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Old 04-06-2013, 07:48 PM   #1
airjord222
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Writing a bass part for this fast song?

Hi I really need help figuring out what to write. My friend really wants me to play this bass part ([forbidden link]) and it is almost impossible. I need to either learn this by next week or write a new part completely. I was thinking instead of going 14-11-0-0-0-0-0 in 32nd notes I could just do 14-14-14-14-14-14 a few times in 8th notes or 16th notes. I know I am not being descriptive but any help would be great! I also attached the file if for some reason you don't have flash player but you do have guitar pro.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #2
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Sometimes it sounds better for the bass to not follow everything the guitars are doing. So instead of playing that fast riff just chug out root notes and maybe add a little counterpoint.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #3
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thanks but the guitar is playing all 32nd notes with open notes in between quick notes, maybe i should just play open 16th notes then?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:08 AM   #4
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The only thing I have to say is try it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:30 AM   #5
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All I can say is that the GP5 looks awful. The tempo isn't 110, it's 220 which will make your 32nd notes 16th notes and a lot easier to read. Also the time signatures are marked wrong. 1/4 time signature just doesn't really exist. Or I see no point in marking that as 1/4. Whatever, this wasn't the main point of the thread.

Really, play what sounds good to you. Just try playing open 16th notes. I bet nobody's going to hear if you are playing open 32nd or 16th notes on bass. I don't think it changes the sound that much.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:30 PM   #6
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thanks!
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Old 04-20-2013, 03:02 PM   #7
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I just wrote in what I would play in this situation. The right hand is pretty much just doing semi-quavers now with pull offs every now and then.

I didn't go all the way through because you could probably get the jist pretty quickly.
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