#1
any ideas on what to do the chords used by the guitar are; D E and C
i need it to b a rather heavy bassline but simple, im not looking to copy a bassline directly i just need a few ideas, please post
#2
Its kinda hard not knowing the pattern or changes of the chords, do you have the facilities to record your progression?
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#3
D,C,E chords don't quite strike me as depressing, a generally sad bassline I figure has slow drawn out notes, try using an expression technique like gentle bends to give a "weepy, droopy" feel. At least thats how I usually do it, but I'm first to admit I'm not that much of a bassist.
#4
Minor arpeggios?
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#6
Could use a volume pedal (or your volume knob on your bass) to fade the notes in.

It'd sound sorta like strings which always have a sad vibe to them.

Play the note with the volume off, slowly bring it up to full over the course of the bar.

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#7
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hey i need a bassline for a acoustic rather depressing sounding song


Then write one.....


Play the root notes if it's such a slow song...
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#8
I would use diminished 5ths and augmented 2nds to create a sense of tension, throwing in the odd -1 and +18 to provide technical mastery of the required notational upholstery.

Seriously though - Why don't you listen to some similar songs, and work out a line based on how they create the sad mood?

Oh, and the only harmony you need is minor second. Use it wisely.
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#9
^whats the difference between a minor and a major second? Its the same note?
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#10
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^whats the difference between a minor and a major second? Its the same note?


Minor Second = Semitone
Major Second = Tone.

Seconds are named in the same way as thirds are - Minor meaning flattened really. Similar to Aug 5th and Dim 5th.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_interval

Take a look at that for more information.
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Quote by ScottB.
^whats the difference between a minor and a major second? Its the same note?


Yeh, did he mean minor third? I thought as a minor harmony this was much more used, and thirds are the main defining note between maj. n min. chords..
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#12
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Yeh, did he mean minor third? I thought as a minor harmony this was much more used, and thirds are the main defining note between maj. n min. chords..


I was being fraudulent. Minor second harmony is extremely dissonant and jarring, as it's only a semitone difference.

However, when used as a 9th it's quite beautiful.
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#13
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Minor Second = Semitone
Major Second = Tone.

Seconds are named in the same way as thirds are - Minor meaning flattened really. Similar to Aug 5th and Dim 5th.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Musical_interval

Take a look at that for more information.

Oh okay thanks
when ive heard it before i thought it was meaning the second in the minor scale, which is why i get confused because its the same as the major 2nd
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#14
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Make sure the key is D minor.


I find it's the saddest of all keys, really.
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