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Bass Lines: 5 Ways to Create a Bass Line – Part I

Bass Lines: 5 Ways to Create a Bass Line – Part I

5 Ways to Create a Bass Line – Part I

Hello bass players and fans of bass playing!

This month we are going to cover the first of five parts on how to build a bass line.

Here are five examples of the most basic way to create a bass line. As you can see, the examples are using the root of each chord to set the groove. Each example is based on the same chord progression: C – Am – F – G.

Ex. 1

5 Ways to Create a Bass Line - Part I


Ex. 2

5 Ways to Create a Bass Line - Part I


Ex. 3

5 Ways to Create a Bass Line - Part I


Ex. 4

5 Ways to Create a Bass Line - Part I


Ex. 5

5 Ways to Create a Bass Line - Part I

That’s all! The first way to create a bass line is by grooving with the root note of the chord. This concept, like the following ones, can be applied to all musical genres.

Stay tuned for more great stuff in the next issue and keep in touch with #bassmusicianmag, #basslines, #bmmbasslines, #keepgrooving, #keepthegroovealive&kicking, #jdvinstrumental, #groovewars, #fullbassattack, #jdv, #boricuabass, #groovingtheworld, #bassgrooves, #groovemaniac.

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