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Zap - Roscoe Beck?

Discussion in 'Tablature [BG]' started by kirkdickinson, Jan 30, 2013.


  1. I wondered if anybody has seen tabs or sheet music for the bass line in the Eric Johnson song ZAP?

    Roscoe Beck really tore that up. I started learning that years ago, but never finished, and now can't even remember any of it.

    Thanks,

    Kirk
     
  2. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    It was in a guitar magazine way, way, way, way back in the late 80's or early 90's. I can't remember for sure. I used to play it about 20 years ago with my bro-in-law on guitar. Fun song. I can't remember which magazine it was. I think there were only a couple back then anyway. I thought Kyle Brock played bass on that one.
     
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  4. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    Guitar for the practicing musician was the magazine. Dec 1988 Tom Keifer of Cinderella was on the cover. Maybe someone has it and can help you out.
     
  5. Roscoe Beck talks about working on that solo on his blog. Thanks, I will have to search for that magazine.
     
  6. You think the transcription has the bass line? I found a back issue for sale.
     
  7. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    I found that back issue for sale as well and sent him an email to verify if the bass line is included. I talked to my bro-in-law last night and he said we learned from the tones complete score book. Which is no longer available. But Amazon has two used for $400.???? Anyway, if the guy gets back to me I will let you know.

    I know that Roscoe played the song with Eric, but I thought Kyle did the recording. I could be wrong though. It was a long time ago and my memory is hazy at best. Although, I still remember the main riff. But that's about it.
     
  8. jchrisk1

    jchrisk1

    Nov 15, 2009
    Northern MI
    The seller just replied that there is not a bass line in that issue. Maybe I can get my bro to send me a copy somehow. I'm not counting on it though as he is very lazy. But I will try.
     
  9. Rabbit666

    Rabbit666

    Feb 25, 2012
    I'm in the same boat. I have been obsessed with this bass solo since I first heard it, in 1990. Never found tab, so....

    I've been learning it by trying to slow it down. Not too crazy.

    Roscoe is a blues master!

    Good luck, I don't think any tab exists. I'll try to post when I'm done.
     



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