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andy fraser(free)

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

  1. munsonga

    munsonga

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    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

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  3. mcm

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    Killer bassist. He was a kid playin that stuff
  4. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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

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

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    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.......
  6. JimK

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    ...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!
  7. JimK

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    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.
  8. jerry

    jerry Definitely not trending Gold Supporting Member

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    Andy and Glenn Hughes were also on the cover on the January U.K. Bass guitar Magazine.
  9. mcm

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    He was a kid when he played with free. Really incredible
  10. munsonga

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    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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