#1
Hi, title basically explains what I want. Sorry if a thread has been on this but I couldn't find any. Anyways, I'm writing a song for my band on guitar pro and I need to put in bass. Since, I've never really touched a bass or know how to play one well, I have no idea how to put it into my song. My bass player is gone for about two weeks and I kind of want to finish this song. So, if somebody can help me out it would be much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Also, I'm playing in dropped C so should the basse be tuned down 2 steps? Or is that going to give a really horrible sound?
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Last edited by CaptainOfSmug at Feb 2, 2007,
#2
You can tune the bass however you want, but the obvious thing would be to use the same tuning as the guitar.

Common Bassline Ideas:
For a single-note based riff, just play said riff on the bass.
For a single-note based riff, harmonize with said riff and create a very cool sound.
For a chord progression, even power chords, play the root note.
For a chord progression, play odd root notes that change the chords above. For example, under an Am7 chord, play F and make the entire sound Fmaj7.
#3
I dont play bass but, Im assuming you would use some of the same notes, and a simple riff that goes with it like

say Guitar 6E=2-5-0 and then use 2 and 5 and maybe play a note up higher in pitch for bass?
#4
What about riffs that go like this 5 5 5 then on the lowest string it's 000
would I Just have the bass play the 5's, or the zeros? Also, then when it come to tremolo picking, would I just play the same note just not as many times? I'm not sure if I explained that that well, but I think it's understandable.
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#5
Quote by CaptainOfSmug
What about riffs that go like this 5 5 5 then on the lowest string it's 000
would I Just have the bass play the 5's, or the zeros? Also, then when it come to tremolo picking, would I just play the same note just not as many times? I'm not sure if I explained that that well, but I think it's understandable.
Yes/You could on all points.