BASS LINES: DISCO – Basic Bass Patterns
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What is Disco music?
Disco is a genre of dance music that emerged in the 1970s from the United States’ urban nightlife scene.
One of the most common techniques for disco music on the bass are the use of the octaves and the double note octave lines.
Grab your bass and let’s start to play the basic groove and their variations!
Fig. 1 – The use of the octaves. This is the basic groove for Disco.
Fig. 2 – This is the most common variation using the double note octaves lines.
Fig. 3 – The combination of the octaves and the double note octaves lines.
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