Post Your Bass Lines for Feedback! (time sensitive)

Hey all, I’m working on a video about how to improve a bass line, and I need your help.

I’d love to give my constructive feedback on some real-life student bass lines - and it could be yours!

If you feel brave and want some feedback, here are the rules:

  • Needs to be an original bass line, not a cover song with an existing bass line (this is about bass line writing, not technique/execution)
  • Preferably a song that doesn’t have an existing bass line, like a bass-less play-along track, an original song, or a cover where you’re adding original bass
  • I need a video of you playing it, production quality doesn’t matter as long as I can see you and hear your bass and the track decently well (face in video optional, if you’d like to be relatively anonymous)
  • Doesn’t need to be long, 1 to 2 minutes is plenty
  • Submit your video by uploading to Youtube or Vimeo and posting the link in this thread
  • If I use your video, a clip of it will appear in a BassBuzz Youtube video, and your fame will reach even the outer edges of Valhalla :beers: :zap:

Deadline for submissions is June 19.

I’m not sure exactly how many I’ll use in the video, but at least 3, maybe as many as 5 depending on how long I need to yammer for each one. :stuck_out_tongue:

Looking forward to hearing your bass lines!

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Now I got something to do :smiley:

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@odin it’s up to you! I have taken the frost bridge to the outer realm. Heimdall keeps watch over us all. SKOL

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Just to be clear: Are we allowed to be “headless” bass players for the video? I don’t mind showing my face here which is in theory public but on a bassbuzz video on yt? I’m not sure I would be comfortable with that.

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This is harder than I thought. I’ve been trying to think of songs that don’t have any bass at all, also not counting songs that use the lower guitar strings but every bloody song I play has bass!

I could try and do a backing drums track and jam about to create something I guess

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I’ve started working on mine! I haven’t written my own music in YEARS. This is actually already a super valuable exercise whether I manage to finish it, record it, and post it or not.

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This needs a pin! :pushpin:

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Yes, headless is totally fine!

Thanks Eric, done!

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not sure if I’ll have the time (because I’m moving right now) but I may have some lines to show.

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@JoshFossgreen

Just to check, it’s ok if I select a song that hasn’t got any bass at all and put my own on it, yes? As in, it’s a song I haven’t created but I have created the bass line for it. That’s ok?

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Yep, that’s good!

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Great, thanks. Still hunting for a suitable one!

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Ok, a fairly messy version of Hurt, by Johnny Cash, if it’s any use.

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If that needs to be credited due to the youtube content policies it also needs to be credited to Nine Inch Nails and Trent Reznor (as Johnny covered it too :slight_smile: ).

I like the idea of adding a bassline to it!

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@howard

Yeah, when I uploaded it, it mentioned about the copyright and that the video can’t be used for monetary reasons as well.

Every time I hear it I always think it should have a little bass on it, but hey ho :slight_smile:

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I think this is probably “perfect” from what I gather @JoshFossgreen is looking for! Well done, @quadfather!

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Haha, what timing! I was just working on a bass line, and looking to share it here. I was working on chord progressions, and stumbled into something that was supposed to be Am Am C Em, but my C ended up C Phrygian, which is an Ab :man_shrugging: I have an audio snippet, but maybe can find time this week to do a quick video.

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Thanks @quadfather, that’s perfect!

@Alterationx10, that sounds great, and video would be helpful since listening to audio with no video makes people on Youtube go :zzz:

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YES! Challenge accepted! Man, I’m haulin nads straight to GuitarCenter for new strings once this graveyard shift ends. Stoked!

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