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Le Freak correct bass line?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by RevengeGoose, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. RevengeGoose


    Oct 21, 2007
    Hey i was wondering if anyone knew the correct bassline Le Freak by Chic. I've seen some tabs floating around but i was wondering if u knew of one that's absolutely correct
  2. Alvaro Martín Gómez A.

    Alvaro Martín Gómez A. TalkBass' resident Bongo + cowbell player

    I transcribed it some years ago and I can guarantee its accuracy:

  3. fokof

    fokof One day ,I'll be in the future

    Mar 16, 2007
    The E on the second 16th of the second beat;
    I hear it more like a dead note than an actual E.....

    And play everything VERY staccato......
  4. BassyBill

    BassyBill The smooth moderator... Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2005
    West Midlands UK
    AMGA - that's looks fun! I used to play a chart of this years ago when the song first came out, but I think the bass part wasn't transcribed as accurately as you appear to have done it here.

    I shall enjoy playing that through a few times. Thank you very much for being good enough to post it. :)
  5. MistaMarko


    Feb 3, 2006
    Only problem with this is that the measure where it does:

    a 3 e & 4 & right before the main riff..it actually goes:

    a 3 e & 4 & *a*..

    4 & a is F#, G, E on the low E string.

    *I have Chic funk tab book :D*
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I think what a line like this shows you is how the most important aspect is the timing and rhythmical information - which is entirely lacking in the vast majority of Tab! :eyebrow:

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