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Post  ClaytonMUSE on Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:00 pm

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Post  willba on Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:55 pm

Im pretty clueless with theory. Never had a problem with jamming though, I just played along and adjusted when something sounded wrong, when your in the wrong key or something you will know it, it just wont sound right.

If needs be just watch what the guitarist is playing and play the root note, then add little fills accordingly thats what I started off with.
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Post  lololiet on Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:06 pm

You could always start with the root note(the note with the same name as the chord the're playing) that's always safe. If they play a measure of one chord you can start by just playing a root note on the first beat of the measure and improvising the rest of the measure, you'll hear it when you go out of tune 'n stuff but as long as you keep a root note on the One you've got a fundament.

Or, according to Bootsy's Basic Funk Formula: Gotta keep it to the one, baby.

BTW: A Manc Nirvana would be epic.
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Post  Bass Mon on Tue Nov 16, 2010 8:05 pm

lololiet wrote:Or, according to Bootsy's Basic Funk Formula: Gotta keep it to the one, baby.
that the rule I live by

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Post  SuperMaximo93 on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:00 pm

willba wrote:Im pretty clueless with theory. Never had a problem with jamming though, I just played along and adjusted when something sounded wrong, when your in the wrong key or something you will know it, it just wont sound right.
+1
At a very basic level, all theory does really is decrease your chances of playing something that sounds wrong

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Post  ClaytonMUSE on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:04 pm

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Post  ClaytonMUSE on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:43 pm

Cheers man.

I've just noticed, we're all 16. Yay

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Post  lololiet on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:46 pm

With a bit of luck we're the next generation of rock stars...

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Post  ClaytonMUSE on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:48 pm

I'm just waiting for my first car. I'll be straight down the swimming baths and into the pool with it. Maybe throw my tv out of my window...

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Post  lololiet on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:52 pm

I've already dyed my hair blue, not much maybe, but it is a start..
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Post  ClaytonMUSE on Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:54 pm

I almost did that as a personal ode to Matt Bellamy... I decided against it but I always think about it when I see him live in his blue hair period.

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Post  willba on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:07 pm

ClaytonMUSE wrote:I almost did that as a personal ode to Matt Bellamy... I decided against it but I always think about it when I see him live in his blue hair period.

What about him with red hair Smile
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Post  ClaytonMUSE on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:19 pm

There's already 2 guys in my college in all my lessons with red hair Razz I'd just look like a copycat.

There's also the bleached hair... So many options

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Post  Pippynip on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:50 pm


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Post  SuperMaximo93 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:36 am

I think this hair discussion should be moved to the 'Anything!' thread! We should be talking about writing basslines here! Smile

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Post  Dropthelines585 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:58 am

I've rocked a mo hawk for a few years. Had dreads for a while. Now I"m rockin a beard.
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Post  ClaytonMUSE on Wed Nov 17, 2010 5:19 pm

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Post  DavidM96 on Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:39 pm

what i do is, depending on the genre, just look at what the guitar is doing (id only use this for punk like styles). As for other genres, just look at the root note and play something in that key that matches what the guitar is playing
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Post  Pippynip on Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:34 pm

One thing you could do is, when it comes to it, ask the guitarist what chords he is using for a particular song and then ask him which notes are in those chords (if you don't know). The strongest basslines are those which are built around chords.

Have a look at this -> http://www.studybass.com/lessons/bass-chord-patterns/

Start with the first block and work your way through. Smile

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Post  danthewelshy on Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:15 am

First and foremost have the groove of the song locked in with the drummer. Then make the correct note choices. Do you have a cheap multi-track recorder or anything? As you could get the guitarist to put the song ideas on there so you can work on them at home as well.

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