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making a bass lead/short solo (for The Cranberries 'Zombie')

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by yoshi, Jul 19, 2005.

  1. yoshi


    Jul 12, 2002
    England, London
    evenin' all.

    I'm in a band that does covers ranging from Adam and the Ant to..Zombie (no Zappa). We rock everything up a lot. Our line up is simple: drummer, guitarist, vocalist and bassist.

    I add in a lot of fills and licks throughout our songs but I just cannot seem to add anything to this song (Zombie). I'd appreciate it if anyone could/would give me a hand/starting point.

    The section I'll be working with goes: E > C > G > F#

    here's a tab incase!
    (all 8th notes; tempo 80bpm)

    G -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------- 
    D -----------------|-----------------|-----------------|----------------- 
    A -----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-3-|-----------------|----------------- 
    E -0-0-0-0-0-0-3-0-|-----------------|-3-3-3-3-3-3-5-3-|-2-2-2-2-2-2-3-2- 
    thanks, this could be fun :)
  2. Correlli


    Apr 2, 2004
    New Zealand
    I played this tune in a band I just finished up with.

    I played it using chords, like Root - 5th - Octave. The chords I played where up around the 12th fret, so as to try and make it sound cleaner.

    You might like to try playing chords and adding some sort of arpeggio technique on each chord. Careful with your EQ. Wrong EQ settings can make chords sound like crap.