#1
Hello! My song is already recorded and out on the CD (In sweden) in just about 7 days..
But i thought to put in the so called "B-Side" but a remix on the song..
change the Bass line to a groovier and cooler sound.. but i don't know how to since I'm not the best on scales..
Right now the bass is playing like the guitar and that sounds quite boring..

Could you tell me what notes I could play around on or help me with the whole riff..

If you have guitar pro you could send it if you want...
It's got Tempo: 76
But the chord strumming is quite fast for that tempo..

The chords the guitar strums around on is:

E|-0-|
B|-2-|
G|-2-|
D|-2-|
A|---|
E|---|

E|---|
B|-0-|
G|-0-|
D|-2-|
A|-2-|
E|-0-|

E|-2-|
B|-3-|
G|-2-|
D|-0-|
A|---|
E|---|

E|---|
B|-1-|
G|-0-|
D|-2-|
A|-3-|
E|---|

It's different strummings in the verse and chorus but the same chords..

in the bridge it goes like this:

G chord
E|-3-|
B|-3-|
G|-0-|
D|-0-|
A|-2-|
E|-3-|

and Cadd9
E|-3-|
B|-3-|
G|-0-|
D|-2-|
A|-3-|
E|-0-|

Thanks!
#3
Stick to the root notes, and play in the mode (major/minor etc.). It should turn out fine if you follow that. Thats were most bass lines come from. I would have to hear the whole song to really tell you much more than that.


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#5
Export the MIDI file from Guitar Pro and post that... I don't have Guitar Pro, but if you sent the MIDI, I would be able to help you out more.


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#7
You could put it into a .zip file and then attatch it to your post here, or you could put it up on a site like megaupload.

To put it in a .zip file, export the midi, go to the file, and right click it. Go down to "Send To" and select "Compressed (Zipped) Folder". A new folder with a zipper should show up. Then, when you go to Ultimate Guitar to post, click the "Go Advanced" button. Scroll down to the "Attatch Files" section. Click manage attatchments, go to "Browse", find the file, and click "Upload". It should show up in the Attach Files box afterwards. It might take a while to upload. Then type your message, and click "Submit Reply".


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#9
The only valid file extensions on UG are:
Valid file extensions: bmp gif jpe jpeg jpg pdf png psd txt zip

In WinRAR (assuming thats what you're using) there should be some kind of option to use zip instead of rar.


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#10
There you go..
But!
Remember, It's not the real song.. the real song is a bit different but almost the same..
the same chords and diretion of them and so on..
But the real song is already released on our CD!
this is just the Bass Remix
Attachments:
Song of Truth.zip
#11
I'm going to play around with different basslines... i'll edit this post when I get an idea that sounds cool. Do you want me to post a whole song, or just what chords to fool with?


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#13
How about I export the midi from the bass line I used and attatch it here?
One more question... when do vocals come in?


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#15
EDIT: Nevermind, I'm done.

In the .zip, there is the powertab file (songoftruth.ptb), and the midi file of the whole song (songoftruthbass.midi)

I'm giving you the powertab just incase you have Powertabs.

In Guitar Pro, import the bass midi to the bass track. I'm not sure how that works, but it should be able to take the midi and make it into a tab. Just in case, here is the tab:


                            SONG OF TRUTH (Bassline)


Gtr I (E A D G) - 'Untitled'

  Q=76
 4/4
  Gtr I
  Q E S E. E E E   Q E S E E E. s s   Q E S E. s s S s s S   Q.  Q. S S S S
|----------------|------------------|---7---7------7-----7-|-------------------|
|----------------|-----------2------|-----7----7-7---7-7---|-----7--7-6-4------|
|-----4-7--4-----|-------0-2----0-2-|-5--------------------|--------------7----|
|-5-5--------5-3-|-0-2-3------------|----------------------|-5-----------------|


  Q  E S E. E E E   Q  E S E E E. s s
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------2------|
|------4-7--4-----|--------0-2----0-2-|
|-5--5--------5-3-|-0--2-3------------|


  Q  E S E. s s S s s S   Q.   Q.   S S S S
|----7---7------7-----7-|-------------------|
|------7----7-7---7-7---|------7----7-6-4---|
|-5---------------------|-----------------7-|
|-----------------------|-5-----------------|


  Q  E S E. E E E   Q  E S E E E. s s
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------2------|
|------4-7--4-----|--------0-2----0-2-|
|-5--5--------5-3-|-0--2-3------------|


  Q  E S E. s s S s s S   Q.   Q.   S S S S
|----7---7------7-----7-|-------------------|
|------7----7-7---7-7---|------7----7-6-4---|
|-5---------------------|-----------------7-|
|-----------------------|-5-----------------|


