The way Push is laid out makes it great for working with guitar, bass, and stringed instruments as the layout has it’s origins in a guitar layout.
This makes it great for coming up with basslines really quickly, and one thing I did to get comfortable when I first got Push is to limit myself to specific shapes within the pad grid.
In this video I wanted to share a way of coming up with various basslines using just 4 notes where each note is 1 part of a square. Of course you can move this shape around the grid but the idea is to see how intuitive it is to come up with bassline just limiting yourself to the notes that are right next to each other.
It’s not a scientific or “theory-accurate” idea, but I did it simply because a bass guitar traditionally has 4 strings (yes…I know there are 5 string basses too).
It basically started as a fun way to limit myself and learn Push, but I still find myself using it to come up with bassline ideas all the time.
Of course if you have in questions let me know, and have fun!
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