To explore bass lines

In this lesson, you will explore the role of basslines and bass riffs in EDM. You will learn how to create your own bass line and how to add interest.

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Q1.What is a chord?

1/8

Q2.Which of these best describes a major triad?

2/8

Q3.Which of these best describes a minor triad?

3/8

Q4.Which of these does NOT describe 'harmonic rhythm'?

4/8

Q5.What is a chord 'inversion'?

5/8

Q6.Which of these is a C major root position triad?

6/8

Q7.Which of these is a C major 1st inversion triad?

7/8

Q8.Which of these is a C major 2nd inversion triad?

8/8

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Q1.What is a chord?

1/8

Q2.Which of these best describes a major triad?

2/8

Q3.Which of these best describes a minor triad?

3/8

Q4.Which of these does NOT describe 'harmonic rhythm'?

4/8

Q5.What is a chord 'inversion'?

5/8

Q6.Which of these is a C major root position triad?

6/8

Q7.Which of these is a C major 1st inversion triad?

7/8

Q8.Which of these is a C major 2nd inversion triad?

8/8

Video

Click on the play button to start the video. If your teacher asks you to pause the video and look at the worksheet you should:

  • Click "Close Video"
  • Click "Next" to view the activity

Your video will re-appear on the next page, and will stay paused in the right place.

Worksheet

These slides will take you through some tasks for the lesson. If you need to re-play the video, click the ‘Resume Video’ icon. If you are asked to add answers to the slides, first download or print out the worksheet. Once you have finished all the tasks, click ‘Next’ below.

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How are basslines and riffs created in EDM?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.What is a chord?

1/10

Q2.What is a chord sequence?

2/10

Q3.What is a bass line?

3/10

Q4.What is a bass riff?

4/10

Q5.What is a root note bass line?

5/10

Q6.What would a root note bass line be in this chord sequence? Dm, Am, C, F

6/10

Q7.How can you add interest to a root note bass line?

7/10

Q8.How could you change the melodic shape of a bass line?

8/10

Q9.What is a passing note?

9/10

Q10.What does sustained mean?

10/10

This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

How are basslines and riffs created in EDM?

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Question 6

Question 7

Question 8

Question 9

Question 10

Q1.What is a chord?

1/10

Q2.What is a chord sequence?

2/10

Q3.What is a bass line?

3/10

Q4.What is a bass riff?

4/10

Q5.What is a root note bass line?

5/10

Q6.What would a root note bass line be in this chord sequence? Dm, Am, C, F

6/10

Q7.How can you add interest to a root note bass line?

7/10

Q8.How could you change the melodic shape of a bass line?

8/10

Q9.What is a passing note?

9/10

Q10.What does sustained mean?

10/10

Lesson summary: To explore bass lines

It looks like you have not completed one of the quizzes.

To share your results with your teacher please complete one of the quizzes.

Time to move!

Did you know that exercise helps your concentration and ability to learn?

For 5 mins...

Move around:
Walk

On the spot:
Dance

Take part in The Big Ask.

The Children's Commissioner for England wants to know what matters to young people.

Share your views and have your voice heard.