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Metal Steps

Discussion in 'Music Theory [DB]' started by beautiful.freak, Mar 17, 2004.


  1. beautiful.freak

    beautiful.freak

    Mar 17, 2004
    Hello, i play in a heavy symphonic group like Stratovarius, Nightwish, Sonata Arctica ... and i would like to ask you if you can give me some "metal" steps for doing my bass lines.
    I am french, sorry for my englsih ;)
    Thanks
     
  2. dTune

    dTune

    Feb 28, 2004
    Finland
    Mostly just play what the guitar plays... You'll get along just fine with that, unless you're thinking the Statovarius-style unisono scale runs like Kainulainen plays, that can be tricky and has to be played real well to sound good.
    If you know your theory you can use 3rds and 5ths to add a little color and harmony to the playing, but not too much, it'll ruin the song quite easily.
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

  4. dTune

    dTune

    Feb 28, 2004
    Finland
    That could be interesting... :D Metal cello works.
     
  5. dTune

    dTune

    Feb 28, 2004
    Finland
    Hey waaaait... this is in DB forum... now i'm confused... :confused: Double bass, stratovarius, sonata arctica, metal...
    Who's making an a$$ out of himself? is it me?