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Playing runs & fills note for note...

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by rydin4lifebass, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Two quick questions here...my ear isn't help me much. I'm trying to play these note for note and I'm having trouble with two little areas.

    Can anyone confirm the "run" at the 0:52 mark in THIS SONG . I thought it was D-D-E-F# to land on the G on the first beat of the next bar. I'm playing it like this but that open E just sounds out of place.


    The second question is the song Bleed by Collective Soul HERE . Much of this song is pretty easy with just A, G, and D notes. My question is the "fill" played at the 2:25 mark. It sounds like a hammer on followed by a flew notes but I can't make it out.
  2. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Try |D E F# D | G

    For that one, try G to A for the hammer on, then (E) D B A | G.
  3. Groove Master

    Groove Master

    Apr 22, 2011
    Author of Groove 101, Slap 101 and Technique 101
    D-E- F# -G

    3 notes-run. There is only 2 8ths notes on the third beat. All the other notes in the bar are quater notes.

    Also it is played an octave higher then what you think. But if you play it as explained, it will sound fine also an octave below. It clashes only because you are playing along the track but in a band situation, everything would fit anyway,

    As for the CS song, the D chord is played with F# in the bass D/F#.
  4. OkrBoxs.

    Try this. On the first song I started transcribing from :50 because I thought it was more logical to start at the top of the measure. On the second one, you can play the same riff in a different position if you need. Hope this helps!
    When I transcribe songs, I always use my Sony MDR7506 headphones in order to hear the bass line clearly. Also, I might EQ or slow the speed down to catch fast phrases.
  5. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    I would write the first song in cut time (2/2) with the half note = 108.
  6. Thanks for all the help everyone. I'm at work currently but I'll be checking this stuff out as soon as I get home. In the first song, since the G is played on 5th fret of the D string as opposed to the 3rd fret of the E string, I suppose it would make more sense to play the A on the 7th fret of the D string as opposed to 5th fret of the E?

    I had another thread about a different song but you guys are "on it" so I figured I ask here. I have the first verse of this song: . I'm curious about the "transtion" note in the 7th bar as well as in the 14th. Does that sound right to you guys?

    Verse 1


    Chorus 1

  7. Febs

    Febs Supporting Member

    May 7, 2007
    Philadelphia, PA
    Well, either A would sound fine, but if you want to play what's on the record, play the A on the 7th fret of the D string.