#1
What is bass? Is it just a note an octave or two lower? Does bass hit the same notes as the regular guitar or the vocals? I know it sometimes does a different melody, but it serve its purpose and is it alright, if it just plays octaves?
#3
Bass - emphasize chord tones

So roots, thirds, fifths, sevenths, etc etc.

There is no defined method for bass playing. Just do what sounds best and feels natural.
#4
But octaves always feel good and natural with each other. So if I write a guitar melody and know nothing about the bass, but want to add it, will the octaves work?
#5
It'd probably sound a bit weird if you do it throughout your tune. Figure out some chords that the guitar melody fits over, than have the bass play the root note of the chords.
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