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The Bass Zone / Re: 3 strings
« on: September 22, 2012, 07:18:37 AM »
At one point in time all basses were made with 3 strings. Double basses were tuned A D G, because the technology to make a gut string in the necessarry gauge for an E string hadn't been developed.

The Bass Zone / Re: Free Mr. Big Live transcribed
« on: August 09, 2012, 04:06:57 PM »
That's too cool! I wouldn't last long working there before giving in to temptation. Name's Ari btw.

The Bass Zone / Re: Free Mr. Big Live transcribed
« on: August 08, 2012, 03:40:22 PM »
That's Felix in the avatar. He's one of my inspirations and the reason I have an EB1 and a Sunn 2000s. I have a group photo of all my axes on the reboot non reverse bird thread over in the project mods and repairs section. I admire your vegetarian dedication. The world would definitely be a better place if people cut down on their intake of animal products.

The NR bird fits in nicely with the rest of the harem.

The Bass Zone / Re: Free Mr. Big Live transcribed
« on: August 07, 2012, 05:46:39 PM »
Woah! You saw the masters HERBIE? That's brilliant. Hope you had a chance to listen to them. Bet it sounds cooler without the same overdubbed applause before each track. Also, I served up a new transcription for ya Lefty, this time with Tab. Blood of the Sun from the Mountain album by Leslie West.

The Bass Zone / Re: Free Mr. Big Live transcribed
« on: August 06, 2012, 06:16:45 PM »
I'll work on posting some tab for Uwe.

The Bass Zone / Re: Free Mr. Big Live transcribed
« on: August 06, 2012, 10:39:27 AM »
Tab will only limit your abilities in the long run. Music notation is the most efficient way to convey how to play something, particularly when it comes to rhythms. Learning to read music may seem hard, but the benefit justifies the effort.

If I am trying to learn a piece of music tab seems to be more of a hinderance than an aid. It can be helpful in regard to fingering options sometimes. I write out notation on blank staff paper with a pencil. I scan my pages on a printer and will start a new thread with a piece when I can figure out how to post one. I was born in 77 but my computer skills are kinda lacking.

I had Caledonian 80 Shilling on Cask when I was in Edinburgh for the Fringe festival. It was pretty tasty as well as the real ales from Brains when I was in Wales. Bulmer's Perry and Cider were nice too. I love to transcribe and feel the practice has immensely benefited my playing skills.

strict adherence to transcriptions take all the fun out of bass playing. especially duck type bass lines. you gotta' have room to improvise if you want, although you may find an ally in uwe.
   I'm all for having the freedom to interpret bass lines, but playing that line as it was written by Mr. Fox has the same effect as nails on a chalkboard for me. Also I was hoping to get the ball rolling on a little more musical discussion on this board than what I've seen. I have a bunch of my own transcriptions that I wouldn't mind having some constructive criticism on if I could figure out how to post. (photobucket?) Hey Herbie what's your favourite ale?

The Bass Zone / She Caught The Katy transcription error in Bass Player
« on: August 04, 2012, 04:13:23 PM »
If anyone's checked out Brian Fox's transcription of Dunn's line in the Sept. issue of Bass Player you may notice a slight mistake. The Em7flat5 bars should be simply E diminished and the last two notes should be C natural and D flat. This is in bars 20, 36, 64 and 80.

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