Solution (bass)

By Bass Levite

Some of you may have seen Tenni (United Live bassist)'s bass blog on YouTube about the bass riff of this song. However, he seems to have done it in the key of A and one octave higher. The song in the album is in key B and the riff is played in the low regime. As Tenni mentioned, it's better to minimise arm movement by centralising the notes you play, as shown below. The little finger is useful for this!

Riff 1


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-------4h6-6-6-4-4-
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-4-4-4-------------

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-------4h6-6-6-4-4-
-7-7-7-------------
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-------4h6-6-6-4-4-
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-7-7-7-------------

-------4-4-4-3-3-
-4-4-4-----------
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Riff 2


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-------2-2-2-1-1-
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-4-4-4-----------

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-------1-1-1-----
-------------4-4-
-0-0-0-----------

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-------1-1-1-----
-2-2-2-------4-4-
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-------2-2-2-1-1-
-2-2-2-----------

This 3 - 3 - 2 note pattern is a very common bass line, where the root note is played 3 times, followed by other notes of the scale, usually but not necesarily the 3rd and 5th notes of the chord. Just by this simple improvisation, the song can be built up.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

is it ok if you can get me the whole song?

Anonymous said...

what part is that?
like verse? or chorus?

Anonymous said...

yeah.youre rite...tenni does play it in A on the blog video and an octave higher but thats because hes playing the actual live version of the song from the bonus dvd...the studio version and the live version is different in a lot of ways...good job by the way =D

Anonymous said...

I think that you should practice more your independence in every finger, you move alot your hand, should be a movement more smooth..

Anonymous said...

on all of your videos it looks like your changing notes to late, you need to work on your timing, and be prepared to change notes before you actually do change, you need to know whats coming.

Anonymous said...

can you play the whole song?..thanks

Anonymous said...

ok........
but where does that fit into the song? i have no idea where to play that or anything, i get your playin the live version which is good cos thats wat i want, but i still hav no clue wat to play in the chorus, instrumental etc.

HELP!! PLEASE!!! I'm desperate.... :(

TheStellarBeliever said...

tenni plays it differently; he uses a 4 string bass. cold you use a 4 string bass because i don't have a 5 string bass?

eromynaenimtonmi said...

why your vid private??i cant watch it TvT

Thygag said...

same here :(

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