00:00 - Intro
00:55 - Podcast announcement
02:09 - Gear sale
03:58 - Why bass needs to be different from guitar
08:49 - The Guitar riff example
09:27 - Demonstration of the pattern
10:25 - How to find the hidden groove
12:25 - Latin grooves in Metal?!
14:25 - Adding variations
16:00 - Van Halen demonstrating the concept
19:10 - Conclusion - How to learn more
Let's discover the hidden secret to finding the groove under every guitar riff, and actually create basslines and contributing parts for metal bass that don't just follow the guitar riff.
In modern metal, the bass is often forced to be just an octave pedal for the guitar player. Bass serves its own function, and can create its own part even under the most complex guitar riffs.
The function of all bassists, not just metal bassists, is to create the glue between guitar and drums while creating its own contribution and controlling how the flow of rhythm and groove are created.
Let's discuss a simple method to creating great bass parts under even complicated guitar riffs that make the sound heavier, propel the song, add dynamics, and create a grove of their own.