by Kerry Galloway
want to leave you with two thoughts: The first is that these
are not "fills"...they are variations in a line. You should be
thinking about "writing" your bassline as much as playing it. I
don't mean writing it down on paper, either. I mean creating it,
not just "jamming" on a tune. That's fun in certain
circumstances, but it won't get you far in the studio, or on a
big stage backing up a "star".
The second thought is this: if you want to REALLY check out
melodic bass playing, dust off your Beatles records and listen to
Paul McCartney. 'Nuff said.
More to come, stay tuned...