I'm stuck on ideas for a bassline, wanna help out? (recording)

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by XBass, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. XBass

    XBass Guest

    Jun 23, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    Hey guys,

    My bands is in the studio ATM and I'm due to record that bass sometime next week and this particular song has been annoying me for a long time. I can't decide on exactly what to play and was hoping a few of you on talkbass wouldn't mind laying down some ideas to help inspire me :D

    http://soundcloud.com/skott/innocence-1

    So all I'm really stuck on is the chorus, the verse and outro just stick with the rhythm guitar pretty closely. However if you want to record a full song of idea then feel free.

    This is all unmixed and alot of the tracks (including vox) are just temps, but you get the idea. Also no bass on this recording. Hopefully I made the song downloadable.

    Oh also second chorus has got some other tracks in there which make it sound a bit off, all this will be cleaned up later but for now you can assume that its exactly the same as the first chorus.

    Thanks for any other input you might have aswell.


    Basic chord structure (i think lol)

    Verse: Bm - G - F#m - G

    Chorus: F#m - E

    'Outro' Verse: F#m - C#m - A - G#m
     
  2. lars-h

    lars-h Guest

    Dec 25, 2006
    The fact that you are not sure about the chords makes me wonder if you should record at all..
     
  3. b4nny

    b4nny

    Aug 24, 2008
    Bellevue, WA, USA
    I like the sound of this song. I'll take a stab at it after I sleep, it's 5 am right now!
     
  4. Try harmonizing/doubling the lead guitar part in the chorus.
     
  5. XBass

    XBass Guest

    Jun 23, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    ouch...

    I think you'll find tho the chords are fine anyway, its called a joke brah. Why the hate?
     
  6. XBass

    XBass Guest

    Jun 23, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia
    ah nice one, I did try just emulating the lead with just octaves on the root of the chord. Will definitely have a crack at that.


    My problem is I was doing a sort of melodic line through the chorus that everyone in the band (including myself) grew to hate. Problem is every time I hear the song I can't think of anything else now because I played it that way for so long.
     
  7. Steve

    Steve

    Aug 10, 2001
    I think I might elect to lay out on the etherial parts and hit it hard on the verses for dramatic effect.
     
  8. b4nny

    b4nny

    Aug 24, 2008
    Bellevue, WA, USA
    My version. It's the whole song, with some cheesy improvised fills here and there. At the end I changed up the chorus, because the verse changed, so why not? For the very end, I did some strange harmonics to go with the drum fill, because I felt like it.
     
  9. XBass

    XBass Guest

    Jun 23, 2005
    Brisbane, Australia

    thanks for the ideas guys, i did like the octave up slide you put in the chorus... i might work on something like that. I think both of you were most creative through the verse, which is the part I was least interested in :p. I'm already pretty set on what I've got for that - as far as the chorus goes nothing really sits well with me yet. Thanks again tho for taking the time to record something for me, also I'm glad you like the song b4nny :D


    If anyone else would like to contribute go for it, hell I'll even give you a shout out on the album sleeve if I use your idea
     
  10. CharlieDog

    CharlieDog

    May 29, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    How are you splitting up the royalties?