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A general principle for bass in most current popular forms of music is that "the bass should play chord tones on strong beats". Strong beats are typically the 1 and 3, and in addition, there is a strong tendency to play the root of the chord on the 1. Doing this is the most straightforward way for the bass to perform it's dual role of harmonic and rhythmic ...


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There is no "have to" in music. There are common patterns and conventions, but the only rule is, if it sounds good, it is good. it doesn't sound out of place at the time ... and therefore it's OK. I have no idea what the implications of this may be if I was to try and apply EQ, or add certain effects, and so on EQ generally has very little effect ...


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You are going to need at least some very minimal piano skills, knowing a few scales, etc. You can find these online.But an electronic dance track should be able to pack the floor with just the bassline and drums. You really should start by focusing in your favorite of these genres and build a library of music. Then you need to start listening to them ...


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As I see 16 measures here, my eyes went on eighth measure fastly. I was looking for cadance half-the-way. You start with Do "C" and the last note is Re "D". This is something you don't want to do as you start writing melodies first. Because it makes a complicated harmonic structure in a hard way for you to have your way out of it through first and ...


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Simple answer: 1) Find your places of cadence (a "resting point" within the piece). It looks like bar 8 beat 3 is a good candidate for a cadence. Since your melody falls on E, and since (aside from the unorthodox ending on D at the end) your key is in C major, and since you seem relatively new to harmony, this should be a C major chord or A minor chord; ...


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As I recall, in my studies, we followed certain counterpoint rules as stated by Fuchs or Fuchs.what I meant by species, is at first one writes one line against another, then, progressing to one line against two lines, speaking verttically, as in the Bach Chorales. The species is then, I believe, a bass line, with more than just quarter notes against it, ie 2 ...


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I believe what the assignment calls for is an excerise in counterpoint, I think 1st species, as I recall. A good textbook re these 'rules'would be a good resource. The previous answers are examples of these.


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The steps would include. Determining the Key Providing points for Cadences Determining the chords and then there inversions And then finally you write a melody in response to the given notes. Things to note. The proper rules for good melody writing still apply to the bass line you are writing. Try and get the width of the melody an octave. Try to ...


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First, you need to identify one or two candidate chords -- in a situation like this, you'll probably want to do this for each measure. Try them out on the piano to help you choose between them. For example, when there is a C in the melody, your candidate chords would be C major (I) and A minor (vi). Mostly likely you'll choose C major. Once you've ...



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