Bass Line First

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Write the bass line to your song first. Then write everything else. You can use the bass strings on the guitar or the left hand of the piano if you don't have access to a bass guitar. Use an organ. Use a VSTi synth etc.,

tag it: bassfirst

Thanks!!!!

Or you could tag it "bassackwards". Wink

I often do this anyway. Will probably do a few songs like this.

sounds like a plan, I'm game

Picked up the bass. Recorded the bass track then the guitars then vocals:

http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/41436

*41436

I'm up for this! Most of my tracks start as bass lines in my head anyway. Smile

My bass line came from the TAL NoiseMaker plugin, slapped tonnes of other synths on top but couldn't be bothered with vocals on it

*41499

I'm in. Great way to change things up a bit, thx for the idea!

This is how I do most songs! Awesome!

http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/41497

I usually do multiband chorus and layering of an analog style bass with something more digital - no exception here.

Here's a "bassfirst" song, I'll have to do this more often, it's a fun and creative way to start: http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/43289

Here is my entry. I used Kontakt Komplete upright bass vsti.
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/43518

Here's one of mine. Westone Super Headless.
http://fiftyninety.fawmers.org/song/42577

Here is one on Taylor GS mini acoustic bass *43713