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The Oceans walking line, by Led Zeppelin

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by invisiman, Jul 1, 2004.


  1. invisiman

    invisiman

    Feb 22, 2004
    I was wondering if someone has the time/ability to tab out the walk line at the end of that song(3:17-end), or atleast the keys it goes through so it doesn't sound like crap when I play it with my band.

    Thanks in advance!! :bassist:
     
  2. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    I wont tab it out note for note but



    the main groove is going between D for a bar and E for a bar


    the Lick is half bar of A and a half a bar of D then a bar of E BUT the E starts on the And of 4 (anticipate)

    The notes are C#,B,A,G#,F#,E,C#,B


    Aj
     
  3. http://www.mxtabs.net/tab_versions.php?path=Bass,l,2228,Led+Zeppelin,The+Ocean,7625

    This tab has it transcribed pretty accurately. Our band plays this song and I used this tab to learn it last year. It seems pretty correct. Only thing to do is check the timing of each note, the tab has no rhythm at all. For example, sometimes a D will be played as a dotted 8th and 16th which can be simply played as a quarter note D.
     
  4. poppamies

    poppamies

    Dec 15, 2002
    Here it is! I transcribed the whole ending. It can be found as standard notation/tab at hy homepage: http://www.geocities.com/jani_bjorklund/janis.html?1078518197862

    P.S. There's also a midifile of the bassline...

    As a tab it looks like this...

    the_ocean-walkin'_bass_ending.btab
    led_zeppelin
    TablEdited by poppamies
    Tuning : E A D G Time Signature: 4/4

    tempo 126
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------2-------0---------------|--------4-------2---------------|
    |------------------------2-------|0-----------------------4-------|


    |--------4-------2---------------|--------------------------------|
    |0-----------------------4---2---|--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|0-------2-------3-------4-------|


    |--------------------------------|----------------0-------1-------|
    |0-------2-------4-------4-------|2-------4-----------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------2-------0---------------|--------------------------------|
    |------------------------2-------|0-------2-------3-------4-------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |----------------0-------4---2---|--------------------------------|
    |----0-------4-------------------|----2---------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------0-----------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |----------------0-------4---2---|--------2-----------------------|
    |0---0-------0-------------------|----2-----------------------0---|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |0---0---------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------2-------0---------------|--------------------------------|
    |------------------------2-------|0-------2-------3-------4-------|


    |----------------2-------4-2-----|--------------------------------|
    |0-------4-------------------4---|2-------0-----------------------|
    |--------------------------------|----------------4-------2---0---|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |--------4-------2---------------|--------6-------4---------------|
    |0-----------------------4-------|------------------------6-------|
    |--------------------------------|7-------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |0-------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------3-------2-------0-------|--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|0---0---2-------3-------4-------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |----------------0-------4---2---|--------2-----------------------|
    |----0-------4-------------------|----2---------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |2---------------0-----------2---|--------2---------------2-------|
    |----0-------4-----------0-------|----2---------------------2-4---|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |0---0---------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------2-------0---------------|--------------------------------|
    |------------------------2-------|0-------2-------3-------4-------|


    |----------------2-------4-2-----|--------------------------------|
    |0-------4-------------------4---|2-------0-----------------------|
    |--------------------------------|----------------4-------2-------|
    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |----4---0-------2-------4-------|2-----------------------2---1---|
    |2h5-----------------------------|----------------2---------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------4-----------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |0---0---------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |--------3-------2-------0-------|--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|0-------2---2---3-------4-------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |----------------0-----------2---|--------------------------------|
    |0---0-------4-------------------|----2---------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------0-----------------------|


    |--------------------------------|--------------------------------|
    |----------------0-------0---2---|--------------------------------|
    |0---0-------4-------------------|----2---------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|--------0-----------------------|


    |--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|
    |--------------------------------|
    |(0)-----------------------------|


    Created with TablEdit http://www.tabledit.com/
     
  5. Good tab, but the 5th measure seems wrong. I would play it D, E, F#, F#, and not D, E, F, F#. He clearly hits F# twice.
     
  6. invisiman

    invisiman

    Feb 22, 2004
    Wow, thanks a ton guys!! :bassist: :bassist:
     
  7. I played with a Zeppelin tribute for awhile and that was the bit I was always anxious for. Very cool groove.
     
  8. poppamies

    poppamies

    Dec 15, 2002
    Thank you jenderfazz! My misstake. I allreay corrected the tab.