Caribbean Soca/Calypos Tabs?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by troyusvi, Mar 23, 2010.


  1. troyusvi

    troyusvi

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    I'm just started learning to play the bass and I am looking for tabs on Soca and Calypso music. I searched the internet but could not find any source, free or pay, with this style of music. I bought a bob marley songbook with bass tabs, and this is working great. Any help with locating soca/calypso tabs will be great.

    Thanks
  2. bass12

    bass12 Fueled by chocolate Supporting Member

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    Good luck. I doubt you'll find much out there in the way of TAB for soca and calypso. Best thing to do? Just use your ears and pick out the notes yourself.
  3. mizzou541

    mizzou541 Supporting Member

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    Kinda off subject but you should check out these guys...best party band in this area and bass player is good. Sweet bassline on the "Ants Marching" cover.

    http://www.myspace.com/socajukebox
  4. triniyankee

    triniyankee

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    im in the same boat as you

    i did however find this

    http://www.netplaces.com/bass-guitar/latin-styles/calypso-and-soca.htm
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  6. belzebass

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  7. Rev J

    Rev J

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    Another trick to learning Calypso/Soca is that alot of the basslines put a rest on one and three and the bass usually plays the third and fifth of the chord on the "and" of one and the two then again on the "and" of three and the four. Alot like a "One Drop" in Reggae.

    Here's another great song to learn to get both a Calypso feel and a Rock feel in the same song:



    Stay Brown,
    Rev J

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