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Tabs for Black Betty?

Discussion in 'Technique [BG]' started by david_kiruna, Oct 29, 2000.

  1. david_kiruna


    Sep 16, 2000
    I just wonder if anyone out there has the tabs for Black Betty with Ram Jam? If you do, please let me know, 'cause I'm having some trouble finding out the way of playing the fast part in the song...

  2. Ogden


    Apr 4, 2000
    Ram Jam consisted of two guitarists and a drummer. NO BASSIST. Therefore no bass line to Black Betty. Sorry.
  3. Player


    Dec 27, 1999
    USA Cincinnati, OH
    There certainly is a bass line and a pretty damn good one. It's been a while, but I'll see if I still have the recording of it and maybe I can give some help.
  4. Ogden


    Apr 4, 2000
    sorry, you are right. I don't know where I got that from (I think it was my guitarist when I said we should play it)
  5. f.y.i.

    Ram Jam
    Howard Arthur Blauvelt - Bass, Vocals
  6. MrDOS

    MrDOS Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2006
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Yeah it's tough to get the fingering right. When the tempo changes, I play an open D on the D string, and pull off from the B to open A on the A string. Hope that helps.