#1
basically how do you find the root notes for chords? like im having a little trouble trying to write bass lines for already made guitar parts. my guitarist usually has to help me write bass lines and it's a little embaressing. when he is picking i usually just follow what he is playing, but for chords it usually takes me an hour to find the right notes to play during certain chords.. basically what im asking is for someone to offer a little help and make writing bass lines for guitar parts that are already made a little easier.. it would be very much appreciated!
#2
Ask for the names of the chords. Please, don't just play the root notes.
I <3 bangoodcharlotte

Quote by humperdunk
one time i let my cat has cheezburger. i thought it was pretty funny.
#3
most of the time its like this

---------------------------
---------------------------
---------------------------
5---------------------------
5---------------------------
3---------------------------


--------------------------
-------------------------
-----------------------
3-------------------------

get it?
#4
^ that would be the correct way to find the bass note; not necessarily the root.


The root is found by knowing how to make chords.


This is hard to put in one post/thread, but I attempted to do so in January.
Learn your music theory.


https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showthread.php?t=495392&highlight=chord
is what I wrote for a good starting point... hopefully. lol
Quote by casualty01
the RIAA can't shut us down, interpol can't shut us down. the U.S. gov't can't shut us down and CERTAINLY not YOU can shut us down.


BA in Music theory
MusicMan Bongo, SUB -> Orange Terror 1000 stack

Quote by waterproofpie
it's a UtBDan sandwich. Awwww yeah!
#5
hm watever the name of the chord is? So if it is a G your bass note would be a G on the 3rd fret of the 4th string. if the chord is a fraction, say C/G, then the denominator is what the bass is playing, and C is the root
#6
Ask for the names of the chords..
Last.FM

Quote by Applehead
There are some things in life that are universally "good":

Sex, pizza, the smell of fresh washing and slap bass.
#7
What if it's a tab or something and I can't "ask" for the name of the chord?
#8
then you read my post and learn how to form chords in theory rather than looking for a simple cheat sheet.
Quote by casualty01
the RIAA can't shut us down, interpol can't shut us down. the U.S. gov't can't shut us down and CERTAINLY not YOU can shut us down.


BA in Music theory
MusicMan Bongo, SUB -> Orange Terror 1000 stack

Quote by waterproofpie
it's a UtBDan sandwich. Awwww yeah!