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

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    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

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

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    tap it!
  4. Grueber

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    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.
  5. Diego

    Diego

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    Grueber.-

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

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    +1
  7. wRaith

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    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.
  8. Grueber

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    found this video.

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

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    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
  10. Sutton

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    -----------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
  11. MikeRS

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    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
  12. stompfrog

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    I trade you a 14 for a 17.... i think?

  13. ric stave

    ric stave Supporting Member

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    Hey, didn't anyone read the sign?


    *No Stairway!* ~The Management

    ;)
  14. Grueber

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    :D

    They should have a *No Classical Thump or Higher Ground* in the bass section at music stores
  15. scourge

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    Hey, you forgot the slide.

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  16. morf

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    Yep, that is correct
  17. tkozal

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    All of your names have been noted, and will be given to the proper authorities when punishment is due.
  18. morf

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    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:
  19. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

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    I believe it was a joke, about stairway being played too often in guitar stores.
  20. morf

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    your deduction process works better than mine...

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