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Posted by greg on July 13, 2000 at 08:17:32:

Ok, just looking for some thoughts on composing rock bass lines. I have a
decent background in jazz, folk, and improvised music, and now find myself in
a straight rock playing situation. The band has some originals that I put some
nice strong, groove oriented, somewhat melodic bass lines to. However, the band
leader has
a limited viewpoint of bass, and his response was "just play the low E string
dude, thats what rock and roll is.(ala Michael Anthony)...thump thump thump..."
I tried playing
that way,and just don't feel a groove, and it is rather quite

Anyway, my question to you rockers out there, I hardly hear any single note
thumpers being played on the radio these days, alot of what I hear involves semi
melodic playing and some good grooves...anyone have any ideas as to what current
bands have bass players that play in this fashion...Just curious...I don't have
any intention of playing that way, I'm just interested in hearing some guys
who do play that way...

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