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Title: Bass Lines and Drum Beats
Post by: Humbuck on December 15, 2010, 11:12:48 pm
Howdy.  The title is a bit general, but then again I guess the question is a bit general too.  Anyways, I was just wondering how you guys go about coming up with bass lines and drum beats.  Sometimes I'll write (what I think) is a decent guitar part, but then I can't come up with or find a drum beat to match (same with the bass line).  Are there any programs in particular anyone could recommend for backing loops or something? Thanks!
Title: Re: Bass Lines and Drum Beats
Post by: PunkRockerPenguin on December 27, 2010, 12:29:47 pm
I just mess around until I find a bass riff that sounds good and I can overlay it over the top.

Like if it's a set of powerchords (A, G, D) then I might do an A, G, D on the bass, then work around those three notes to make a riff to repeat over it.
Title: Re: Bass Lines and Drum Beats
Post by: marcusmarkmus on December 27, 2010, 04:34:46 pm
This is a fairly easy online drum machine ive used alot!

http://rinki.net/pekka/monkey/#

Title: Re: Bass Lines and Drum Beats
Post by: Humbuck on January 03, 2011, 03:16:51 pm
Ooooh! That drum machine is awesome.  Thanks for the link :). As for the bass, I'm actually thinking of picking up/borrowing one to fiddle around with it and get a feel for the instrument.  It can't be TOO different from a six string, can it?
Title: Re: Bass Lines and Drum Beats
Post by: TB-AV on January 03, 2011, 07:36:47 pm
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It can't be TOO different from a six string, can it?

It's a different mindset. The notes are in the same place. Completely different technique.
Title: Re: Bass Lines and Drum Beats
Post by: Endureth on February 27, 2011, 05:51:18 am
It can't be TOO different from a six string, can it?

It has a different role.
Title: Re: Bass Lines and Drum Beats
Post by: curry chips97 on July 07, 2011, 02:35:19 pm
As for the bass, I'm actually thinking of picking up/borrowing one to fiddle around with it and get a feel for the instrument.
I bought a bass of my mate for £30 just so i could finish songs with. It really does help. As for the drums, i would go to my other friends house and play him my guitar and bass lines and ask him to give me a beat to go with it. (there both in a band already so i cant form one with them  :()
If you dont know a drumer or bassist then get a cheap bass and use that drum machine