Request|| Paul Simon - Call Me Al

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by him666, Apr 14, 2005.

  1. i would also like the tab for that tune.

    that bass lead break towards the end of the song.

    is that actually real?? can anyone play that?

    it almost sounds reversed or something??

  2. I heard it was reversed, indeed.
  3. From mxtabs.. this bass solo is two measures long, but the bassist (Bakithi Kumalo) only
    played the first measure. The engineer flipped the tape and recorded the first
    measure backwards, forming a musical palindrome. this is a close
    approximation of the solo. It's what Bakithi played on the live versions

    it's played slapstyle on a washburn fretless 4string. The first measure is
    four triplets. using a slap-hammer on-pop approach. the second measure
    consists of three triplets using a slap-pulloff-pop approach. The last beat
    of measure two is straight sixteenth notes
    listen to the solo and see if you can hear the backwards sounding delay on the
    last beat that tips off the this busy lick's studio-processed genesis