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happy birthday (?)

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by pcollin, Jan 19, 2006.


  1. pcollin

    pcollin

    Dec 22, 2005
    Portland, Maine
    Had a gig last Friday and someone asked us between sets to please sing/play happy birthday to someone in the crowd. As easy as it is for us to "sing" happy birthday, none of us had ever tried playing it before. We ended up doing a bluesy, bad lounge-lizard version that made everyone laugh and it was OK. My question is, does anybody know a good Happy Birthday bass tab? This might come up again and I'd like to be ready. Thanks!
     
  2. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Just off the top of my head, here's the scale degrees, sans-rhythm...

    5,5-6,5,8,7
    5,5-6,5,9,8
    5,5-12,10,8,7,6
    11,11-10,8,9,8

    Or, in the key of C Maj using C3 as the root:

    G3 G3 A3 G3 C4 B3
    G3 G3 A3 G3 D4 C4
    G3 G3 G4 E4 C4 B3 A3
    F4 F4 E4 C4 D4 C4