how 2 find/create a midi/rosegarden/paper bass track?

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stratovarius
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how 2 find/create a midi/rosegarden/paper bass track?

Postby stratovarius » Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:02 am

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I'm using Rosegarden working on my own backing track of Enya's "Watermark" which I want to try on guitar. The original has some very well done bass in it but the only midi I found on the net does not. Nor have I seen any sheet music with a separate bass staff. What it does offer is a sort of piano arpeggio track with some very low notes in it that would do ..except for one problem. There are too many notes including high ones and "I" haven't the faintest CLUE how to compose a bass track. How do I decide what to keep & what to throw away?

Temporarily here's the *.rg file

I hope it works

http://www.trixtar.org/grab-bag see link for WaterMark-badbass.rg
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Re: how 2 find/create a midi/rosegarden/paper bass track?

Postby miodek1987 » Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:13 am

Is there anybody who can help?

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Re: how 2 find/create a midi/rosegarden/paper bass track?

Postby nkfarwell » Sat Oct 17, 2015 8:56 pm

If you're asking how to make the samples that you want that sound like they do in enya? And then sending it to a MIDI controller?
The Nord website has a ton of patches available for download iirc and one of those will probably fit the bill. If not you can create it using something like Yoshimi and modify an existing patch.

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Re: how 2 find/create a midi/rosegarden/paper bass track?

Postby MGdesigner » Sun Oct 18, 2015 2:24 am

miodek1987 wrote:Is there anybody who can help?


I think.... it's about music learning issue. You need to know Chord and basic root note of a chord. Then you can make a nice bass track. :D
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Re: how 2 find/create a midi/rosegarden/paper bass track?

Postby folderol » Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:52 am

Why not try playing along to the original?
Cut out short sections and loop them in (say) audacity, then play a keyboard till it sounds the same. Once you've got it right, record that section in any of the MIDI aware sequencers.
Rinse and repeat.
When you have the whole thing to your satisfaction correct the timing, and there you go :)


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