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Working Out Bass Line in A Minor (Life During Wartime) - Beginner Help!

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by faceman, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. faceman


    Jan 10, 2009
    Hey Everyone,

    I'm sitting here trying to work out the bass line to Life During Wartime by Talking Heads. It seems what I have been playing is wrong and my band just haven't noticed :) Basically, the bass follows the main hook/riff on the keyboards and does root notes for the chorus, plus some fills I like to add.

    Previously, I was hammering on C to D for the chorus on the second string but it is infact D to E and this sounds right. However, I just can't grasp the riff for the verse and was wondering if anyone can help?

    Basically, it's in A Minor and I found a copy on the interwebs which reminded me of that scale on the bass but I can't work out which notes to play. Previously I was playing A -> G -> A -> C -> A but I'm not sure that's right. Any ideas on what I should be doing, since I'm new to all this?!


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