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Bass Solo I can't learn

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Masokist, Sep 22, 2004.


  1. Masokist

    Masokist

    Sep 22, 2004
    If someone could be so kind as to listen to the song Cody by Bowling For Soup and listen to the bass solo and tab it out for me, I would be greatful. I can't find tabs to that song anywhere and I tried playing it by ear, but it's a little too advanced for me. I'm still a beginner I guess. I've only been playing for a year. Well, thanks.
     
  2. Masokist

    Masokist

    Sep 22, 2004
    I guess no one else can figure it out either. Oh well.
     
  3. brianrost

    brianrost Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2000
    Boston, Taxachusetts
    Figuring it out by ear will really be worth it, just take your time and understand that there may be sections you won't be able to get exact.

    1. Make sure you know the key of the tune and the chords being used. This will give a rough idea about what notes might be used in the solo.

    2. Listen to the solo and try to SING ALONG. Try to get the rhythm as well as the pitches as best you can.

    3. Once you can sing a few bars, go to the bass and try to find the pitches you're singing. WRITE THEM DOWN as you do this!

    4. Once you have a bar or two done, go on to the next.

    The more often you do this, the more you ear will improve. I can guarantee you that you will learn a LOT if you spend a few weeks (or months!) trying to break down this solo.
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Agree 100% with Brian - the actual process of trying this for yourself, will have huge benefits and even if you only get bits of the tune, it will be far more satisfying - plus you can use this experience when you try other things and incorporate the parts you do get, into your own bass lines ! :)
     
  5. jani_bjorklund

    jani_bjorklund

    May 22, 2002
    Finland
    Well since nobody made a move to help you, just suggested that you help yourself, I decided to give it a try.
    'Cryin' out loud, the guy told you he's a beginner...

    Here you are!



    Cody
    Bowling_For_Soup_bassolo.btab
    TablEdited by jani_bjorklund
    Tuning : E A D G Time Signature: 4/4

    tempo 134
    |----------------0-------1-----2-|----------------------2-0-------|
    |0-----0-4-----------------------|----------------0---------2-0---|
    |--------------------------------|0-----0-4-----------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------0-----0-2-----0---------|--------------------------------|
    |2-----2-----------------2-------|--------2-----2-0-----0-4-----0-|
    |------------------------------0-|3-----3-------------------------|


    |----------------0-------1-------|2-------0-----------------------|
    |0-----0-4-----------------------|----------------4-------2-------|
    |------------------------------0-|--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |4-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------0-----0-2-----0---------|--------------------------------|
    |2-----2-----------------2-------|--------2-----2-0-----0-4-----0-|
    |------------------------------0-|3-----3-------------------------|


    |----------------0-----0-1-------|2-------0-----------------------|
    |0-------4-----------------------|----------------4-------2-------|
    |------------------------------0-|--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    Created with TablEdit http://www.tabledit.com/