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Jim S.
post Mar 7 2015, 12:36 AM
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QUOTE (Bogdan Radovic @ Mar 6 2015, 09:28 AM) *
That sounds like a very cool song idea/riff! smile.gif

If I would be jamming with you, I'd find the underlying chord(s) behind those licks and probably stick to a driving, root note driven groove using mostly straight 8th notes. I think that would compliment the main guitar rhythm and reinforce the pedal note bottom which guitar is gravitating towards as well in between the riff/lick notes on higher strings. Since guitar is playing a lot/complex lines, bass would need to be as simple as possible to provide good basis for a song.

I'd play something similar to a bass line in this song:



For some reason the video is not available in my country. But I knew exactly what you meant about the bass. When I sent this idea to an auditioning bassist he was surprised that it was only 1 or 2 chords.

Take Cliffs of Dover by eric j, I learned this once and when I played it for my dad who plays bass, he pretty quickly picked out the chord progression. I could play the lead but couldn't decipher the progression.

Thanks Bogdan! Have a good weekend
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post Mar 13 2015, 02:59 PM
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Hi bud, i dont know if you tried this, but try and reach out to any college around you as well, there will be someone there wanting to play music, that's how i found one, i went to the music kids and everything kind of went from there
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post Mar 23 2015, 10:41 AM
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QUOTE (Drag0nz&meTaL @ Mar 13 2015, 02:59 PM) *
Hi bud, i dont know if you tried this, but try and reach out to any college around you as well, there will be someone there wanting to play music, that's how i found one, i went to the music kids and everything kind of went from there


+1 on this.

I think having a bit of offline approach can also work really well and possibly get you some interesting candidates.
What you could also do is go around rehearsal spaces in your area and ask if you can put up the ad in their studio. Lots of musicians go through those studios and maybe someone will be interested in taking up another band or just referring someone.

BTW - do you have any musician friends locally who you can ask if they know anyone? I have found that band members which were found this way (through knowing them from before or via friends) were the best choice and stayed for the longest time in the band/project.


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