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Linus and Lucy

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by ThrashBassist, Oct 9, 2001.


  1. ThrashBassist

    ThrashBassist

    Oct 9, 2001
    Oregon
    BlueHey yo, I was just wonderin', on the song "Linus and Lucy" by Stu Hamm, how does he play the high and low part at the same time? I looked at the tabs and it said
    but that'd be kinda hard. Lil help please:rolleyes:
     
  2. melvin

    melvin

    Apr 28, 2001
    Ok you do know it was originally for piano? Ok good. Well what he does is he takes the E, A, and D strings and uses them as the "left hand" part of the piano part. He also plays that with his left hand. Then he takes the melody of the song, which is like 3 notes, which are a whole step apart, and plays that on the G string.

    So now you know that

    Ok then playing them at the same time...well you need amazing cordination to do that, something I cant do, but am working on.
     
  3. ThrashBassist

    ThrashBassist

    Oct 9, 2001
    Oregon
    I was just wondering how he did that, cause he does it live, hmmm, I guess I better get crackin'.........thanx
     
  4. Ok another thing, he plays all the notes by tapping, which is bassicly fretting the notes without any plucking or picking going on.
     
  5. ThrashBassist

    ThrashBassist

    Oct 9, 2001
    Oregon
    it sounded really bad when I tried tapping, that's why I asked..........
     
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    It's tapping. But it's a very hard song to tap, because both hands are doing a completely seperate thing, so it just takes lots of practice.

    Practice up.
     
  7. Hey guys, thought I would chime in here too :)
    Linus and Lucy is a little tough if you do not have experience tapping. It was the first song that I ever learned, but I had already conditioned my hands for tapping. Search the archives for tapping info you will find tons of great stuff ;)
    I tap alot myself probably more than I play traditionally. Actually tapping was the reason I started to play bass in the first place. It is the perfect instrument for this technique.
     
  8. If you get a chance watch his instructional video (if it's still available) where he plays the whole thing. Interesting to watch.