As I recall, in my studies, we followed certain counterpoint rules as stated by Fuchs or Fuchs.what I meant by species, is at first one writes one line against another, then, progressing to one line against two lines, speaking verttically, as in the Bach Chorales. The species is then, I believe, a bass line, with more than just quarter notes against it, ie 2 notes against one, and so on.
So to get you in line with your best lines, here’s some helpful strategies for composing, sequencing and arranging the best basslines and building the rest of your track around it. The Parts of a Track. Composing good melodic and rhythmic elements starts with understanding the rest of your track and how those elements will fit with everything else. Generally, songs will contain the following.
Bass tablature for Catchy Blues Riff by Bass Lessons. Not yet rated.
Then you should learn the best bass guitar songs of all time! Musicians and listeners alike have their individual qualifications for an excellent bass song. Some people will assume that it is about the riff of the bass. For some, it would be the complexities that bring life to a song. A good bass can make you groove and dance to your feet.
There isn't a secret formula to writing a catchy hook, but you can try certain things to inspire one. Listen to masters of the catchy hook like The Beatles, The Beach Boys and The Ronettes. Take note of the types of words these artists use in their hooks, the number of syllables in those words and the common features of the rhythms.
However, so many bass lines these days only fulfill the former purpose, resulting in a solid foundation, but with no melodic interest. To achieve both of these roles simultaneously, use the theory hack from “One By One”, where Rationale grounds his bass line into the root note of each chord, before launching it into the melodic air for a few high notes. This creates an awesome 2-in-1 bass.
Listen to classics like Love Will Tear Us Apart and Ceremony and marvel at how catchy and clear the bass lines are. It’s no surprise, then, that Hooky’s distinctive pick work with Joy Division and New Order, most famously on Yamaha BB1200S 4-strings and Shergold Marathon 6-strings, has had such a huge impact on post-punk and new-wave bass.
Ah, the bassist: the member of the band that no one ever wants to interview (unless it’s Flea). They’re definitely the unappreciated middle child of the music world. So today, let’s right.