roger, less than jake bass boy

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by tresdirnt, Sep 1, 2001.

  1. can anyone tell me the technique used to make Less Than Jake basslines. I'm sure there is a pattern, but after looking at the guitar parts I'm left a little confused about how he does it. It is something to do with walking? Thanks for any replies.
  2. APouncer


    Nov 3, 2000
    Lancashire, UK
    ? ? ?

    It's not much help, but I'm intrigued by what you could possibly mean!
  3. your right wasn't much help when I say walking I don't mean with your legs I mean something to do with walking round the fretboard HUM?
  4. Dude, I don't think he was confused as to what walking a bassline was, but what are you talking about the "pattern" he uses?
  5. like every song seems to have the same sort of bassline, can't someone just tell what hes doing?
  6. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    Hes probably just playing arpeggios.

    Havent listened to Less than Jake forever.
  7. thanks, but what exactly is an arpeggio?
  8. melvin


    Apr 28, 2001
    An arpeggio is where you play the notes of a chord individually.

    So if the guitarist is play a C5 chord (C, G and the octave of C I believe) you could playing each of those notes seperately youd be playing an arpeggio.

    Im gonna go listen to some LTJ and see if it is arpeggios.