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Dark Eyed Cajun Woman

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by DRafalske, Apr 3, 2009.


  1. DRafalske

    DRafalske

    Nov 6, 2008
    Hebron, KY
    I think I'm playing the intro wrong. Can anyone clarify it for me?

    Thanks!

    Dave
     
  2. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    G A D E C D G A (2x)


    The first two notes are played on the D string, the next four on the A string and the final two on the E string.
     
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  3. DRafalske

    DRafalske

    Nov 6, 2008
    Hebron, KY
    Yep. I was playing it wrong.

    Thanks!
     
  4. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    That's a handy little riff to keep in your toolkit as you can use it in part or in total when you improv bass parts. :bassist: :smug:



    Are you in a band that is covering that tune or are you learning it for other purposes. "Dark Eyed Cajun Woman" is one of my most favorite tunes to play live. :cool:
     
  5. DRafalske

    DRafalske

    Nov 6, 2008
    Hebron, KY
    I'm in a band that covers that. I've played it live many, many times but it always sounded a little off to me. I was close, but what you gave me is spot on.

    It's one of my favorite songs too.

    We just started doing "In Memory of Elizabeth Reed" and I think it's my new favorite. :bassist: What a fun song to play and the crowds always go nuts at that first change.:D

    Dave
     
  6. Wademeister63

    Wademeister63

    Aug 30, 2004
    Denton Tx
    I love that tune!
    Such a funky feel when you lay off of the one :)
     
  7. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    After 20+ years of playing bass I've just begun to realize just how FUNKY the Doobies bass playing really is. . . . . :bassist:


    :cool:
     
  8. DRafalske

    DRafalske

    Nov 6, 2008
    Hebron, KY
    Agreed.:cool: :bassist:
     
  9. FireBlueDragon

    FireBlueDragon

    Mar 29, 2016
    hi, is there some place i can go where find the rest of thebass parts love song trying to learn it, self teaching my self, new at bass playing off and on for 2 years now i have more time to practice.
     
  10. hbarcat

    hbarcat Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Rochelle, Illinois
    I couldn't tell you. My style of playing when covering songs is to start with the basic chord chart and improv from there. Sometimes I play very close to the original artist, sometimes not. On Dark Eyed Cajun Woman I'm playing way different from the recording.

    Your best bet is to search:

    "[song title] chord chart"
     
  11. EarnestTBass

    EarnestTBass

    Feb 3, 2015
    You will find a ton of bass transcriptions here. Lots of Doobies Bros transcriptions, including Dark Eyed Cajun Woman:

    Transcription Archive
     

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