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In The August Ezine we’re going to have an example of what I call a working bassline.  The line in question is Feelin’ Alright by Joe Cocker – and

Here’s the video tutorial:

 

And here’s the PDF – download it by right clicking and using the ‘Save As’ dialogue:

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Here’s the next in the series of isolated bass lines that I’ve been posting.  This is American Pie…I’ve kept the vocals on this one so you can hear the bass in context of the song.

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Here’s a great 50 minute clip I found on YouTube of Stevie Wonder playing live in a TV studio in 1972.  The bass players is Scott Edwards Jr:

 

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Here’s the next in the series of isolated bass lines that I’m posting.  This is the bass line to Pump It up – and this was played by Bruce Thomas:

I created a video tutorial on the main parts of  this song a while back.  Here’s Part 1:

 

And here’s Part 2:

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Here’s the next in the series of isolated bass lines that I’m posting.  This is the bass line to Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams:

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Here’s the next in the series of isolated bass lines that I’m posting.  This is Garry Tallent’s line on the Springsteen classic Born To Run:

 

I wish I’d had this available when I transcribed Born To Run for First Bass And Beyond several years ago!

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Here’s the next in the series of isolated bass lines that I’m posting.  This is Paul McCartney’s masterpiece line on Something by The Beatles.  It’s well worth the investment in time to transcribe and learn this.

Enjoy:

 

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Here’s the next in the series of isolated bass lines that I’m posting.  This is Tiran Porter’s bass line on Long Train Running by The Doobie Brothers:

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There are a lot of isolated bass lines that you can hear via YouTube and so on.  But there are a lot of isolated bass lines that are floating around the Interwebz that aren’t on Youtube.

So I’m planning to put up a few – especially ones that I think will be of interest to ‘working’ or gigging bass players.  Here’s Stevie Wonder’s great synth bass line to Superstition (and it’s in Eb!):

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There are a lot of isolated bass lines that you can hear via YouTube and so on.  But there are a lot of isolated bass lines that are floating around the Interwebz that aren’t on Youtube.

So I’m planning to put up a few – especially ones that I think will be of interest to ‘working’ or gigging bass players.  Here’s the first and it’s the bass line to Californication by The Red Hot Chili Peppers and played of course by Flea:

I’ve created lessons of Californication before in First Bass And Beyond .  Here’s Part 1:

Here’s Part 2 of the Claifornication Tutorial:

Here’s the link to Fingerstyle Funk Rock bass lines

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