Bass Lines that make you feel like a dummy when you see them transcribed..

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by glocke1, Jul 8, 2021.

  1. glocke1

    glocke1 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2002
    Been watching the FX show " Snowfall " which just has a ton of hip 80s R&B tunes in it one of which was the Teddy Pendergrast tune " Love T.K.O. ".

    I liked the groove enough that I bought the tune and was messing around with the bassline, I knew I wasn't getting it so found a transcription of it and I was so far off it's not even funny.

    Sort of made me feel like a big dummy when I saw what it was.

    Granted I was listening and playing along to it on a big stereo system and wasn't listening carefully, but still....:rollno:
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2021
  2. Blackjac97


    May 27, 2012
    I felt this way when I would look up tabs when I first started playing. I tried to teach myself YYZ by ear, and some of the fingerings and positions that I came up with were very far off the consensus of the other tabs I read afterward.
  3. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Just because someone puts tab on the net doesn't necessarily mean they are more right than you.
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  4. glocke1

    glocke1 Supporting Member

    Apr 30, 2002

    no, this was a pretty accurate transcription. my only excuse is that I just wasn't listening carefully enough at first.