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Your basslines

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by thetawaves, Oct 4, 2008.


  1. thetawaves

    thetawaves

    Dec 29, 2006
    I've started to notice that the lines I've come out with recently are decidedly 'samey', have tried listening/playing along to an entirely different load of genres of music for a wee while to very little avail. Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated :)
     
  2. Deacon_Blues

    Deacon_Blues

    Feb 11, 2007
    Finland
    Well the common denominator is that YOU are playing those basslines. Maybe what you hear is your playing style. :)

    However, it doesn't hurt to expand your vocabulary. Listen analytically to other genres to get new ideas to incorporate in your playing and copy the basslines you hear. The bass teacher I had a few years back once forced me to learn one song from Standing In The Shadows Of Motown (I'm Gonna Make You Love Me), and from that song only I got plenty of new ideas about rhythmic phrasing and note selection. I highly recommend that book. Nothing wrong to take influences from a bassist as great as Jamerson was. :)
     
  3. thetawaves

    thetawaves

    Dec 29, 2006
    humm, good idea. Thanks for the advice mr :) Can't say I've had a crack at motown of any description so that doesn't seem a bad place to start at all!

    thankyou again, very much appreciated.
     
  4. bass_snake

    bass_snake Banned

    Aug 13, 2008
    Stouffville, Ontario

    Definitely agree with that. Some of my songs kinda sound similar but I' m proud that they are my own creations. :bassist:

    Fred
     
  5. Deacon_Blues

    Deacon_Blues

    Feb 11, 2007
    Finland
    You're welcome. :)
     

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