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Is it possible to turn a keyboard track into a bassline?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Fassa Albrecht, Jan 11, 2008.


  1. I was wondering whether it would be possible to turn a synth/electronica track's keyboard line into a bassline. I'm thinking of turning a load of Depeche Mode tracks into basslines, and there's a guitar part but no bassline other than the keyboardist's left hand part.

    How do i do this?
     
  2. TheDarkReaver

    TheDarkReaver Inactive

    Mar 20, 2006
    Lincolnshire, UK
    find out the notes and transpose it for bass, or listen and try and play it by ear.

    a nice synth line on bass is the intro line to 'don't you want me baby' by human league...i think that was keyboard rather than a synth bass anyway.
     
  3. DocBop

    DocBop

    Feb 22, 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Bass is bass no matter what instrument is playing it.

    That is what caused the resurrection of the 5-string bass. Bass players needed a away to play the low parts that synth bass had been doing. Just transcribe the synth bass like you would any other bass line. If you don't have a 5-string bass and the parts goes below open E-string then you will have to move them up an octave.

    Many of the studio bass players these days double on synth bass, work is work.
     
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