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    Generic bass line

    Post deals with bass guitar and a generic bass line for the entire song.

    Los Boleros' post (Strickly Clave) http://www.ibreathemusic.com/forums/...ad.php?t=18377 brought up something I've been searching for - THE generic bass line for when I'm jamming. I do a lot of jamming with no sheet music on stage, i.e. everyone is winging it - therefore nailing the chord changes is hit or miss at best.

    Los Boleros talked about using a G-C-D-C or R-4-5-4 generic bass line for each measure. Got me to thinking...... Being based upon the I IV V IV chords I'm hoping this has something that I can expand upon.

    Then in this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g35zS1tVO3o my ear picks up what I think is a generic bass line used through out the entire song. So.....

    1. Is that what you guys hear. Jon your ear is much better than mine, what do you hear in this bass line.
    2. Your thoughts on using one generic bass line over all the chords. Is that something I should/could pursue?


    Last edited by Malcolm; 09-11-2011 at 01:50 PM.

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