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alannah myles

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by whatsinaname, Nov 9, 2004.


  1. I can't believe I have to ask this, but I've been sucked into having to play this song at an upcoming office party because the rythmn guitarist has the hots for this chick that wants to sing this song. Anyway, I want to do this right. Anyone can play the meat of this tune, but I'm having a brain fart trying to get the little bass lick that happens just before the first verse. I'll be playing this on my fretless. Can anyone help me out with this? Please don't dog me too hard for actually playing this tune, like I said I'm only doing it because a friend is in lust.

    The song is "Black Velvet"

    :help:
     
  2. Are you talking about Black Velvet? If so, listening to the more 'country' version by the same artist might make it (pop version) more palatable. Of course if you're doing the country one, you have my deepest sympathies. And if it's not Black Velvet, ignore this. But not this: lame songs have been known to 'get the chicks'.

    I see you added the title while I hunted & pecked- thanks.

    BTW, I don't know that part either...
     
  3. Man If I only had the song to listen to

    If I'm wrong please correct me but it sounds like a minor riff
    Although I have not got the song I can hear the riff in my head
    Try a 1-b3-5-b3-4 riff
    Sorry I don't know the key of the song but see if that works
    Hope I got the right part ?
     
  4. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    This is what I'm hearing in my head(since I don't have neither bass nor recording with me!). ;)
    I think you're talking about the tripletted fill. If so-l1_&_2_&_3_&_4_&_l1_&_2&a3&a4&al1_&_

    For the fill, try-
    G-D-E(OPEN) The "G" is on the "D"-string/5th fret; The "D" is on the "A"-string/5th fret
    F#-D-E(OPEN) Same strings as above; The "D" may be a "C#"
    E-B-D The "E" is on the "A"_string/7th fret; "B" is on the "E"-string/7th fret
    ...back to OPEN "E" for the next bar's Beat "1".

    I may not have time to hear this before I leave tonight for Philly; use at your own risk!
    ;)
     
  5. I'm without a bass too...I'm supposed to be working ;)
    But, yeah its that 3 triplet riff. What's been throwing me is the song is in E flat and I'm still in standard tuning trying to play in 5-7 position. I'll try it with my bass tuned a 1/2 step down. Thanks a bunch.
    Peace and Low Notes.
     
  6. NV43345

    NV43345

    Apr 1, 2003
    I have played this song many times,you have nothing to be
    ashamed of. As far as the Girl,since he has the hots for her,
    she will most likely wind up wanting you. After all you are the "Bass" player.Sorry about his luck. :smug:
     
  7. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    "OK". From my archives(what I used to play)-


    One fill was-
    l1_&_2&a3&a4&al
    lE_E_-GE-C#EDBDl

    Beat "2" & Beat "3" are RESTs

    Another-
    l1_&_2_&_3&a4&al
    lE_E_E_E_BEAGBDl

    Another(closer to what I posted earlier)-
    l1_&_2&a3&a4&al
    lE_E_GDEF#C#EDBDl

    All "E"s = OPEN.
     
  8. Finger Blister

    Finger Blister

    Jul 8, 2003
    When I played it, tuned down half a step.

    Black Velvet
    Tune Down 1/2 Step = Eb Ab Db Gb

    |-------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-------|-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-5-----|-----------------|-----------------5-|-----------------|-------------5------|
    |---7-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-7---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-5--|
    4 + a 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + a

    ||------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
    ||o-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----5---5-4---4-2------|
    ||o-----------------|-----------------5-|-----------------|-------5-----4-----2----|
    ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-7---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-----------------3--|
    Mmmmmm 4 + a 1 + 2 + a 3 + a 4 + a

    |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-----------------|-----------------5-|-----------------|-------------5------|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-7---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-5--|
    Mississipi
    Up in Memphis


    |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-----------------|-----------------5-|-----------------|---------------0-1--|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-7---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3------|
    Mammas dancing
    Mammas babys

    1 + 2 + 3 + a 4 + a
    |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
    |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------------|
    |-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-----------------|-5-5-5-5-5-------2-3--|
    |-----------------|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-3-|-----------5-0-3------|
    Always wanting more


    $
    |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------3-3-2-0----|
    |-----------------|-----------------|-----------------|-1-1-1-1---------3--|
    Black Velvet 4 + a

    1. 2.
    To Coda
    |-----------------|-----------------------|------------||------------------|
    |-----------------|-----------------------|-----------o||------------------|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-------|-3----2----o||-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2--|
    |-----------------|-----------------------|------------||------------------|
    A new religion Black velvet if you please


    |-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|
    |-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|
    |-----------------|-----------0-2---0-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-2-2--|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-3-----3-----|-----------------|------------------|
    3 + a 4 + a Every word


    |-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
    |-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|------------------|
    |-------------0-2---|---------------0-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|------------------|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-----3-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-----|-----------------|-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-1--|
    4 + a 4 + a In a flash

    ~
    |------------|------------||------------------|--------------------|
    |------2--0--|------------||o-----------------|--------------------|
    |-3----------|-2-----p(0)-||o-----------------|-----------------5--|
    |------------|------------||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-7----|
    (Guitar Solo)


    1. 2. D.S. al Coda
    |-----------------|--------------------||-----------------|-------------------|
    |-----------------|-------------------o||-----------------|-------------------|
    |-----------------|-------------5-----o||-----------------|---------------0-2-|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0---7-5--||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-3-----|


    Coda & 3 + a 4 + a
    |-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|
    |-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|------------------|
    |-3-3-3-3-2-2-2-2-|-----------0-2---0-2-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5--|
    |-----------------|-0-0-0-0-3-----3-----|-----------------|------------------|
    black velvet if you please Black velvet


    |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
    |-----------------|-------------------|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|---------3-3-2-0---|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-5-|-3----2--|
    |-----------------|-1-1-1-1---------3-|-----------------|-----------------|---------|
    A new religion

    ||------------------|--------------------||-----------------|--------------------|
    ||o-----------------|-------------------o||-----------------|--------------------|
    ||o-----------------|-------------0-2---o||-----------------|---------------0-2--|
    ||--0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----3--||-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0------|


    |-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-----------------|---------------------|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-----------------|---------0h5h7-5-----|-----------------|--------------------|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0---------7-5-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-5-7--|
    1 + 2 + 3 + a 4 + a

    |-----------------|-------------------|--|
    |-----------------|-------------------|--|
    |-----------------|-------------0-2---|--|
    |-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-|-0-0-0-0-0-0-----3-|--|
     
  9. Thank You. Thank You. You guys are awesome. I just couldn't get my ears around that fill. A total brain cramp for some reason. Now I can hold my head up high :bassist:

    NV43345, I won't be going home with the chick singer, I'll be going home with my wife. She's the only one that will put up with me. :hyper: