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Post  The Risky on Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:10 pm

I've been thinking about this for quite a while now, and since the forum has sutch awsome/pro people,help me.

How do i improve a bassline?Lets say i have a riff or w/e with tabs sutch as
A:-----9-----7----
E:-----------------7
Then how do improve on them?And i mean like adding things in it so it wont sound so plain.


And One more thing.2 Days ago i was working around my dads new house (tearing down walls etc.) when i accidentaly hit my self on the finger with a hammer,when i got home,then it somehow went into blister.The blood formed on my finger under the skin,so i popped it.When i held my bass,it stinged alot.Since i have a gig in 4 days,how do i get rid of this?I've heared people filling they're holes ( so to say) with hot glue,is it true?can i try it?Or do i put tape around my finger?If i dont get it fixed,it will effect us/me alot and this is a Major step on the bands career.

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Re: Improving a bassline

Post  willba on Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:26 pm

There are loads of things you can do to improve a riff, the main ones are:

-string bends
-pull offs
-hammer ons
-sometimes playing the octave of the note sounds pretty cool i find
-playing around with timing, as in playing notes more frequently or in bursts etc.

As for your finger you could just play with a pick, put some tape on it as a temporary fix. Which finger is it?
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Post  The Risky on Mon Nov 15, 2010 7:03 pm

its my left hand,the middle finger.

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Post  willba on Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:59 pm

Hmmm, you could try trying to leave it out when playing. I think tape would ruin the sound
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Post  lololiet on Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:07 pm

No, I think you should try putting some tape around it, I don't think it'll affect your sound that much and it's better than nothing.
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