How To Play Bass To Black Magic Woman – Santana – Quickguide #3

Here’s the third in my series of Quickguide videos.

This tutorial features the main parts of the Santana version of Black Magic Woman.  Now I’ve played this song many times with different bands – for some reason bands don’t seem to play the latin outro.  So in this tutorial I’ve focused on the main rockier blues sections of the tune.

I’ve chunked the song down into four parts and these parts are played in the video tutorial first with a soundalike backing track at performance tempo.  And then with a slowed down metronomic drum beat with an 8th note hi-hat pulse so you can track the duration and placement of notes.

Picture in picture technology is used in the video to give you close ups of the fretting and picking hands.

Here’s the video:

 

Here’s how to put the chunks of the song together to play through the tune:

Intro – Use Intro pattern

Guitar Solo – Use Solo pattern

Piano Solo – 8 bars – Use solo 2 pattern

Verse – Use verse pattern

Verse pattern repeats….feel free to throw in variations.

 

 

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Working Bass Lines

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Paul McCartney – Bass Guitar – All My Loving

First Bass And Beyond subscriber Nigel Walden sent me a link to this cool clip of Paul McCartney playing his beloved Hofner bass on All My Loving.  The mix is pretty good so you can clearly hear the simple, walking bass line approach that Paul McCartney took to this song:

Here’s the tutorial I filmed last year on All My Loving:

The bass tab and notation of this appeared in an issue of First Bass And Beyond.

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How to Play Bass Guitar – Sting – Beds Too Big Without You – The Police

Here’s another early Sting how to play bass guitar lesson that I filmed and used to play along with my record player to – it’s Beds Too Big Without You from the Regatta Da Blanc album.

This was one of the early ‘beginner’s corner’ columns from my weekly, subscription based magazine First Bass and Beyond.


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How To Play Bass Guitar – Sting – Bring On The Night – The Police

Here’s an older bass guitar tutorial that I filmed – it’s Bring On The Night by Sting and The Police.  I’ve got a real soft spot for this tune and bass line – as it was one of the tunes (and albums) that I used to playalong to back in the day.  It was so back in the day that it was on vinyl – man, I had great ‘lift up and drop the needle’ chops.

This was one of the early ‘beginner’s corner’ columns from my weekly, subscription based magazine First Bass and Beyond.

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Learn How To Play Bass Guitar – Don’t Stop Me Now – John Deacon – Queen

Here’s a learn how to play bass guitar tutorial to Don’t Stop Me Now by Queen – the original line of course was played by the very great and very underrated John Deacon.  (And it’s a cracking line too!)

I featured the notation and bass tab of this in one of the Beginner’s Corner columns of my subscription based weekly magazine First Bass And Beyond.

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Learn How To Play Bass Guitar – Jackson Cage – Garry Tallent – Bruce Springsteen

Here’s a learn how to play bass guitar tutorial to Jackson Cage. The bass line was originally played by the very Garry Tallent. This track is originally from Bruce Springsteen’s excellent album ‘The River’ – and Garry Tallent’s playing on that album should be required study for all rock and country bass guitar players! And Garry’s playing in general should be required study for all beginners.

I featured the notation and bass tab of this in one of the Beginner’s Corner columns of my subscription based weekly magazine First Bass And Beyond.

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Learn How To Play Bass Guitar – Cadillac Ranch – Garry Tallent – Bruce Springsteen

Here’s a learn how to play bass guitar tutorial to Cadillac Ranch. The bass line was originally played by the very Garry Tallent.  This track is originally from Bruce Springsteen’s excellent album ‘The River’ – and Garry Tallent’s playing on that album should be required study for all rock and country bass guitar players!  And Garry’s playing in general should be required study for all beginners.

I featured the notation and bass tab of this in one of the Beginner’s Corner columns of my subscription based weekly magazine First Bass And Beyond.

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Learn Learn How To Play Bass Guitar – I Can’t Turn You Loose – Otis Redding – Duck Dunn

Here’s a learn how to play bass guitar tutorial to I Can’t Turn You Loose by Otis Redding. The bass line was originally played by the very great Duck Dunn – and as with all Duck Dunn lines, this is a great bass guitar lesson for beginners.

I featured the notation and bass tab of this in one of the Beginner’s Corner columns of my subscription based weekly magazine First Bass And Beyond.

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Learn How To Play Bass Guitar – Hold On I’m Coming – Sam And Dave – Duck Dunn

Here’s a learn how to play bass guitar tutorial to Hold On I’m Coming by Sam and Dave.  The bass line was originally played by the very great Duck Dunn – and as with all Duck Dunn lines, this is a great bass guitar lesson for beginners.

I featured the notation and bass tab of this in one of the Beginner’s Corner columns of my subscription based weekly magazine First Bass And Beyond.

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