itzkpanda
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#1
Hi. So we're performing this song on sunday, but we only recently got a new electric guitarist that can play chords well, but he's not too good with learning solos. He's still working on it, but he said he's prefer to not do any solo-ing yet.
I was thinking to fill in that empty gap, I could fill in something with the bass. It's only an electric guitarist, drummer, bassist, and an acoustic guitarist so I don't think something too crazy would be appropriate.

The song is this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnvlpNVQocw&feature=player_detailpage#t=156s

The key is in D (D, A, Bm, G).

I'm not too good with my scales (still learning). If anyone could help me, I would appreciate it very much.
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almudjk
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#2
Just play within the D major scale, you should be find
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#4
Ah man, I hate how people at christian concerts act like their on Jesus acid or something.

Anyway, just make sure its got a groove. Don't just play a guitar solo, because you don't play guitar. You have to keep the groove going.
edit: ^Ha! Thats exactly what I was thinking of.
JustinStrings
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#5
You could play the triad of the chords the guitars are playing.


      D      A      Bm     G
G]--------7------------------------]
D]------4--------7------9------5---]
A]----5--------4------5------2-----]
E]-----------5------7------3-------]


Something simple and melodic.
Last edited by JustinStrings at Nov 15, 2012,
sk8board3r
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#7
Just make some noise and stay in key, even a shitty bass solo sounds awesome if its confident. A good bass solo that comes right out of nowhere is in a song called 'Naked in the Rain' by the Chili Peps, check it out and good luck !
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itzkpanda
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#8
Thanks guys. Using the triads (kind of...), I put together this baby riff. lol
Except, I'm not sure what I did for the G chord...
D A
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-9-9-7-7----------------5-5-4-4-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------5-5-5-5---------------------------------------|

Bm G
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------9-9-7-7---------------9-7-5-7-----------------------------|
E|-7-7-7-7----------------3-3-3-7---------------------------------------| x3

D A
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-9-9-7-7----------------5-5-4-4-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------5-5-5-5---------------------------------------|

Bm G
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------12-12-12-10~-9~--------------------------------------|
E|-7-7-10-10-------------------------------------------------------------|


Did I do good? Lol.
Bass gear:
-Squier Vintage Modified Jazz Bass
-Fender Rumble 15 Amp

Guitar Gear:
-Agile AL-2000
-Boss Tu-3 Tuner -> Joyo Vintage Overdrive -> Joyo Vintage Ultimate Overdrive -> Ernie Ball MVP -> TC Nova Repeater
JustinStrings
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#9
Quote by itzkpanda
Thanks guys. Using the triads (kind of...), I put together this baby riff. lol
Except, I'm not sure what I did for the G chord...
D A
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-9-9-7-7----------------5-5-4-4-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------5-5-5-5---------------------------------------|

Bm G
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|------------9-9-7-7---------------9-7-5-7-----------------------------|
E|-7-7-7-7----------------3-3-3-7---------------------------------------| x3

D A
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|-5-5-5-5-9-9-7-7----------------5-5-4-4-----------------------------|
E|---------------------------5-5-5-5---------------------------------------|

Bm G
G|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------|
A|---------------12-12-12-10~-9~--------------------------------------|
E|-7-7-10-10-------------------------------------------------------------|


Did I do good? Lol.


I just played it, that sounds really good. You could play that through the whole song and not even worry about a solo.

Think of the bass as glue that holds the sound of the band together. Too much glue, and it'll never dry, too little and it'll never hold.
Sudaka
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#10
Yes, it does sound good. Still, i'd play more with the rythm, not just 8ths or 16ths... you may also think if the song needs stacatto playing or you should let every note ring... see what you can do.. now you got the notees, try adding some rythmic complexity...
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