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Is there anyway to play the stairway to heaven intro on a bass?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by duo8675309, Apr 14, 2006.

  1. duo8675309


    Jun 5, 2005
    Just wondering. I looked up the guitar tab and it used those two pointless strings on a guitar, so I was wondering how to play it correctly on a bass.
  2. chriscisme


    Dec 20, 2005
    try going 5 frets up on whatever string it is or whatever, you know what im sayin...i think
  3. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA
    tap it!
  4. i have a tapped version of the entire song on my computer that i downloaded a long time ago, but i have no idea who the artist is or how many strings he is using.
  5. Diego


    Dec 9, 2005
    San Francisco, CA

    Can you post it for people to use?
  6. DaftCat


    Jul 26, 2004
    Medicine Hat
  7. wRaith


    Aug 22, 2005
    Sydney, Australia
    When I do stuff like that (translate a guitar intro/solo onto my bass) I just shift each note a string lower (ie. G to D, D to A, A to E) and move it up five frets. Stuff on the guitar's high E gets put on the G string 9 frets higher. Change the chords/power chords into single notes or 2-note power chords.

    Sorry if any of that sounds wrong or badly explained, it's nearly midnight here in Australia and I'm tired.

  8. found this video.

    he plays the stairway intro right after the crappy version of mario.
  9. vyse933


    Mar 31, 2006
    Grand Haven, MI
    it's so very possible..and so easy. you just have to do some work to figure it out where the notes are. for example...i learned stairway..and i also learned good riddance by green day..wich is a fun one
  10. Sutton


    Mar 3, 2005
    Plainwell, MI


    You owe me big time for sitting down for like 15 mins to figure it out
  11. MikeRS


    Aug 16, 2005
    Clinton, MA
    I transposed it on the piano in less than a minute note wise (with the "tab" rhythm marks), its:

    e e e e e e e e

    E4 A4 C5 E5 F#5 E5 B4 F#5

    e e e e h

    G5 E5 C5 G5 D5

    e e e q q e

    G4 G4 A4 A4 B4 A4


    Sorry it doesn't line up right
  12. I trade you a 14 for a 17.... i think?

  13. ric stave

    ric stave

    May 6, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    Hey, didn't anyone read the sign?

    *No Stairway!* ~The Management

  14. :D

    They should have a *No Classical Thump or Higher Ground* in the bass section at music stores
  15. Hey, you forgot the slide.

  16. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    Yep, that is correct
  17. tkozal


    Feb 16, 2006
    New York City
    All of your names have been noted, and will be given to the proper authorities when punishment is due.
  18. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    For what, tabbing the intro to stairway to heaven on bass? I'm pretty sure led zeppelin doesnt have a copyright on a BASS tab of stairway to heaven, seeing as JPJ didnt play this on bass. But hey, put my name at the top of your list :rollno:
  19. Dan1099

    Dan1099 Dumbing My Process Down

    Aug 7, 2004
    I believe it was a joke, about stairway being played too often in guitar stores.
  20. morf

    morf Banned

    Feb 17, 2006
    your deduction process works better than mine...

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