Mark King- Dune Tune

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by kirbywrx, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. kirbywrx

    kirbywrx formerly James Hetfield

    Jul 27, 2000
    Melbourne, Australia.
    My bass teachers wants me to learn this for my end of year exam. I only started listening to it yesterday, but my god, its amazing! So 80's but its still good!

    Im going to try and learn it from sheet music, and its my first attempt at learning a song that way. Does anyone have any tips to pull off this song a bit easier, or a way of learning it to make it that little bit easier.

  2. 20db pad

    20db pad

    Feb 11, 2003
    I been everywhere, man...
    None. At all.
    It's good practice to count everything out and read it from the sheet music. If that's too daunting of a task, you can copy the sheet music from the paper into a music program such as Finale or Cakewalk. Then, you can speed up or slow down the playback with no change in pitch.
  3. Dave Castelo

    Dave Castelo

    Apr 19, 2000
    it's pretty easy for the intro, just do the melody on G string and the bass is just the D and A open strings (IIRC)

    as for the verse, well... you'll have to be as funky as hell, just be sure to have fun with it
  4. the opening chordal section is very similar to a riff in Stanley Clarke's "school days" /"jamaican boy".

    watch out for some pretty wide bends- I've found doing the last one of the opening section on standard gauge strings (45-105) puts the G string out of tune.
    light gauge strings or a headless bass (less slippage) helps here.