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Is there anyway to play the stairway to heaven intro on a bass?

Discussion in 'Tablature [BG]' started by duo8675309, Apr 14, 2006.


  1. duo8675309

    duo8675309

    Jun 5, 2005
    Just wondering. I looked up the guitar tab and it used those two pointless strings on a guitar, so I was wondering how to play it correctly on a bass.
     
  2. chriscisme

    chriscisme

    Dec 20, 2005
    try going 5 frets up on whatever string it is or whatever, you know what im sayin...i think
     
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  4. Diego

    Diego

    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
  5. i have a tapped version of the entire song on my computer that i downloaded a long time ago, but i have no idea who the artist is or how many strings he is using.
     
  6. Diego

    Diego

    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    Grueber.-

    Can you post it for people to use?
     
  7. DaftCat

    DaftCat

    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
    +1
     
  8. wRaith

    wRaith

    Aug 22, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    When I do stuff like that (translate a guitar intro/solo onto my bass) I just shift each note a string lower (ie. G to D, D to A, A to E) and move it up five frets. Stuff on the guitar's high E gets put on the G string 9 frets higher. Change the chords/power chords into single notes or 2-note power chords.

    Sorry if any of that sounds wrong or badly explained, it's nearly midnight here in Australia and I'm tired.
     


  9. found this video.

    he plays the stairway intro right after the crappy version of mario.
     
  10. vyse933

    vyse933

    Mar 31, 2006
    Grand Haven, MI
    it's so very possible..and so easy. you just have to do some work to figure it out where the notes are. for example...i learned stairway..and i also learned good riddance by green day..wich is a fun one
     
  11. Sutton

    Sutton

    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI
    -----------14-16--------16-17----------14-11----------
    -------14---------14-----------14-------------12------
    ----15---------------15-----------15-------------12---
    -17----------------------------------------------------

    -11-9------------9-------------------------
    -------10-----10---10--------17--19--19---
    -----------12---------12-----17--19--19----
    --------------------------------------------

    You owe me big time for sitting down for like 15 mins to figure it out
     
  12. MikeRS

    MikeRS

    Aug 16, 2005
    Clinton, MA
    I transposed it on the piano in less than a minute note wise (with the "tab" rhythm marks), its:

    e e e e e e e e

    E4 A4 C5 E5 F#5 E5 B4 F#5


    e e e e h

    G5 E5 C5 G5 D5


    e e e q q e

    G4 G4 A4 A4 B4 A4


    Repeat

    Sorry it doesn't line up right
     
  13. I trade you a 14 for a 17.... i think?

     
  14. ric stave

    ric stave Supporting Member

    May 6, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    Hey, didn't anyone read the sign?


    *No Stairway!* ~The Management

    ;)
     
  15. :D

    They should have a *No Classical Thump or Higher Ground* in the bass section at music stores
     
  16. Hey, you forgot the slide.

    ------------------------------
    ------------------------------
    --12^---------------19-20---
    ------------------------------
     
  17. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    Yep, that is correct
     
  18. tkozal

    tkozal

    Feb 16, 2006
    New York City
    All of your names have been noted, and will be given to the proper authorities when punishment is due.
     
  19. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    For what, tabbing the intro to stairway to heaven on bass? I'm pretty sure led zeppelin doesnt have a copyright on a BASS tab of stairway to heaven, seeing as JPJ didnt play this on bass. But hey, put my name at the top of your list :rollno:
     
  20. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    Michigan
    I believe it was a joke, about stairway being played too often in guitar stores.
     
  21. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    your deduction process works better than mine...
     



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