  Q  E S E S Q.     e e E S E. E E S S
|-----------------|-------7S9--9-7-7---|
|-----------------|-----7------------7-|
|-5--5-x-5-x-5----|-5-5----------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|


  e e E E s e. S S E   e e E S E. E E S S   H.    E S S
|--------------------|--------------------|-------------|
|-----7--------------|---------2--2-2-----|-------------|
|-------x-7-7--4-5-4-|-----0-2--------2---|---------4---|
|-5-5----------------|-0-0--------------3-|-0---------7-|


  Q  E S E. E E E   Q  E S E E E. s s
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------2------|
|------4-7--4-----|--------0-2----0-2-|
|-5--5--------5-3-|-0--2-3------------|


  Q  E S E. s s S s s S   Q.   Q.   S S S S
|----7---7------7-----7-|-------------------|
|------7----7-7---7-7---|------7----7-6-4---|
|-5---------------------|-----------------7-|
|-----------------------|-5-----------------|


  Q  E S E. E E E   Q  E S E E E. s s
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------2------|
|------4-7--4-----|--------0-2----0-2-|
|-5--5--------5-3-|-0--2-3------------|


  Q  E S E. s s S s s S   Q.   Q.   S S S S
|----7---7------7-----7-|-------------------|
|------7----7-7---7-7---|------7----7-6-4---|
|-5---------------------|-----------------7-|
|-----------------------|-5-----------------|


  Q  E S E S Q.     e e E S E. E E S S
|-----------------|-------7S9--9-7-7---|
|-----------------|-----7------------7-|
|-5--5-x-5-x-5----|-5-5----------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|


  e e E E s e. S S E   e e E S E. E E S S   H.      E S S
|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|
|-----7--------------|---------2--2-2-----|----------------|
|-------x-7-7--4-5-4-|-----0-2--------2---|----------------|
|-5-5----------------|-0-0--------------3-|-0---------1-2--|


  H.   E S S   H.   E S S   H.   E S S   W          W       W
|------------|------------|------------|--------|--------|------|
|--------0-2-|--------0-2-|--------0-2-|--------|--------|------|
|------------|------------|------------|--------|--------|------|
|-3----------|-8----------|-3----------|-8------|--------|------|


  Q  E S E. E E E   Q  E S E E E. s s
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------2------|
|------4-7--4-----|--------0-2----0-2-|
|-5--5--------5-3-|-0--2-3------------|


  Q  E S E. s s S s s S   Q.   Q.   S S S S
|----7---7------7-----7-|-------------------|
|------7----7-7---7-7---|------7----7-6-4---|
|-5---------------------|-----------------7-|
|-----------------------|-5-----------------|


  Q  E S E. E E E   Q  E S E E E. s s
|-----------------|-------------------|
|-----------------|------------2------|
|------4-7--4-----|--------0-2----0-2-|
|-5--5--------5-3-|-0--2-3------------|


  Q  E S E. s s S s s S   Q.   Q.   S S S S
|----7---7------7-----7-|-------------------|
|------7----7-7---7-7---|------7----7-6-4---|
|-5---------------------|-----------------7-|
|-----------------------|-5-----------------|


  Q  E S E S Q.     e e E S E. E E S S   e e E E s e. S S E
|-----------------|-------7S9--9-7-7---|--------------------|
|-----------------|-----7------------7-|-----7--------------|
|-5--5-x-5-x-5----|-5-5----------------|-------x-7-7--4-5-4-|
|-----------------|--------------------|-5-5----------------|


  Q  E S E S Q.     e e E E s e. S S E
|-----------------|--------------------|-|
|-----------------|-----7--------------|-|
|-5--5-x-5-x-5----|-------x-7-7--4-5-4-|-|
|-----------------|-5-5----------------|-|


  Q  E S E S Q.     e e E S E. E E S S
|-----------------|-------7S9--9-7-7---|
|-----------------|-----7------------7-|
|-5--5-x-5-x-5----|-5-5----------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|


  e e E E s e. S S E   e e E S E. E E S S   H.      E S S
|--------------------|--------------------|----------------|
|-----7--------------|---------2--2-2-----|----------------|
|-------x-7-7--4-5-4-|-----0-2--------2---|----------------|
|-5-5----------------|-0-0--------------3-|-0---------1-2--|


  Q  E S E S Q.     e e E S E. E E S S
|-----------------|-------7S9--9-7-7---|
|-----------------|-----7------------7-|
|-5--5-x-5-x-5----|-5-5----------------|
|-----------------|--------------------|


  e e E E s e. S S E   e e E S E. E E S S   H.      E
|--------------------|--------------------|--------------|
|-----7--------------|---------2--2-2-----|-2------------|
|-------x-7-7--4-5-4-|-----0-2--------2---|-2------------|
|-5-5----------------|-0-0--------------3-|-0------------|


