Take it All (Verse)

Here's something 'extra' you can do for the verse of Take it All (both versions).



What I've done is to play the D# note (the notes are BBB BBB BBBA#A#D# D#) using an artificial harmonic - as you pick down, graze the string with the side of your thumb. I tried to take a video of the picking, but its pretty hard to see even this close, partly because I hold the pick very close to the tip.

This may be tricky at first, but it comes with practice. It also helps to use a lot of distortion. Frankly, i'd like to see a bassist do this!

Don't do this for every repetition of the riff, of course, but occasionally (e.g. the 2nd time for every verse). These things are quite attention grabbing, and you need to do them tastefully in a worship context. But feel free of course to plunge into them to get your non-Christian friends interseted in gospel music!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Don't you have to stop the strings when you pick it in this riff???...

I do stop it...to make it catchy like the original tab...

You know like pick the strings then release your finger to stop the notes...

^_^

kenny said...

Correct.. I must have forgotten about it...