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how flea plays nobody weird like me?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by JOhnk, Sep 22, 2001.


  1. JOhnk

    JOhnk

    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    I've been playing bass for a little under a year now, and i've gotten to the point where i can get through almost all of flea's stuff. there are a few exceptions, one of which is "nobody weird like me". I just want to know what he's doing in it, because the tab hasn't given much help.
     
  2. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    if I remember well, it's been so long...
    he slap the open D string and pop the octave on the G string very fast.
     
  3. From what I remember from my early high school days, he also throws in the C (5th fret of G string).
    ------------------(triplet)
    G|---------------C---------D
    D|
    A| D-------D---------D
    E|--(triplet
    with second
    note omitted)

    Play the above pattern 3 times and then -

    ---------------(triplet)
    G|-----D------D------D
    D|
    A|-D------D------D
    E|--(triplet)

    Play the above once.

    That should be the main riff. (I could be wrong cause it's been many years since I heard the song.) I've used notes instead of tabs and I couldn't really illustrate the rythms, but if you listen to it, you should be able to see it.
     
  4. JOhnk

    JOhnk

    Mar 31, 2001
    burlington, vt
    thanks.. its actually alot easier than it seems. I prefer sheet music too. but i'm too lazy to see if it even exists for the song.

    thanks again
     
  5. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    also how does he do the solo so damn fast? does he use more than one finger to pop it?
     
  6. bassduder

    bassduder

    Jul 30, 2001
    Canada, GF-W
    can someon maybe tab or write out the notes or something for the solo...it sounds like hes sweeping or something?

    thanks
     
  7. SKB

    SKB Guest

    What solo?
     
  8. Fishbrain

    Fishbrain

    Dec 8, 2000
    England, Liverpool
    Endorsing Artist: Warwick Bass and Amp
    the one in the middle of the song

    and bass duder I think the tab is on this site and if not http://www.tabcrawler.com
     
  9. SKB

    SKB Guest

     
  10. If you mean the fingered bit after the explosion, it's hammerons.