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changing piano bass lines to bass guitar

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by bassplayer7, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. bassplayer7


    Jan 17, 2004
    What would be the easiest way to change piano bass lines over to be used for bass guitar?
  2. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    You can transcribe it or another way would be to take the time to learn the piano line and play it on your bass.
  3. CJK84


    Jan 22, 2004
    Maria Stein, OH
    Are you talking about piano lines on a recording?

    If so, pick up your bass and try to figure out what is being played by the left hand on the piano (if the pianist's left hand appears to be playing two notes at once, maybe choose the lower of the two if a double-stop is too difficult).

    Remember that any pitch played on the piano can be played on the bass (within the bass's register). Just because they are two different instruments is of little consequence.

    I used to do the reverse all of the time. Not having a bass, for many years I played McCartney's cool bass lines on the piano. I learned a lot this way.

    Good luck!