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Jenny was a friend of mine, BASS LINE

Discussion in 'Music, Box Office, TV & Books' started by djmc0, 14 Sep 2009.

  1. djmc0


    Joined: 6 Sep 2007

    Posts: 2,886

    So, bassist of OcUK, Am I the only the one that loves this bassline? Don't get me wrong I am no n00b, Portrait of Tracy.. Mastered, any Flea track, mastered, Victor Wooten is a project on going But what a great bassline? No?
  2. alex24


    Joined: 1 Jan 2008

    Posts: 10,795

    I liked it a lot when I started learning bass, but you move on I suppose. Quite satisfying to play I guess.
  3. Smithy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 9 Mar 2006

    Posts: 1,519

    Those big octave jumps are pleasing to the ear. A good example of a simple yet effective technique.
  4. simisker


    Joined: 27 Oct 2002

    Posts: 3,533

    Location: At the fulcrum of humdrum

    Ah, so that's what this song is :D

    Yeah, the high-register Eflat-F-Gflat bit provides a distinctive hook; it gives the song a bit of much-needed character :)

    I think all bass players have a fondness for the odd low-falutin', few-frills bassline. My recent favourite is from the verse of Red Sparowes' "Buildings Began To Stretch Wide Across The Sky...", a deceptively simple arpeggiated phrase that pedals around an E-G-E sequence while underpinning some epic post-rock guitars. While straightforward note- and rhythm-wise, it's a good workout [especially for the pinky!] and fun to play.

    Nice vid of it here, with bass-player focus [they're playing it a bit fast, mind :eek:]: