmmm...bassline seems a little busy, particularly when it's fighting for recognition with that icy synth sound at 1:09. But perhaps it's not just that it's busy, it's just that nothing in that section seems to harmonically "anchor" it. I wish there was something like chordal "glue" going on in there that you could hang your hat on.