Duration Legend
---------------
W - whole; H - half; Q - quarter; E - 8th; S - 16th; T - 32nd; X - 64th; a - acciaccatura
+ - note tied to previous; . - note dotted; .. - note double dotted
Uncapitalized letters represent notes that are staccato (1/2 duration)
Irregular groupings are notated above the duration line
Duration letters will always appear directly above the note/fret number it represents the
duration for.  Duration letters with no fret number below them represent rests.  Multi-
bar rests are notated in the form Wxn, where n is the number of bars to rest for.  Low
melody durations appear below the staff

Tablature Legend
----------------
 h   - hammer-on
 p   - pull-off
 b   - bend
 pb  - pre-bend
 r   - bend release (if no number after the r, then release immediately)
 /\  - slide into or out of (from/to "nowhere")
 s   - legato slide
 S   - shift slide
<n>  - natural harmonic
[n]  - artificial harmonic
n(n) - tapped harmonic
 ~   - vibrato
 tr  - trill
 T   - tap
 TP  - trem. picking
 PM  - palm muting
\n/  - tremolo bar dip; n = amount to dip
 \n  - tremolo bar down
 n/  - tremolo bar up
/n\  - tremolo bar inverted dip
 =   - hold bend; also acts as connecting device for hammers/pulls
 <>  - volume swell (louder/softer)
 x   - on rhythm slash represents muted slash
 o   - on rhythm slash represents single note slash

Misc Legend
-----------
 |  - bar
||  - double bar
||o - repeat start
o|| - repeat end
*|  - double bar (ending)
 :  - bar (freetime)
 $  - Segno
 &  - Coda
Tempo markers - <E/E./Q/Q./H/H.> = BPM(8/16=s8/s16), where s8 = swing 8ths, s16 = swing 16ths
 


If you need anything else, just ask!
Attachments:
songoftruth.zip


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#16
but then you've got to tab it right.. you know.. 4/4 thingy..
8 notes? 4 notes? you know all that ****..
#18
I don't get it.. can't ju just put:
1 & 2 & 3 & 4 & | 1 & 2 & and so on...
instead of:
e e E E Q Q...
I don't get any of it even when i'm reading the duration legend..
plax!
#19
Just open the midi file in Guitar Pro.... everything should work fine... And I didn't put the Q's and W's and stuff... powertabs did.

If you want, you could also download powertabs, and open the other file i put in that folder. http://www.power-tab.net/


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#20
Uhm.. after listening to the song..
the bassline was perfect!
but.. i don't think any bassist could remember all that and play it..
cause we might play on our gig in a couple of weeks..
either i'll play the bass (can't remember that bassline) or my friend will (he's got less memory than i do)..
I'm sorry.. it sounded cool but too hard..
some things though that you repeated was OK.. since I could remember those parts..
couldn't you do another one with like riffs that you play on?
#21
There were only 3 riffs to that whole song:
Verse riff
Chorus riff
Interlude riff
So it shouldn't be that bad to remember.
couldn't you do another one with like riffs that you play on?

I don't know what you mean by that

And in case you still can't get the timing down:





EDIT: A few more comments:
1) The bassline took 5 minutes to write, the power tab took 55 minutes to make.
2) It was basically just improvising, so your bassist could just improvise in the modes/scales/chords that you were playing in. Thats exactly how I wrote it.

Have fun, and good luck with your show!


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#23
I did it once and spent an hour on it. I'm not going to do it again. Sorry! I have a life outside of writing OTHER people's basslines.

You said you wanted an interesting bass line, and I tried my best based off the information you gave me.


Dictator For Life of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Yertle to join.
#24
ok.. I'll have to make another bassline then.. :/
Can't someone else help me?



Please don't double post. Use the edit button under your name. Second message merged. Next time, warning.
#25
Incubus is far too helpful. Don't waste this bassline, suck it up, work for an hour, and MEMORIZE it.
Ernie Ball Musicman Stingray > Digitech BP200 > Gallien Krueger 400RBIII/115

Co-President of the fIREHOSE fANCLUB. PM Me, Tedrick, or Incubus_Science to join.

Quote by crazypeanutman

damn yertle, you got some groove
#26
ehm.. tha bassline was good and all.. but all i wanted was the riffs splitted up so it's easier to remember..
#27
Dude your a waste of time. I feel sorry for incubcus to have helped you and you not even show a ounce of gratitude. That was a very easy bassline, suck it up and improv with it if you dont want to memorize. If you think thats too hard, you shouldnt even be releasing a cd.

_____________________________________________
#28
Quote by Master KaKaN
ehm.. tha bassline was good and all.. but all i wanted was the riffs splitted up so it's easier to remember..


yes. thats what hes done.

Quote by Incubus_SCIENCE
There were only 3 riffs to that whole song:
Verse riff
Chorus riff
Interlude riff
So it shouldn't be that bad to remember.