Yes - Long Distance Runaround / The Fish

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by Tupac, Sep 11, 2013.


  1. Tupac

    Tupac

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    Playing this song with my band. Problem is, I play strictly fingerstyle. Are those fast sixteenth notes with the wah pedal the bass or the guitar? I fear they might be too fast for me.
  2. PDGood

    PDGood Supporting Member

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    The Fish is all bass tracks.
  3. SactoBass

    SactoBass There are some who call me.......Sactobass Supporting Member

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    PDGood is correct. On the studio version (on Fragile), Chris did all tracks with his bass.

    But when Yes plays it live, Steve handles the simple harmonics, and Chris does the rest.
  4. Tupac

    Tupac

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    Ah, wow! Any ideas for a full band arrangement of it? I'm thinking of just doing the simple E-D-E at the beginning of each measure, having our rhythm guitarist handle the harmonics, and having our lead take the stuff that Chris Squire would be doing in the higher registers.

    Also, could I play Long Distance Runaround in drop D? The Fish seems to be in drop D, and I was really hoping we could do a smooth transition for these songs like the album.
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  6. thorski

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    You could transpose long distance to d, and you're right , on the one part , he did drop to a low d to get the d to e, but having a standard tuning would be a little easier since fish is in e minor
  7. Tupac

    Tupac

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    Fish is in E but needs to be played with D tuning. Did Chris record Long Distance in D as well?
  8. Lownote38

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    No. Long Distance is in standard tuning.
  9. 6stringpanda

    6stringpanda

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    SIck tune-Chris Squire is God-reason I started playing!

    Agree I have been playing for 20 years and find I can play complicated jazz fingerstyle easier than some of Chris's licks because I cannot use a pick!-lol
  10. fritzk9

    fritzk9 Supporting Member

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    How does Chris play it on Yessongs? Since it was live, does he play in standard concert tuning?

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