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Stu Hamm TAb - please dont hurt me :)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by LiL BaSS DuDe, Oct 15, 2001.


  1. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Scotland,
    Hey guy's, I was just wonderin' if anyone knew or had a TAB for Stu Hamm's "Bass Solo". I was thinking I would win if I learned it for my School Talent SHow:D. I've been through a few sites and found nothing. Should I be looking for another artists? (I didn't think it was STu who wrote it..)

    If no one knows it's ok. Thanks anyway. (and I don't have a hope in HELL tabbing it and then learning it on time:p)

    Advice welcome.
     
  2. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    Hate to sound like a broken record, but you'd get far more musical "use" out of learning it by ear.

    And, I want to add this - please don't take it as a smart-a$$ed shot, it's not - but music is an art form, not a competition.


    BLINKY TABEVIL
     
  3. Boplicity

    Boplicity Supporting Member

    Without knowing exactly which "Bass Solo" of Stu Hamm's you mean, as he has done countless solos, I can tell you that some sheet music books with tab are available (or have been available) for some of his albums such as "Radio Free Albemuth".

    Check:

    http://www.bassbooks.com
     
  4. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    which bass solo are you referring to? the boy Stu has done quite a few in his time ... i'm assuming you mean either "Quahogs Anyone?" or his tapped-out version of the "Moonlight Sonata" :confused:
     
  5. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I do agree with everything you say, but actually in the Classical Music world there are an awful lot of competitions. So like the Tchaikovsky piano prize and in the UK we have the Leeds International Piano Competition as well as "Young Musician of the Year" - where the winner gets to play a concerto with a big orchestra and gets some sort of recording contract.

    Also in Jazz - there can be a lot of competition. I remember meeting a pianist who told me that she was constantly struggling and competing to get noticed in the London "Jazz Scene" - too many people chasing too few piano chairs! Quite a few of the younger (under 40 that is!!) Jazz pros I've met tell me that most of their time is spent competing with others, for gigs in the best venues or for spots in well-known players touring bands - they do more "schmoozing" than playing/practising.
     
  6. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Scotland,
    Well.. ermm. what Im saying, it's not really a competition as such. but it's a show. I think I'd impress a lot of people if I did it. (im not to sure how it works).
    I also really LORV this piece of muzzzziik! :D

    OK, now for wich piece... I think it is "Moonlight Sonatar".
     
  7. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Use your ear. If you learn to use it, you won't have to come and ask for songs ever again or rely on others for the song (how do you know if they're right? Your ear is a very valuable tool, you should really learn to use it.
     
  8. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    DINGDINGDINGDINGDINGGGGG!!!!!!!

    Gotta cast my vote with BLINKY on this one. Music competitions - while often necessary (as in the case of auditions) - are often destructive and stupid. The focus should be on MAKING THE MUSIC, not on how to please the people who are JUDGING the music.

    DURRL TABEVIL
     
  9. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Scotland,
    Ummm.. I said it was a show, not a competition !! (I just found out hw it works..)

    OK, so could anyone give a little advice on HOW to do make the TAB?
     
  10. *ToNeS*

    *ToNeS*

    Jan 12, 2001
    Sydney AU
    well since the entire thing is tapped, you've sorta got your work cut out for you - however, since Hamm's version of the Moonlight Sonata is essentially the same as the original piano piece, i would recommend getting your hands on the original sheet music for that and working from there... and if you ask for piano tab then i won't wait for Pacman or Fitzy to kick your arse :D
     
  11. LiL BaSS DuDe

    LiL BaSS DuDe Guest

    May 15, 2001
    Scotland,
    Oh and another thing I forgot to ask, do I need a B or C to play Hamm's stuff? I know he uses a J-Bass, but I dunno what hge use's for this.
     
  12. I know I am going to get lambasted for this but............ Tell me if you have ever done this and be honest, Your at a party or anywhere and you eat something really good and you ask the person if they have the receipe. WHY????? why not just "figure it out yourself" My opinion is tabs are like receipes it's ok to use them but You also better know how to fry an egg:confused: wait hold on I know I had a point somewhere. OH Yeah, anyway You are not always going to be able to figure out what the bassist is playing, If you thinK I am wrong go LISTEN to classical thump and tab it out for me and I guarantee that 99 percent of you are not even going to be close (just Like the TAB on this site)
    I do think it is ok to use tabs as an aid I even use them once in a while , but I also took bass and theory lessons for many many years and I can "figure out" most songs in my head. I do agree whith most of you for jumping all over the newbies that come on here and say {stoner voice on} Hey man U got the tab to korn's Your mom's a fu**in wh*re that song Kicks A**, However if someont occasionaly needs a tab or the receipe to your grandmothers apple pie maybe just cut him a little slack ;) Any How that's just my opinion and I may be a complete jack A** oh well. Let the roasting begin Oh yeah any one have the tab to smack my bitch up:D
     
  13. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Notation and tab for "Quahogs" is up on bassically.net. Apart from the "Linus & Lucy" excerpt, the rest is written by Hamm. Actually, it's cobbled together using riffs from his other songs.

    If you're talking about any of his classical transcriptions or "Star Spangled Banner", you're on your own. Get the sheet music and lock yourself in the shed. You don't need any low B or C to play Hamm, but 24 frets would be helpful.
     
  14. :confused: :rolleyes:

    (No... really, I'm trying to understand it, but it's not working.)

    Later edited ....
    I think I get it. It's some kind of coded message to Bin Ladens followers. :)
     
  15. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    I don't get the question... B or C what? string? he's got neither, just a 4 string.

    And he doesn't play a Jazz Bass, he uses an Urge sig bass, and before that a Kubicki
     
  16. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    No - recipes are like standard notation and include all the information you need. So Tab contains no information about time - can you imagine a recipe that didn't inlcude this? So - you beat the eggs and butter for (hours, days years?) and then you put the whole mixture in the oven for ... as long as you like!! :rolleyes:

    So using the "Tab" recipe I get something that's burnt to a cinder or possibly so undercooked it's inedible? :rolleyes:
     
  17. So Why do we get about 5 of these reply's everytime someone ask for a tab. Why don't they just say use standard notation, because some songs are almost imposible to "figure out by ear". It's Funny how every one say's use tabs use tabs, use tabs, Yet this site has the biggest bass tab collection on the internet. I would love it if you just took that whole section out and replaced all those tabs with standard notation, but since I know that will never happen for now I will use tabs (when absolutly needed) and figure out the timing myself.;)
     
  18. Pacman

    Pacman Layin' Down Time Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 1, 2000
    Omaha, Nebraska
    Endorsing Artist: Roscoe Guitars, DR Strings, Aguilar Amplification
    nothing's impossible to figure out by ear. :)
     
  19. Oysterman

    Oysterman

    Mar 30, 2000
    Sweden
    Especially when there's all these slow-down software tools which won't change the pitch of what's played... if you have one of those, there really is no excuse! ;)
     
  20. :eek: What Is this crazy Machine You speak of. I must have one at once:D Please Post a Link.