need seroius help playing w/drummer!!!!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by nunk6, Jul 31, 2000.

  1. nunk6


    Jul 29, 2000
    hey how should i correspond my bass lines with the drummer do the different snare and hit hat cymbal pieces signifie anything i'm pretty deep with music theory so just hit me with it
    how do i know what notes to hit and emphasize like with the bass drum snare
    any help is appreciated
  2. Monkey

    Monkey Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Dayton, Ohio, USA
    What kind of music do you play? That makes a big difference in how you relate to the drummer.
  3. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    In pop/rock, you should try to match up with the kick, since it (usually) provides the downbeat. In jazz, the conventional wisdom is to follow the hi-hat, though this may not apply if you have a showy drummer who likes to move the beat around to different parts of the kit.
  4. Licketysplit


    Mar 15, 2000
    In straight rock try to keep a steady quarter note or eighth note groove. Also, when playing, if the drum beat is steady, try to play the root, third, or fifth with the bass drum, it gives the song a more solid feel.