I see a lot of posts around the interwebs about how to create a techno bassline, or how to create a dubstep bassline, or how to create a rockabilly bassline. But could it be that there are a few rules that underpin all successful basslines? Good news: there are. In these videos (divided into 2 for your viewing pleasure), I will explain how to use the music theory from our last few posts to create a bassline that is unstoppable. The first video deals with deciding which notes to play and the second video shows a cool trick for deciding when to play them. Check 'em out! When figuring out the rhythm of your bassline, it pays to pay attention to the kick drum pattern. This is the rhythm that plays the biggest role in determining whether your bassline is good or not. To get this right, I would recommend copy and pasting the kick pattern from the MIDI clip on your Drum Rack into a MIDI clip that plays your bassline. This way, you can have the rhythm of the kick right in your bassline clip, as a reference.