#1
Me and my cousin are writing a hardcore song and I need some help writing the breakdown for bass. if you can help me that would be great
#2
Breakdowns are pretty basic. The only thing that really separates them from other breakdowns is the pattern. You can follow the guitars, follow the drums, or do melodic runs between the busy parts. That's about all there is to it.
#3
So you need help WRITING breakdowns? I mean...you can come up with any breakdown and most likely it won't be anything special unless you have it to the beat of like...the Super Mario theme song. Other than that, with the number of -Core bands out there, writing an original breakdown is hard.
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#4
Have drums play in 4/4, guitar and bass play some sort of pattern in some odd 8 meter. Thats how I write most of my breakdowns.
One of the coolest breakdowns my old band did was 2 measures of 5/8 and then a measure of 6/8, equaling 16 eighth, or 2 measures of 4/4.

Stuff like that.
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#5
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Have drums play in 4/4, guitar and bass play some sort of pattern in some odd 8 meter. Thats how I write most of my breakdowns.
One of the coolest breakdowns my old band did was 2 measures of 5/8 and then a measure of 6/8, equaling 16 eighth, or 2 measures of 4/4.

Stuff like that.


That sounds really confusing. I just mess around in guitar pro and see what sounds good.
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#6
breakdowns ain't hardcore.
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#7
How long is it? And do the guitarists/drummer play anything that you could use? I find playing what the guitar plays in reverse sounds cool. For example, if the guitarist does a scale run, you play it from the note he plays last to the note he plays first, at the same time as he plays his part, if you get what I mean.

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#8
Go listen to my band.

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We have some pretty sweet breakdowns.
I just follow the guitar and do all the open notes. I'm usually doing it with the Bass drum, while the guitar does cool over tone stuff.
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#9
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Go listen to my band.

www.myspace.com/giveupnothing

We have some pretty sweet breakdowns.
I just follow the guitar and do all the open notes. I'm usually doing it with the Bass drum, while the guitar does cool over tone stuff.


You should totally get me an autograph from For Today's vocalist. Just saying
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#10
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That sounds really confusing. I just mess around in guitar pro and see what sounds good.

It's really not. There's 8 8th notes in a measure, just write out a pattern that equals to 8, 16, 24, 32, ect. 8th notes and use it. And then split it up in a logical way that you can count it and not get lost.
You can easily do that in guitar pro too. Just fill a whole bunch of measures with 8th notes and then just add rests as you go along. mindless really. 3 notes and a rest, 2 notes and a rest, 3 notes and a rest, 5 notes and 2 rests, on and on.
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Go listen to my band.

www.myspace.com/giveupnothing

We have some pretty sweet breakdowns.
I just follow the guitar and do all the open notes. I'm usually doing it with the Bass drum, while the guitar does cool over tone stuff.

your band ain't got no songs.
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breakdowns ain't hardcore.



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Reign of Terror....

i stand by my statement. don't know who they are but they probably are second rate metal band that uses the name hardcore to seem more appealing.
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#15
Listen to bands who have good breakdowns.

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