Polymeter - How to Write a Bass Line (Polymetric Bass Guitar Example)

How do you turn a three-note or four-note chord into a thrillingly unpredictable melody (i.e. bassline, guitar riff, etc.)? Easy, you just use a polymeter, and then misalign the melody with both time signatures. So, click play now to learn the Hack Music Theory method for how to write a polymetric melody. But first... tea!

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Lastly, if you'd like us to teach you how to write great songs from start to finish, then join our online apprenticeship program at Patreon.com/RevolutionHarmony (select ARTIST tier). Over the last couple weeks, we've covered how to write a new section for an existing section, how to transition between a verse and a chorus, as well as how to write the vocal melody that your chord progression wants!

We really hope you dig our new music theory lesson, and if you wanna get your hands on all the vital theory hacks you need to write great songs, then please download our Hack Music Theory for Songwriting & Producing PDF (click & scroll down).

Thank you for being brave and committing to make the world a better place through better music. Until next week, happy songwriting & producing!

Ray Harmony - Victoria BC, Canada
Songwriter, Producer, Teacher & Author
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