#2
Quote by emily92
you don't want to put the third or seventh in the bass right?


That's for you to decide. It doesn't like break any "rules" if that's what your trying to ask.

If it sounds good, it is good.

btw, having a 3rd in the bass (1st inversion chord) is very common. Having the 7th in the bass, is slightly less common, but not unheard of.
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Last edited by GuitarMunky at Jul 1, 2009,
#3
Quote by GuitarMunky
That's for you to decide. It doesn't like break any "rules" if that's what your trying to ask.

If it sounds good, it is good.

btw, having a 3rd in the bass (1st inversion chord) is very common. Having the 7th in the bass, is slightly less common, but not unheard of.

thanks, I couldn't remember my music theory class...but I do remember third in bass now thanks
#4
normally a bass will play a note from the chord, this is most commonly the root or 5th but can be the 3rd also. For chords with extensions such as 7ths or 9ths it is perfectly common and acceptable to play the extension notes also.

There aren't any set rules though, the bass could even create the extension!!
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#5
The most common notes in the bass are the root and the third, but any notes can be played, and if in the right context, sound good. Even non-diatonic extensions can sound good.
#6
It is usually, in conventional theory, kinda frowned upon to put the leading tone, i.e scale degree seven, in the bass. But again, its up to you.
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