Friday, August 12, 2016

Bass Transcription and TAB for Blues Bass Solo in C using the C Blues Scale

Here's a fun bass solo over a 12 bar Blues.It uses the C blues Scale (C-Eb-F-F#-G-Bb).
The solo is played/looped twice for practicing purposes.
I wrote the blues in C for the ease of reading without accidentals and transposing to other keys.

If you'd like more blues solo videos like this one using chord-tones, minor and major pentatonic scales, etc.. Leave a comment below and like this video and I may add more videos like this one.

Sorry for the so, so quality of this video.
Enjoy & Happy shedding!

YouTube Video of the Blues Bass Solo in C using the C Blues Scale

Here's my transcription with TABs of this C Blues Bass Solo.

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Jeff Berlin Bb Blues Chord-Tone Bass Solo #1 - Bass Transcription & Tab with VIDEO

Below you will find my transcription for an accompanied chord tone bass solo that Jeff Berlin plays on his instructional DVD Bass Logic from the Players School of Music. I included the TAB to show how Jeff travels along the neck of his instrument.
If you enjoy his work, please buy his DVD by clicking the image below.


Here is my rendition of Jeff's chord-tone solo on this YouTube video


My Transcription with Tab and Chords for Jeff Berlin Chord Tone Solo on Bb Blues
I included the TAB to show how Jeff travels up and down the neck of his instrument.


You can find the backing track here for practicing the bass solo

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Free Bass Transcription/TAB - Bad Company by Bad Company.

Free Bass Transcription / Bass TAB for the song 'Bad Company' from the album 'Bad Company' by the band 'Bad Company'. It is one of the bass transcription included in my new eBook: Boz Burrell Bass Transcriptions - Bad Company Greatest Hits - 12 Songs Transcribed (see details for new ebook in post below).

Free Bass Transcription / Bass TAB (click on link below):
Bass Transcription of Bad Company by Bad Company (Bass: Boz Burrell)

For more Bad Company Bass Transcriptions, including:
Can't Get Enough
Rock Steady
Ready For Love
Bad Company
Movin' On 
Good Lovin' Gone Bad 
Feel Like Making Love
Shooting Star 
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy 
Gone, Gone, Gone 
Electricland 
Silver, Blue & Gold 

Happy shedding!

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Bad Company - Greatest Hits - Bass Transcriptions / Bass Tabs

























This collection of bass transcriptions/TABS takes a look at the classic blues-rock
inspired bass lines of Boz Burrell on twelve of Bad Company’s essential songs.
12 Songs from 5 albums. 70 pages of accurate note-for-note transcriptions with TABS.

Titles Include:
Can't Get Enough
Rock Steady
Ready For Love
Bad Company
Movin' On
Good Lovin' Gone Bad
Feel Like Making Love
Shooting Star
Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy
Gone, Gone, Gone
Electricland
Silver, Blue & Gold

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Saturday, August 29, 2015

James Jamerson - Ain't No Mountain High Enough Bass Transcription / Bass TAB from Isolated Bass Track

I have revisited this song last week as I was asked to play the bass line on a sound-alike re-record version of this song. You can hear my isolated recording via the soundcloud link below. I will post the re-record of the song when it will be available.

Here's an updated transcription /TAB of James Jamerson bass line for the 1967 classic from Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough based on Jamerson's Isolated Bass Track. You can hear James original bass line in the YouTube video below.

This transcription is based on Dr Licks transcription from his book 'Standing In the Shadows of Motown'. You'll noticed that I have changed a few notes and note values especially during the bridge section. Those changes are highlighted by the * sign above the notes I've modified. I've also transcribed and Tabbed the end section which we don't get to hear on the original song, because the song has already ended by that time.

So without further a-do, here's the bass transcription for this classic Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell song and the great bass line behind this song from the man who changed the world of electric bass playing.

Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
(Bass: James Jamerson)


James Jamerson - Isolated Bass Track - Ain't No Mountain High Enough 
 

Here's my rendition of James Jamerson bass line  solo'd recorded for a sound-alike version of the classic song. I used a Fender P-Bass with a foam mute under the strings near the bridge, the tone knob all the way off and a Ampeg B-15 emulation plugin. Hope you enjoy!




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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pino Palladino - Bass Transcriptions / Bass Tabs - Classic Fretless Tracks

Pino Palladino - Bass Transcriptions / Bass Tabs - Classic Fretless Tracks
























This collection of bass transcriptions and tabs takes a look at the fretless bass work of the legendary Pino Palladino. A versatile and in-demand session bass player who has played and recorded with a wide spectrum of artists including Tears for Fears, Paul McCartney, The Who, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Chaka Khan, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge, Elton John, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Paul Simon, D'Angelo, Erykah Badu, Adele, Nine Inch Nails.

Titles Include:
Wherever I Lay My Hat (That's My Home)
Murder (with bass solo)
I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
Everytime You Go Away
Give Blood
Lady in Red
New York Minute
I Wish It Would Rain Down
Do You Remember?
Who Did You Think I Was?

This ebook/PDF includes accurate note-for-note transcription in standard notation and TAB. 71 pages. 

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Free - All Right Now - Bass tab & Transcription - A Tribute to Andy Fraser

Andy Fraser, bassist with Free and co-composer of the classic rock radio staple “All Right Now,” has died on March 16, 2015 at 62. Free consisted of Paul Rodgers (vocals), Paul Kossoff (guitar) and Simon Kirke (drums). 

Fraser produced and co-wrote the song "All Right Now" with Rodgers, a #1 hit in over 20 territories and recognized by ASCAP in 1990 for garnering over 1,000,000 radio plays in the United States. In October 2006 a BMI London Million-Air Award was given to Rodgers and Fraser to mark over 3 million radio and television plays of "All Right Now"

Fraser started playing the piano at the age of five and was trained classically until twelve, when he switched to guitar. He was part of John Mayall‘s Bluesbreakers as a teenager before co-founding Free with Paul Rodgers in the late ’60s.

For all of this fame as an upfront bassist on songs like “All Right Now,” Fraser admitted that he had trouble seeing himself as a standout at the instrument. “To be quite honest, I never thought of myself as a bass player,” he told DMME in 2005. “I actually only used the bass guitar because the other kids in our school band wanted to be the singer or drummer or guitarist. I have always thought of myself as doing whatever was necessary to make the whole thing work.”

Here's my transcription of this Free classic as a tribute to the man.

Free - All Right Now (Bass: Andy Fraser)


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