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Request What Am I Missing by Rufus w/ Chaka Khan

Discussion in 'Tablature and Notation [BG]' started by Rapisme, Jul 3, 2018.


  1. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME


    Been working on it and just missing some key components..

    Any help is appreciated.

    Thank you,
     
  2. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    I finally picked up that album on cd last week (along with Party 'til You're Broke...much of their stuff is being re-issued as part of something called the Disco 40 Series.
    I also have Camouflage on order.

    "Hollywood" from Ask Rufus would be a good tune to learn...
     
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  3. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    I actually own that album when it first came out.
    I think Bobby Watson is the bassist on the tune.. Don't quote me please cause I would have to go thru the collection and that would take a minute.. Love that band for days as I got to see them live..
    Oh man the memories.
     
  4. LeeNunn

    LeeNunn Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    I'll finish it up next weekend.
     
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  5. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Looked at the liners...the band is listed (with Watson on bass), no individual song credits.
    Horns are by Seawind (popular Horn section in that time frame...decent band, too, in a Pop vibe).
    Additional handclaps are credited to Louis & George Johnson.
    Louis Johnson does play bass on "Tonight We Love" from Party 'til You're Broke (obviously...it's his signature slap tone). :)
     
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  6. LeeNunn

    LeeNunn Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    I like the way the line in the first measure changes in measure 19 and thereafter. Instead of the Bb, it's B natural. The B natural, combined with the E natural, gives the Fmin chord an interesting sound. I had never heard this song before.
     

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  7. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    Great Job Lee!!
    Yeah it's so cool...
     
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  8. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Lee is the man...
     
  9. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    So...how do you guys play the opening 3 bars?
     
  10. Rapisme

    Rapisme Supporting Member

    Dec 5, 2007
    RAPISME
    With feel,:cool:
     
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  11. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Besides that!
    ;)
     
  12. ChrisDev

    ChrisDev Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2009
    Belgium
    Ritter Instruments Team & Owner BassLessons.be
    Do you mean fingerings/tabs?
    If yes, There are a few ways. I can write them out if you want
     
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  13. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Chris...you are the man, too!
    :)

    I have "my way"...involves an Open "D".
    I was just curious about you guys.
    (I have not listened to the tune hard enough to decipher where Bobby Watson fingered it).

    Of course, those with a 5-string would do it differently.
     
  14. ChrisDev

    ChrisDev Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2009
    Belgium
    Ritter Instruments Team & Owner BassLessons.be
    The video is not available in my country, so I can't hear what he's doing. I'm guessing "1" from my examples.
    I would probably choose "2" as I don't like to use open strings ( a sound thing )
    Jaco would've probably chosen "3"
    Am-I-missing-tabs.
     
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  15. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Very cool analysis.

    In my old anal daze...I would have chose a mixture of Option 1 & Option 2.
    No open strings back then, either. Play in position using all 4 fingers, etc.

    Today...I would go for Option 1.

    I get your point about Jaco & Option 3.
    Jaco does use Open D & Open G a lot, though.
     
  16. ChrisDev

    ChrisDev Commercial User

    Aug 18, 2009
    Belgium
    Ritter Instruments Team & Owner BassLessons.be
    So, you mean I'm... you didn't just imply that... :woot:
    Hmm, combo of 1 & 2 should have been there too (it's 1:30 here, half working brain)
     
  17. foal30

    foal30

    Dec 3, 2007
    New Zealand
    That disco big hit
    Ain't no stopping us

    That bassline uses a B not a Bb inside the F min chord
    But probably not the maj 7 E IIRC
     
  18. JimK

    JimK

    Dec 12, 1999
    Not you!
    Me!
    :)
     
  19. LeeNunn

    LeeNunn Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2012
    Charlottesville, VA
    The very first measure uses Bb. After that it switches to the B natural. I meant the open E on the bottom. The ascending line goes up to the Eb (and then F).
     
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