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andy fraser(free)

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by munsonga, Feb 5, 2013.


  1. munsonga

    munsonga

    Dec 21, 2012
    I'm looking for any tabs for free's Andy Fraser, song of yesterday and the stealer in particular, i play fire & water by ear with my band but i'd like to get that more accrurate, are there any tab books out there?
     
  2. Captain Bob

    Captain Bob Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2009
    Nashville area
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  4. mcm

    mcm

    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    Killer bassist. He was a kid playin that stuff
     
  5. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    +1, he was one of my main influences when I started playing, his grooves were all about the space between the notes.
     
  6. TBird1958

    TBird1958 As a matter of fact....I am your Queen!

    Mar 13, 2008
    Seattle Washington
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist Mike Lull T Bass pickups

    One of my all time favorite bassists - He's about 19 in this video, I love the tone the Gibson EB and his stack of Marshalls!
    Free was a great band.......
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    ...there's a short Andy Fraser bit in the newest issue of Bass Player. He started on piano while very, very young.
    Yes, he was a kid playing that stuff...he was also writing/arranging it!
     
  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Fraser talks about 'space' in Bass Player...since Free had minimal instrumentation (live), the songs were arranged so the guitar played "here"...the bass played "there"...sounds like a thought out attempt to not step into the other guy's sonic space.
    I re-visited the studio version of "Mr. Big" the other day. Wow.
    I liked Free/Fraser back in the day but did not give them enough study time.
     
  9. jerry

    jerry Doesn't know BDO Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hawaii
    Andy and Glenn Hughes were also on the cover on the January U.K. Bass guitar Magazine.
     
  10. mcm

    mcm

    Oct 2, 2007
    Nashville, TN
    He was a kid when he played with free. Really incredible
     
  11. munsonga

    munsonga

    Dec 21, 2012
    My band (The Elsan Blues) are all about heavy groove-led funky blues so free are a big influence, we've got three guitarists but my bass is right up in the mix, warm as you like! Cheers for the links, i'll get on the case...
     



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