#1
So when i make a bassline, i focus to play the notes that the chords or arpeggios/melody consist of. My problem is that it never sounds good. The only way it fits the song is when i just play 1 or 2 notes under each chord. So how do i make a good bassline?

Ill post a guitar pro file of an example riff i just made up for the sake of this. The bassline follows the arpeggios/chords the guitar is playing (how i usally would do it). The bass sounds good by itself, but it just sound disturbing with the guitar.
Attachments:
FOT style 7th chord riff .gpx
#3
IMO topics like these fit this board because a bassline has everything to do with music theory but unfortunately I, myself, can't help you much.
#4
I'd be happy to write one for you, but I have gp5... Am I able to open this file?
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#6
I'd also be happy to try and write something, but I can't open this with GP5... can you save it in a gp5 format, or midi, or something?
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#7
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I'd also be happy to try and write something, but I can't open this with GP5... can you save it in a gp5 format, or midi, or something?

I can try when i get home, but the gp file wast really inportant at all. It was just a little example of how i would make a bassline, but my problem is very well explained in the first post, so the file isnt realy neccecary.
#8
Just listened to the gp5 file, I think the bass sounds pretty good actually.
It's normal to focus on chord tones with the bass, I guess you could do something such as add in other scale tones to link them together. It's really too much of a general question to give a concise answer to, because writing a good bass line depends on many factors and is different for each song. Your best bet would be to listen to music you like and analyse the bass lines.
#9
well, I did not get to hear it, so here go some basic tips
Chord tones and arpeggios are a good way to start
Use approach notes, both diatonic and chromatic
Work the rhythm together with the drums
Clever use of inversions always leads to interesting, melodic basslines
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