WOW!!! Stevie Wonder Bass Player - Happy Birthday

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by Cougar, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. Cougar


    Feb 15, 2014
    Hey Guys,

    Listening to this live performance and just blown away by what the bass guy is doing.

    Wondering if anyone knows/can figure out what the notes are in these runs and groove in the youtube video at:

    2:41 - 2:43
    3:38 - 3:41
    2:00 - 2:04

  2. Cougar


    Feb 15, 2014
    The guy is a legend!

    Anyone know what he is playing in those sections of the video?

  3. kesslari

    kesslari Groovin' with the Fusion Cats Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2007
    Santa Cruz Mtns, California
    Lark in the Morning Instructional Videos; Audix Microphones
    Nathan Watts is one big 'ol groovin' dawg!
  4. Rhythmman535

    Rhythmman535 Supporting Member

    May 9, 2007
    Rochester, NY
    The first two are basically a C major pentatonic (C-D-E-G-A) starting on the G.

    The notes at the 2:00 mark: C-D-F-F-D-C-D-F-F (the last two F-F are below the C). Then the patern moves up a whole step: D-E-G-G-E-D-E-G-G.