Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Bass, how to play bass for any song
alfredsuresh
post Mar 6 2013, 03:10 PM
Post #1


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 72
Joined: 13-August 11
Member No.: 13.606



Hello GMC,

Actually i never tried the bass parts of the any songs . Can anyone help how to play bass for the songs.

thank you
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post Mar 6 2013, 03:17 PM
Post #2


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



Hi Alfred - check out my bass lessons syllabus here if you are planning to get into playing bass guitar: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...=29466&st=0

The easy approach would be :

1. Find out the chords of the song you wish yo play
2. To jam with the bass along the song, you would essentially only need to play a root note of each chord (here is a lesson on root notes)

For example if the song goes like this : Am - F - G - Am
...to jam along the song you would only need to play these notes on bass : A - F - G - A ....in a rhythm that follows the song/drums.


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
alfredsuresh
post Mar 6 2013, 03:34 PM
Post #3


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 72
Joined: 13-August 11
Member No.: 13.606



QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Mar 6 2013, 02:17 PM) *
Hi Alfred - check out my bass lessons syllabus here if you are planning to get into playing bass guitar: https://www.guitarmasterclass.net/guitar_fo...=29466&st=0

The easy approach would be :

1. Find out the chords of the song you wish yo play
2. To jam with the bass along the song, you would essentially only need to play a root note of each chord (here is a lesson on root notes)

For example if the song goes like this : Am - F - G - Am
...to jam along the song you would only need to play these notes on bass : A - F - G - A ....in a rhythm that follows the song/drums.




Thank you for response..

the song i am trying is in the Key of D major. And in the song E major and Em is also used. so i am confused?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Mar 6 2013, 03:35 PM
Post #4


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.857
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



The right guy has answered your question! Once you can follow the progression playing the root of each chord you can start using the arpeggios of them to make even more interesting bass lines. Bogdan's Bass course is very complete so you have all the information there.
Let us know if this is clear now! smile.gif


--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
alfredsuresh
post Mar 6 2013, 03:41 PM
Post #5


GMC:er
*

Group: Members
Posts: 72
Joined: 13-August 11
Member No.: 13.606



QUOTE (Gabriel Leopardi @ Mar 6 2013, 02:35 PM) *
The right guy has answered your question! Once you can follow the progression playing the root of each chord you can start using the arpeggios of them to make even more interesting bass lines. Bogdan's Bass course is very complete so you have all the information there.
Let us know if this is clear now! smile.gif





will start today Bogdan's bass lessons .. smile.gif

smile.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Gabriel Leopardi
post Mar 6 2013, 03:41 PM
Post #6


Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 28.857
Joined: 3-March 07
From: Argentina
Member No.: 1.289



QUOTE (alfredsuresh @ Mar 6 2013, 11:34 AM) *
Thank you for response..

the song i am trying is in the Key of D major. And in the song E major and Em is also used. so i am confused?


If the tonality is D major, the common choice would be E minor, but E Major chord can appear as something that in harmony is called "Modal Interchange". This means that you take a chord from another modal tonality where the root is also D. In this case it seems that the composer took E major chord from the Lydian mode. Modal Interchange is very interesting and adds too many possibilities and colours to progressions.

What's the song? Could you please share it and also the whole progression?



--------------------
My lessons

Do you need a Guitar Plan?
Join Gab's Army

Check my band:Cirse
Check my soundcloud:Soundcloud

Please subscribe to my:Youtube Channel
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Bogdan Radovic
post Mar 6 2013, 03:46 PM
Post #7


Bass & Beginner Instructor
Group Icon

Group: GMC Instructor
Posts: 15.612
Joined: 30-November 07
From: Belgrade, Serbia
Member No.: 3.410



My advise would be to check out our Theory board. You can post any questions you might have about the chord progression and theory behind it and get a quick answer : click here to post a question
_________________

If you have both E and Em - when it comes to bass jamming, you can still play root note E over both those chords.


--------------------
For GMC support please email support (at) guitarmasterclass.net
Check out my lessons and my instructor board.
Check out my beginner guitar lessons course! ; Take a bass course now!
My solo and band songs : Keep Going On, Night Vibe, Kad Te Vidim, Susret, Plava Silueta
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 


RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 29th May 2017 - 03:05 AM