How To Create A Bass Line For A Song

author: Unregistered date: 08/22/2011 category: bass lessons
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Creating a bassline might sound hard. But as you read this lesson you will learn that it is quite easy. When you make a bassline take a look at what the rhythm guitarist is playing during a song. Say he is playing something simple like this:
E|---------------------------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------------------------|
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--6--8---4--6--8---------------------------------------------------|
A|-3--5--0---3--5--0--------------------------------------------------|
E|-2--4--7---2--4--7---------------------------------------------------|
(i understand this probably looks like a stupid riff.) If he is playing some thing like that then you might want to play this:
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-2222-4444-7777--2222-4444-7777--------------------------------|
 
or even more simple:
 
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-2-4-7--2-4-7-------------------------------------------------------|
if you want to make it harder you can play what he plays or use a fret on the top string and use it's octave.
G|---------------------------------------------------------------|
D|-4--6--9--4-6-9------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------------------------------------------------------|
E|-2--4--7--2-4-7------------------------------------------------------|
this whle thing may sound stupid but here are some popular examples: Learn to Fly-Foo Fighters I Hear You Calling-Gob Pets-Porno for Pyros Smells Like Teen Spirit-Nirvana Break on Through (to the Other Side)-The Doors MANY MORE...
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