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Stairway To Heaven solo tab for bass?

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by CauliColin, Jan 14, 2012.


  1. Before I start, don't call me a guitar wannabe! I am wanting to learn the Stairway To Heaven solo on bass, to wipe the smile of my guitarist's face if anything. I have tried searching, yet I have hauled no results.
     
  2. Really? At least an adaptation/transposition of the guitar tab? (an octave down of course).
     
  3. trblWthTrebles

    trblWthTrebles

    Jan 8, 2012
    I can probably do that some time this weekend.

    Won't be a bad thing to have in my own files.

    I convert lots of guitar to bass for myself.
     
  4. trblWthTrebles

    trblWthTrebles

    Jan 8, 2012
    first shot at it
    TWO octaves down and still goes to fret 17 on G

    notes are probably ok. started with a version 3 guitarpro tab from ug

    took a shot at the fingering. at least got the hammers and slides on the same string!

    i could probably do a little more if this is the right direction but you have some suggested changes.

    let me know how it goes.
     

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  5. If you could, I would be really grateful! Could you please PM me the tab (if you actually do it) please?
     
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  6. ric stave

    ric stave

    May 6, 2006
    Buffalo, NY
    The TAB wouldn't have to be written an octave down, as TAB shows the fret and string, not actual pitch. Playing a guitar TAB on bass makes it sound an octave lower, by default.

    You could use the guitar TAB, and just have to move any notes that are played on the hi E and B strings to the G and D. You'd only have to 'transpose' notes if they exceed the fret range of your bass.
     
  7. trblWthTrebles

    trblWthTrebles

    Jan 8, 2012
    another option, theoretically, is to tune dgbe 2 octaves below the guitar dgbe and play the top 4 lines of guitar tab exactly

    most 'solos'(guitar,keys,horns)won't fit on std 4 without lowering the pitch a second octave. stairway would go to fret 29 on the g without a transpose.

    with software, that transpose is the trivial part anyway.

    another possibility is to come down 1 octave on some sections and 2 on others.
     
  8. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Alabama
    It might be easier for someone to share the transposed tab (one octave lower) instead of describing 17 ways to emulate a guitar solo. :D
     
  9. trblWthTrebles

    trblWthTrebles

    Jan 8, 2012
    pdf attachment with bass clef and tab is in moderation(for a while now)
     
  10. trblWthTrebles

    trblWthTrebles

    Jan 8, 2012
    Track 2: gtr solo on std bass(-2 oct)

    G|-------2-----------------------|--------------------------------|------------------------------|
    D|----------5--2-----------------|------------------------10--10--|-10---10--------------10---12-|
    A|-5--------------5--3-----5--3--|--------------------10----------|----------12--7--12-----------|
    E|----------------------5--------|-5--3--1---1----1---------------|------------------------------|


    G|-----------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
    D|-10--------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------|
    A|----12-10----10-12---12------12-10-7-----|-3--0--5--3--------------0---3--0--3---3---|
    E|----------13-------------10-----------10-|-------------5--3--0--3--------------------|


    G|-----2-------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------2--5---|
    D|--------5--2-------------------------------------|--------3--------------------5--2--5---------|
    A|--------------5--3--0--3-5--3--------------------|-0---3-----5--3--0--3--5-7-------------------|
    E|-3-----------------------------5--3--5--3--1---3-|---------------------------------------------|


    G|--------------------12-12--12-10-------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|
    D|-12--12-10-12-10-10--------------12-12-10----|-10-10-12-12-10----10-10-12-12-10----10-10-12-12-10----10-10-12-12-10----|
    A|------------------------------------------12-|----------------12----------------12----------------12----------------12-|
    E|---------------------------------------------|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|


    G|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|----------------------------------------12---12---|
    D|-10-10-12-12-10----10-10-12-12-10----10-10-12-12-10----10-10-12-12-10----|-10-10-12-12-10----10-10-12-12-10----10-----------|
    A|----------------12----------------12----------------12----------------12-|----------------12----------------12--------------|
    E|-------------------------------------------------------------------------|--------------------------------------------------|


    G|-12--9--12-9------------------------------12-|----------------------------|---------12-14--12-12-------------------------|
    D|--------12----12-10----10-12-10----10-12-----|-12-12-10-------------------|-----12---------------12-12-10----12-10----10-|
    A|--------------------12----------12-----------|----------12--12----12------|-------------------------------12-------12----|
    E|---------------------------------------------|----------------------------|----------------------------------------------|


    G|--------|-------------------------------|--------|-----------------------------------|
    D|-12-----|-------------------------------|--------|-----------------------------------|
    A|--------|-----12----12--12--10-12----10-|-12-----|-----8-----8-----8--7--5-----5-----|
    E|--------|-------------------------------|--------|--------------------------8-----8--|


    G|--------------------|----------17-14----17-14----17-14----17-14----17-14----17---|
    D|--------------------|-------14-------14-------14-------14-------14-------14------|
    A|-5--7--5------------|------------------------------------------------------------|
    E|----------8--5------|------------------------------------------------------------|
     

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