can some one write me a bass line for these chords please as i am not very good at it

the chords are:

capo on 4th
C E Am F

in that order

4/4 beat
libertines style

capo on 4th
so are the chords relative to the capo or what ? (ie. If you mean "C chrod", do you mean you play an actual C major chord (which is rather inproficient with that capo position), or do you mean you just play the C major chordSHAPE relative to that position (which would make the chords an E maj, G# maj, C# min, A maj)

gotta be clear on that.

Also, what constitutes a "libertines style" for you ? Look at some of their basstabs to find common ideas they'll play and fit them to your song. Also, it's better to speak of a "pop/punk/rock"-style, as not many people associate ONE specific sound with the Libertines (if at all). How do you play your chords ? Is the song fast, slow, funky, punk-8ths, offbeat, etc... these are all things to be taken into consideration if you want a useful bassline (that's why it's advised to post tab, GP or PT version, or a recording to go along).

Also, if you want to make basslines for yourself (and you should, it's a) not that hard if you build up your ability from the basics and invest some time in analyzing other songs and b) one day you'll want to be able to make your own basslines, and how can you if you don't start ? Also, if you're in a band, the dedicated bassist can do that. If you're not in a band but need basslines, see point a)) -
Start with a basic rootnote bassline, that means playing just the root note of the overlying guitar chords. That's bread and butter, what a bassist does at least 50% of the time (depending on genre), and hey, it works. Depending of the rhythm style your song is in, you can play the bassline in a stream of constant eight notes or have it mirror the guitar rhythm more closely (you can also have the bass play a counter-rhythm, but hey, start slow). If you got the rootnotes down and the song calls for more, connect the bassline bars with some other notes (taken from the key scale, or with some 'dirty' chromatics if the song calls for it). If you want some variation within the bars you can make up specific riff patterns in the bassline. Bringing in the fifth of the chord, for example, is a common move.
Well, I could go on and on, but anyways...

All those considerations are best done if you try to jam up the bassline. Loop your guitar chord progression (either tab it into a program like Guitar Pro, Powertab, etc.) or record it on tape/computer. Then start playing along to that like a bassist. Find out what works and what doesn't...
well thanks for tht yeh great thanks
Last edited by mcdaderrr at Jun 3, 2008,
to be honest i think you should shut up
ya plum

"all these things have to be taken into consideration"

eat ****

...yeah that's definitely a rational way to respond.
yeah f**k you man (threadstarter), you come to this site, can't have been here more than 3 days and already you are acting like a jackass when someone gives you advice. Grow up man
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