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Boogie on Reggae Woman from Bass Player Dec 2007

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Chadwickw, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Chadwickw

    Chadwickw Supporting Member

    Jan 8, 2009
    Bay Area, CA
    Hi everyone,

    I've been trying to find a back issue of the December 2007 BP, which apparently features a great tab of the synth line from BORW for the bass. This issue seems impossible to find so I'm hoping that someone here has one and might be willing to help me out. I'd be happy to pay/trade for a copy of that tab or buy the magazine from you outright.

    If you happen to have any idea how I might "properly" purchase a back issue (the BP website is horrible!) that would also be really appreciated.

    Thanks in advance for your help!
  2. paul_wolfe


    Mar 8, 2009

    That transcription is AWESOME. You need a 5 string though.

    The easiest way to get it is to order it from Bass Player - and I agree their website is horrible. If you live in the USA phone them and you'll get through. If you're outside the UK then do it by email - it will take a few days but you'll get there. Their service is actually pretty good once you get through to the right person. Good luck.
  3. I actually have that issue. I can scan it in and send it to you if you would like. Just let me know!
  4. vinny


    Apr 3, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV.
    IIRC, it was a four string tuned (down a 1/2) to Eb. Excellent transcription & a real bitch to play (for me anyway) accurately.
  5. DyerWolf


    Jun 3, 2007
    Could you send it to me? My email is in my profile. Would be greatly appreciated.
  6. SteveFromBerlin


    Jan 3, 2008
    Hi there,

    I know this is a very old post but I'm desperately looking for this very transcription you have. I want to play that bassline soo much but at the moment do not have the time to transcribe it myself.

    Would you be so kind and send that transcription to me if you still happen to have it somewhere?

    All the best from Berlin!
  7. Beachcoma


    Mar 19, 2007
    I'd love to have that too!
  8. dpbass66

    dpbass66 Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    If you read notation Ive transcribed a portion of it (cant remember how much exactly I was in music school). I'd scan it and send it if you'd like, but there is no tab.

    It is definitely worth studying for some "finger-funk" bass line ideas....very awesome!
  9. Clark Dark

    Clark Dark

    Mar 3, 2005
    can't it be done in standard tuning ?

  10. dpbass66

    dpbass66 Supporting Member

    May 20, 2010
    As I recall it depends on how precise you need to be. I play 5 string. I definitely did not change my tuning, I do recall I dropped down and used my B string during the bassline, so if you play 4 string that would require droped tuning OR playing that part of the line up an octave.

    Personally, I dont see the point in trying to EXACTLY replicate stuff like this in terms of register (which octave you play the line in). The point should be to get the line under your fingers really well, learn some of the ideas and ultimately get those ideas into your OWN playing, unless you are in a Stevie Wonder cover band. Even with that I'd probably just use an octave down effect. Finally, again my memory may disserve me here, but I think the original was played on keyboards (clavinet?). To me, this makes learning it even more valuable since you are learning bass ideas that dont come from a fretboard. Its a virtual goldmine of unusual patterns and ideas.
  11. Hyper-sloth

    Hyper-sloth Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2008
    Tampa, FL
    +1 on that one! I have that issue and can send up a copy to anyone still needing it. I just got an EHX Micro Bass and want to try it myself. Checkout Ed Friedland's Micro Bass you-tube review and he rips into that awesome intro. EHX.com | Ed Friedland: Bass Microsynth & Bass Blogger Reviews | Electro-Harmonix
  12. AlvarHanso


    Jun 20, 2011
    You don't need a 5 for Boogie On, unless you want to stay basically in one position. The tab I saw that was pretty good started on the Ab on E then moved up, but I use my 5 and play it from Ab on B. What a fun tune!
  13. jez79


    May 2, 2004
    anyone still able to help a fellow bass player out with a scan of the transcription?
    Just got a Bass Micro Synth yesterday, and dialin' in that sweet stevie tone :)
    Any help greatly appreciated.
    (I emailed bass player in case they could hook me up with a back issue, but I'm hoping someone on the forums will help me first)
  14. Call 212-330-9092. This is Mike Gordon's hotline. He should be able to help you out. Tell him you want some June 7th Worcester funk.
    albinoethiopian likes this.
  15. I have a scanned copy of the transcription from BP if you want it. SHoot me a PM!
  16. CTC564

    CTC564 Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2011
    Toms River,NJ
    If you're still offering to scan the "Boogie on Reggae Woman" bass line, I'd really appreciate it :)
  17. BilRod


    Feb 28, 2012
    I would like that transcription if you're still offering. I've been working on that tune for a band I play in and could really use it!
  18. Ditto, if you would be so kind!!
  19. Mbotis


    Dec 4, 2012
    I'm also looking for the transcription. If anyone can send it my way I would greatly appreciate it. It is an amazing bass part. I've been working on it by ear, and he is playing rhythms that I never would have played in a million years. Obviously, you get a lot more out of trying to figure it out on your own, but at this point, I'd like to see what he's doing on the many riffs that I haven't figured out. It's great stuff!
  20. sc58193


    Feb 24, 2011
    Eastern Shore, MD