#1
I just got back from a dress rehearsal for my high school variety show tomorrow, and while I was there a kid I know asked me to play dueling banjos in it with him. His brother and him have been practicing for a while, and they just wantd a guitar in the background, luckily I started learning it a while ago. I'm on guitar, and they're doing mandolin and banjo. I'm not doing anything complicated in it, i'm mainly just a background to they're i guess you'd call it solos. The progression is C-G-D-G, then it repeats that, and I'm stuck on G for a while while theres a mandolin solo. So are there any bass runs I could do to spice up the G chord a little bit? It gets kinda boring...


I realized this is a wall of text, so...

What bass runs can I add to a G chord to spice it up for dueling banjos.
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Last edited by justnmcknz at Mar 26, 2009,
#2
Don't really know the song but you could just toos in a few sus 2 and 4 chords and change the volume of your strumming a little to add some variety. Just an idea
#3
Do you mean rolling bass lines, like walking down the bass strings before the next chord, or do you mean you're playing the bass?

The obvious one from G to C would be

--3------------0
--0------------1
--0------------0
--0------------2
--2------------3
--3--3--2--0---x

Or replace that open E with the root of the C chord. Just mess about with it till you get something that fits.
#4
Try from G - C then a riff in between (you'll have to listen to the song to know what I mean), the song does actually have a bass line through it. When the others are doing their solos you may want to leave a break between chords, Mandolins aren't the loudest of instruments.

Regards
Delboy