Submission Keep on Doing That Right Thing - Bernard Wright

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by 905, May 3, 2019.

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  1. 905

    905

    Jul 23, 2006
    Norway


    Hi,

    This song is an absolutely killer accompaniment to what I assume is Bernard Wright's lead vocals. Honestly the vocals aren't the best ever, but I like the lyrics and they serve the song very well.
    The song modulates (changes keys) by half-steps a whopping 7 times, from D - Eb - D - Eb - E - F - Gb - G. Meanwhile, the chords stay the same (relatively). When you have a great idea, why not milk it dry? :drool:
    The melodica solo at the end is just icing on the cake.

    The bassline is played on a synth originally, which lends itself well to lines that are not especially ergonomical for a bass guitar, let alone a fretless - even if it sounds pretty good on one ;)

    See also in f.ex measure 6, the slur from beat 3:
    this is played legato, with a pitch wheel or similar.
    You can imitate it with a quick slide or maybe a hammer-on.
    This is a point in each section (letter) for similar ornaments.

    Letter F, m.80: I assume they left this very spicy b9 in to troll transcribers like me
    Letter G, m.91: the Ab is a pitch wheel thing
    Letter I, m.108: Go slow!
    Letter I, m.110: there is a quick slide up to the A on beat 4& that I missed
    I also missed a muted attack right before the F# in bar 2
     

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  2. ChrisDev

    ChrisDev Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2009
    Belgium
    Ritter Instruments Team & Owner BassLessons.be
    Nice one . Thanks for sharing!
     
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  3. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Question: The Modulations go up, correct?
    Why use Flats?

    (FWIW, I would rather read/see Eb vs. D#).
    :)
     
  4. 905

    905

    Jul 23, 2006
    Norway
    Well, my general rule is that fewer accidentals is easier to read. Plus, I've played a fair share with horns so I may have been subliminally influenced to prefer flats :)
     
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  5. slagheap

    slagheap

    Dec 23, 2011
    track very reminiscent of stevie wonder. meant as a compliment.