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Take Five Bassline?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Journey55, Mar 12, 2013.


  1. So I always just kinda played this song repetitively and I finally watched a live version of Brubeck with Desmond and the gang and it occurred to me that I wasn't playing anything like what the bassist (I think it was Eugene Wright or something along those lines) was playing...for reference I usually play the song like this:

    G|----------------| and then vamp it or whatever
    D|----------------|
    A|-6-6--6-6----4-|
    E|-----------6----|

    then play this (with some passing notes or whatever in between) with different rhythms (I'll just put the notes to save space)
    G|----------------------|
    D|----------------------|
    A|-2-1--------2-1-------|
    E|------4--2-------4--1-|

    then go back to the vamping part for the solos and just change it up with rhythms and such...


    Anyone know how to really play it? ALA This version ()
     
  2. LeoSash

    LeoSash

    Feb 13, 2012
    Well it would make it ten times easier to use standard notion for this, but i'll explain what im hearing in tab.
    Vamp:
    G|----------------| otherwise its Eb to Bb
    D|5--------8--------|
    A|4-6---------------|
    E|-------------6--|

    OR

    G|---------3------|
    D|5--1--------------|
    A|4------------1----|
    E|---------------|

    Its the same rhythm for the B section as well. (here are the roots out of rhythm)

    G|------------------1--|--------------------1----------3-|
    D|5-------------1-----|-----4-----------1----------3---|
    A|4--2------1---------|-4-----2------1---------4------|
    E|-------4------------|-----------4---------------------|

    hope this helps.
     

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