Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Bassline

The bass and drums have a strong connection and Eurodance music makes no exception.

The bassline in Eurodance music follows some typical patterns, but feel free to experiment. I will show below some examples so you can get an idea about how it works.

The bassline outlines the notes of the chords. So you will build your bassline around the chords of your song.

Am  F Am G






Tips: use chord inversions to smooth the bassline and avoid jumping basslines! (first inversion chords are the most commonly used). Use the "contrary motion" in relation to the melody. If the melody goes up, then the bass line goes down, and vice versa.

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