How to Add Energy to Bass Lines
In this lesson you'll learn how to write better bass lines, by using 1/16 rests. But first… Tea!
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Is your bass line currently sounding something like this? (click play above)
That’s sounding pretty good, but it’s still kinda boring because it’s lacking energy. So, here’s an awesome hack that will instantly add energy to your bass lines!
One of the best ways to energise your bass line is totally counterintuitive. You’d think we’d need to add something in order to add energy, but, arguably the best way to add energy is actually to subtract notes. Yep, a couple well-placed rests (especially 1/16 rests) will breathe new life into your bass. And, how easy is it to delete a couple notes!
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