#1
Hi all. I'm a guitar player, but I like to dabble in bass, too. However, when I play, I feel like I'm just playing basic stuff and not really adding much. My question is are there any ways I can play with more of a groove?
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#2
try to feel what ur playing move with it stick tight to the drum beat play u can play arpeggios n add fills but u have to remember to tie the rest of the band to the drums
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#3
focus on the drums more than the guitar. also, try to fill in space with your sound. but don't go over the top. you need to take rests and pauses. it's just like having a conversation.
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#4
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it's just like having a conversation.



You know...that's probably the best analogy I've heard on the topic. And it's even more like a conversation if you start trading licks with the guitarist
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focus on the drums more than the guitar. also, try to fill in space with your sound. but don't go over the top. you need to take rests and pauses. it's just like having a conversation.


Damn good explanation, best way I've seen it put yet.
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focus on the drums more than the guitar. also, try to fill in space with your sound. but don't go over the top. you need to take rests and pauses. it's just like having a conversation.


This man knows what he is talking about.

It can be difficult to find the right notes, though. Even if you know some theory it can still be tough.
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focus on the drums more than the guitar. also, try to fill in space with your sound. but don't go over the top. you need to take rests and pauses. it's just like having a conversation.


My god man, you have just made every drummer on the planet a happy person. Great advice all round.
#10
Dynamics. Take roots, then add volume and emphasis changes, as well as pauses. Then choose roots to let those ynamics flow (classically, acsending patterns for increasing volume and visa versa).
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