How To Write A Billboard Hot 100 Bass Line (Attention By Charlie Puth)

When you boil it down to cold hard details, most bass lines are created using scales, triads, arpeggios, and...well, music theory.

Add in a sprinkle of groove, a dash of rhythm, and a pinch of taste and you end up with something that sounds amazing.

One such bass line is Attention by Charlie Puth which is the focus of this lesson.

Scroll down for the notation/TAB.


Timestamps/Topics Covered

Here are the timestamps showing what I teach in this bass lesson:

00:19 Lesson intro

01:00 How to play Attention - Charlie Puth

06:51 Harmonic breakdown - key, arpeggios etc.

11:15 Harmonising the key into seventh arpeggios

12:39 Write your own killer bass lines!

15:16 Why is Attention such a great bass line??

17:02 Why 5 strings are great



Attention by Charlie Puth Bass TAB/Notation


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