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Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« on: April 08, 2009, 04:34:13 PM »


I have to learn this song for district choir and I'm struggling with the bassline. I know there are dvd's out there to help but I ain't got no $$$ right now :-[. PLEASE HELP FAM!!

This is what I have so far for the bassline in Db- Db,F,Ab,Bb,B,Bb,Ab,F,Gb,Bb,Db,Eb,E,Eb,Db,Bb,Gb,Ab,Db,B,Bb

Than it has some type of transition, turn, or something that is about to drive me nuts. PLEASE HELP ME!!! :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 04:50:39 PM »
Can you give the lyrics to which part you're talking about? Is it the part that says "If I hold out...hold out...I know I'll get my crown"?

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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 04:53:31 PM »
Can you give the lyrics to which part you're talking about? Is it the part that says "If I hold out...hold out...I know I'll get my crown"?
The part that I gave was I'm a soldier, on the battlefield and I'm fighting
The part that I'm stuck on is after that when the choir says fighting for the Lord
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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 06:09:08 PM »
After they sing 'fighting for the lord" its a 1-6-2-5-1.....Db-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db
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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 08:31:01 PM »
After they sing 'fighting for the lord" its a 1-6-2-5-1.....Db-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db

Yeah, those are the main notes.  The notes in between are 1/2 step above or below.  So, it looks like this:

Db / Cb-F-Bb-Db (1)
Cb /
Bb / D-Gb-Ab-Db (6)
E /
Eb / Db-G-Cb (2)
G /
Ab / C-Gb-Cb or Ab / C-Fb-Gb-Cb (5)
C
Db / C-F-Bb-Db (1)

You said u already got that first part. The basic pattern is 1-4-6-2-5 then that turnaround thing.  So, it looks like this:

Db / Cb-F-Bb-Db (1)
F, Ab, Bb, Db, Cb, Bb, Ab / *altenate minor 1 & minor 2 chords
Gb / Fb-Ab-Bb-Db (4)
Bb, Db, Bb, Gb, Ab /
Bb / D- Gb-Ab-Db (6)
Fb /
Eb / G-Bb-Db-Fb (2)
F, Gb, G /
Ab / Gb-Bb-Db (5)
Bb, Cb, C / or Ab, G, Gb,

then the turnaround

Db / Cb-F-Bb-Db (1)
Cb /
Bb / D-Gb-Ab-Db (6)
E /
Eb / Db-G-Cb (2)
G /
Ab / C-Gb-Cb or Ab / C-Fb-Gb-Cb (5)
C
Db / C-F-Bb-Db (1)

Once u can play that smoothly, then the rest of the song is based off those chords.  It really isn't hard at all, u just gotta have that coordination of running the bass while chording.  If u have a bass player, then it's much easier cuz u can just chord and let the bass player do the "hard" stuff, LOL.
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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 08:39:32 PM »
After they sing 'fighting for the lord" its a 1-6-2-5-1.....Db-Bb-Eb-Ab-Db
Yeah, those are the main notes.  The notes in between are 1/2 step above or below.  So, it looks like this:

Db / Cb-F-Bb-Db (1)
Cb /
Bb / D-Gb-Ab-Db (6)
E /
Eb / Db-G-Cb (2)
G /
Ab / C-Gb-Cb or Ab / C-Fb-Gb-Cb (5)
C
Db / C-F-Bb-Db (1)

You said u already got that first part. The basic pattern is 1-4-6-2-5 then that turnaround thing.  So, it looks like this:

Db / Cb-F-Bb-Db (1)
F, Ab, Bb, Db, Cb, Bb, Ab / *altenate minor 1 & minor 2 chords
Gb / Fb-Ab-Bb-Db (4)
Bb, Db, Bb, Gb, Ab /
Bb / D- Gb-Ab-Db (6)
Fb /
Eb / G-Bb-Db-Fb (2)
F, Gb, G /
Ab / Gb-Bb-Db (5)
Bb, Cb, C / or Ab, G, Gb,

then the turnaround

Db / Cb-F-Bb-Db (1)
Cb /
Bb / D-Gb-Ab-Db (6)
E /
Eb / Db-G-Cb (2)
G /
Ab / C-Gb-Cb or Ab / C-Fb-Gb-Cb (5)
C
Db / C-F-Bb-Db (1)

Once u can play that smoothly, then the rest of the song is based off those chords.  It really isn't hard at all, u just gotta have that coordination of running the bass while chording.  If u have a bass player, then it's much easier cuz u can just chord and let the bass player do the "hard" stuff, LOL.

Thanks so much for your help!! That's exactly what I needed. Remain blessed guys!! ;)
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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2009, 04:25:33 PM »
Once u can play that smoothly, then the rest of the song is based off those chords.  It really isn't hard at all, u just gotta have that coordination of running the bass while chording.  If u have a bass player, then it's much easier cuz u can just chord and let the bass player do the "hard" stuff, LOL.


Ironically I find the bass line to be the "easy" part...you guys are the one's doin work with the chords lol


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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2009, 05:32:33 PM »
Ironically I find the bass line to be the "easy" part...

Me too man, I can pick out the bass even if I can't pick out anything else.  Even if there isn't any "noticeable" bass line, I can still hear one from the chord progressions.
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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2009, 10:28:29 AM »
Maybe you guys can help me out with the chords to "May the Lord God Bless Me Real Good"


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Re: Still struggling to get this bassline...please help fam
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2013, 02:12:28 PM »
Another good post...I really want to get on another level w/learning bass lines!!
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