Validation of "Blues at Sunset - Albert King

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by xray, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. xray

    xray Guest

    Feb 15, 2009
    Kona, HI
    I can't find any recordings where I can clearly pick out the base chords for this song. The guitar music I picked up gives it a standard I-IV-V pattern in G. Is this correct for bass? Do I need to tune down? Anyone have the correct bass line?

    Thanks,
     
  2. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    Blues at Sunrise? 12-bar blues in F:

    F Bb F F
    Bb Bb F F
    C Bb F C

    (Seventh chords, you know...)

    Basic riff is:

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


    You can play the A as the open A if you'd like, but I like the meatier sound of fretting it, plus then you can slide into it now and then to grease it up a little.
     
  3. xray

    xray Guest

    Feb 15, 2009
    Kona, HI
    Wow, I change my mind about this forum. You made my day!! Muchas Gracias! Thanks PlayTheBass.
     
  4. PlayTheBass

    PlayTheBass Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2004
    Carmichael, CA
    Right on, Xray! :) De nada, amigo.