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Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by wotnwhy, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. i am looking into improving my site reading on bass and so i would like to get hold of some music to learn. so does anybody know where i can find music for bass in standard notation rather than TAB? prefrably solo pieces, not bass lines to songs.



    P.S. i searched the forum for any info and couldn't find anything, if there is already a thread on this could you please direct me to it, thanks :)
  2. SuperDuck


    Sep 26, 2000
    Off to GI with ye.
  3. Hilly


    Jan 10, 2002
    Ipswich, UK
  4. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    That's a pretty good site. But I have one question about the notation below.Where is H on the fretboard?
  5. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    It is actually B. German thing, you know.
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    Could have worked that out from the transcription - which shows Bs for the first note of each bar under H. Although it's a strange transcription - E# ??

    It's a really easy 12 bar blues - made to look complicated!! ;)
  7. Here's an idea, you could always download midi-files and use Sibelius or Finale (notation software) to transcribe it, it just takes a mouseclick. (Midi files will be easier to find then sheet music)
    Extracting just the bass transcription (or any instrument(s)) from a song is very easy too.
    You can listen to the midi file and easily make corrections if needed, you can mute the bass and play along with the other "instruments" and/or slow down the tempo for practice, you can add the note names, chord symbols, lyrics, ...

    hope this helps ...
  8. FunkySpoo

    FunkySpoo Supporting Member

    Feb 6, 2002
    Yeah I know. I guess I just forgot to use alot of these:D ;) :rolleyes:
  9. Strange? To me, E# makes much more sense than F natural would there, especially since the movement is upward.
  10. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member


    E# = Fb
  11. jaybo

    jaybo Guest

    Sep 5, 2001
    Richmond, KY
    I would imagine the E# was used because the dominant is raised. It makes more sense to think of E# as the "leading tone" to F# than F natural being the leading tone to F#.
  12. In what universe?:D
  13. I've known about the B and H thing in old school German music, but is that still done today? Also, how exactly does it work? A, A#, H, C? Or what?
  14. IIRC, B = Bb, H = B.

    E.g., B dur = Bb major, h moll = B minor.
  15. skaboy


    Oct 16, 2001

    because E to F is only a semitone, not a tone.


    as again B to C is only a semitone.

    and then you can apply all this to your theory studies yepiee!

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