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Genesis bass tabs?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by jerrytheband, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. jerrytheband


    Jul 26, 2012
    Does anyone have any bass tabs for any of the 70s era Genesis songs? Like Watcher of the Skies, The Knife, or The Musical Box
  2. jerrytheband


    Jul 26, 2012
  3. Maleikbassist


    Mar 8, 2013
    I'm in the same boat brother. It seems as if no one likes Mike Rutherford enough to tab out his stuff. :'( Or maybe just too intimidated. I know that the Musical Box doesn't actually have bass on it. Rutherford is on 12 string and playing some slight basslines on the pedals he had. What are you looking for with the Watcher of The Skies? I know most of it, but I learned it by ear. I could probably relay some information to you, but I'd like to know in general
  4. jerrytheband


    Jul 26, 2012
    Pretty much the whole bass part. I'm also looking for the bass part to I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) as well
  5. tgriley62


    Jan 25, 2011
    S.E. Mo
    When I can't find tabs for songs I use the following sites. They usualy have the guitar "chords". The chords, most of the time, will at least give you the root note and by using them & listening to the song you can get pretty close. Hope this helps

    www. yourchords.com
  6. play it at double speed and the bass lines pop out!
  7. GtenderG

    GtenderG Supporting Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Lot's of good Genesis midi files out there. I have some freeware that'll print the score.
    Learned the willow farm section of suppers ready, trick of the tail and in that quiet earth.
  8. Maleikbassist


    Mar 8, 2013
    Basically you just jam on an A. The chorus is an A Mixolydian scale then a D Major Scale.
  9. 3star2nr


    Jun 2, 2013
    Crank your volume up and transcribe it. Your ears are way more accurate than any tab
    Sturg likes this.
  10. jerrytheband


    Jul 26, 2012
    That's for I Know What I Like, right?
  11. Maleikbassist


    Mar 8, 2013
    Yeah, it's really simple. In the second chorus though there is a part that goes like A4, D7, A5, D7, A7, D7. That's the break part between the second and third chorus
  12. LordDog


    Jun 25, 2013
    Norwich UK
  13. The BurgerMeister

    The BurgerMeister musician.

    Apr 13, 2006
    Big Bear, CA
    working on "Harold the Barrel" right now, by ear. what fun! and what a musician, that Mike Rutherford! of all the progressive bands i listen to, Peter Gabriel Genesis is the one i come back to the most.
  14. aster


    Oct 9, 2014
    You can find someof them at ultimate tabs:

    Thera are few songs you're looking for (Musical box, the knife..). Not all of them are right but you can make a good start and correct them if needed.
    Most of them are made to be played in guitar pro so you have all the parts and use them for a cover.
    Good luck