I don't know how on other SEs question-series are started, so I thought simply to ask in meta. I want to start a series . Wikipedia does not fill this gap; for example, the article on country music does not speak of the prevalence of root-fifth bass lines.
The questions will take this form:
Nth in the installment of "How do I compose in the style of," this question is meant to serve as a reference guide for how to compose in the style of x music. Answers should assume a typical band/setup [think electronic genres]. There should also be particulars on how to compose for specific instrument/role, likewise, and likewise in said genre.
For example, a non-serious example concerning country music:
...There should also be particulars on how to compose for the bass (upright or electric) part.
...Bass: For an upright, forget about the bow. It is generally good practice on electric to do away with most pedals other than compressor or EQ. For the most part, either play a quarter-note root-fifth alternating pattern ("stepping out of the way" of the snare drum) or a walking line. One common trope for leading into a section, especially in an intro, is an eighth-note walk from the fifth of the relative major scale up to the root, which can be heard here in...