how would i be able to create a good bass line, i mean what are some theories that would help me create a good bass line. for example what should i play next after an A or a F#. and how does the circle of fifths work i dont quite understand the article on circle of fifths thanks!
What kind of music are you composing? If it's a blues you can do the root-third-fifth-sixth-octave-sixth-fifth-third-root boogie bassline. If it's classical you can do an Alberti bass or ostinato or whatever.

Generally the bassline follows the chords of the piece, unless you're in figured bass.
sorry i dont quite understand this, whats a third a fifth and a sixth?
Last edited by porpos at Aug 28, 2007,


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