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Got stuck mid-bassline writing :P any ideas?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by yoshi, Aug 24, 2002.


  1. yoshi

    yoshi

    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    yo these last few days ive been writing a 'dreamy' bassline which is to be played beneath a separate guitar part.

    It was all going fine, until yesterday morning i hit a point where whatever i tried it just didnt sound good. This caused me to use a lot of root, 5th and 8th chords, which sound ok at the time but wont sound much good at all in a metal song. Any suggestions would be nicely accepted.

    Ill try to record the so far of it
     
  2. What are the chords?

    Um, a root can sound perfectly fine in a "dreamy" bassline if the right tone is attatched to it. Vibratos do wonders, pluck the string near the 12th fret or so, vibrato that sucker, and you can get a "dreamy" tone, though I'm not sure what dreamy is.

    You might want to look into using extended stuff as well, I'd go with 10ths though, they have a very tripped out sound if applied right.
     
  3. Try switching those 5ths and 8ths for flat fifths and flat sevens. Lots of vibrato/bends achieves an airy, dreamy type of sound.