Ok, so due to COVID and everyone working at home, the marketing department of my company decided to make a treat to all employees by creating a song poking fun at some characters of our company and the company itself. One member of said department knows I play bass and tasked me to create a bassline (oof) and help out with the lyrics (institutional sarcasm, sign me in).
I have no problem creating a bassline when I’m noodling and playing for myself. This is a first, where I have to create a supporting bassline to someone else’s track. And now I have this, which is FMaj7 and G6 and I’m at a loss.
Nothing that I do sounds good. Tried roots, roots and 5ths, noodling between roots 3rds and 5ths. On top of that, there’s a clear clash in tone of my electric bass to his acoustic guitar.
So I’m here to ask for help, how do you approach this kind of situation?
Here’s the song “draft” with guitar and voice