How Do Bass and Drums Work?

Posted: 10/05/14

Today Jack was learning to lock a simple slapped Bass groove tightly with the Drums. This is a key skill that all Bassists and Drummers must learn if they want their band songs to sound great.

Extract 1: uses simple Bass octave patterns over a 3 chord pattern picking out Thumb Slap with the Bass Drum and Finger Pops for Snare Drum

Extract 2: as above with a chordal distraction

Extract 3: as above with some melodic variations on the Bass line at the end if the B min bar.

Extract 4: as above with an improvised melodic distraction.

Jack achieved all the learning objectives here!

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