'come together' question

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  1. Play Less Cool

    Play Less Cool

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    i have been learning to sing and play the bass lately so i was going back to all the bass lines i learnt when i first started playing, one of those being come together.
    when playing the main riff, i used to slide from the 7th fret on the D string to the 12th fret on the D string using my ring finger, which then puts me into position to play the 10th fret on the G string with my index finger. but it sounds slightly off.

    what notes does/did everyone else start the slide from and finish the slide at when playing the main riff of come together.
  2. obimark

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    The slide is on the A-string- from the 8th fret to the 12th fret...then 10th fret g-string, 12th fret D-string. (Vibrato on the last note)

    For the first low d note you could play it at the 5th fret A-string (or the 10th fret E-string) but the 5th fret "D" "sounds" more sonically right for what Paul played and the slide seems smoother from that position.
  3. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy Supporting Member

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    Sounds like we've got some unique takes on this one... here's mine:

    G|--------10---7\-|
    D|0-0-5/7---------|
    A|----------------|
    E|----------------|
  4. obimark

    obimark

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    G-------------------10-----
    D----------------------12~
    A----5---5---8/12---------
    E---------------------------

    My take- although you could do this with the first two notes on open D as well.
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  6. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy Supporting Member

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    I'm digging this version, obimark.
  7. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy Supporting Member

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    OK, I'm changing my answer... lol! In my defense, I learned this line long before the internet, but man, this makes it too easy:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkxi-3omo4o

    G|------------------|
    D|-------15----12\--|
    A|5-5/12------------|
    E|------------------|


    It is SO cool hearing Paul's line naked like that. I love the outro.
  8. mellowinman

    mellowinman Perfect for Breaking the Ice at Naughty Parties Supporting Member

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    Paul is SO cool.
  9. obimark

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    Nice- like this too, kind of gets into that high area we don't get up to as much.
  10. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass aka Mac Daddy Supporting Member

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    Agreed. It breaks that 12th-fret wall!
  11. rydin4lifebass

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    I'm pretty similar. I hit the opening two notes with by middle finger and slide with my middle finger, hit the F with my pointer finger, and then the ending D note with my ring finger, slide back down and start it all over again...
    G|-------10---------|
    D|-------------12\--|
    A|5-5/12------------|
    E|------------------|


    Definitely an awesome groove but those little variations Paul throws in throw me off sometimes if I'm trying to stay accurate to the recording.
  12. slagbass

    slagbass Supporting Member

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    That's my take on it as well.

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