airjord222
Registered User
Join date: Nov 2011
133 IQ
#1
Hi I really need help figuring out what to write. My friend really wants me to play this bass part ([forbidden link]) and it is almost impossible. I need to either learn this by next week or write a new part completely. I was thinking instead of going 14-11-0-0-0-0-0 in 32nd notes I could just do 14-14-14-14-14-14 a few times in 8th notes or 16th notes. I know I am not being descriptive but any help would be great! I also attached the file if for some reason you don't have flash player but you do have guitar pro.
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s6.gp5
tffan92
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Join date: May 2011
367 IQ
#2
Sometimes it sounds better for the bass to not follow everything the guitars are doing. So instead of playing that fast riff just chug out root notes and maybe add a little counterpoint.
airjord222
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Join date: Nov 2011
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#3
thanks but the guitar is playing all 32nd notes with open notes in between quick notes, maybe i should just play open 16th notes then?
MaggaraMarine
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Join date: Oct 2009
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#5
All I can say is that the GP5 looks awful. The tempo isn't 110, it's 220 which will make your 32nd notes 16th notes and a lot easier to read. Also the time signatures are marked wrong. 1/4 time signature just doesn't really exist. Or I see no point in marking that as 1/4. Whatever, this wasn't the main point of the thread.

Really, play what sounds good to you. Just try playing open 16th notes. I bet nobody's going to hear if you are playing open 32nd or 16th notes on bass. I don't think it changes the sound that much.
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jonathan.keeler
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#7
I just wrote in what I would play in this situation. The right hand is pretty much just doing semi-quavers now with pull offs every now and then.

I didn't go all the way through because you could probably get the jist pretty quickly.
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s6.gp5
LeakyFlask
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