One Way (Alternative Bass)

By Bass Levite

I found the bass for the song "One Way" is quite boring and plain. I played the song using these improvised verse and bridge riff during my church youth group. Incorporated the Planetshakers' style into a Hillsong song. =) Tempted to make up something too for the prechorus, but I thought it's the part where the lead guitar should stand out, so I didn't.


Intro/Verse:



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-------4-4-2-2-1-1-----
-2(8x)-------------2-2-
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-------6-6-4-4-2-2-----
-4(8x)-------------4-4-


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-------4-4-2-2-1-1-----
-2(8x)-------------2-2-


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-0(16x)-


There's definitely room for improvisation in the last 2 bars, but I left it plain deliberately so that the bass riff can "breathe".



Bridge:



When it builds up, you can play it like this.


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-----6-7-9-7-6---
-7-7-----------7-


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-----8---8-9-8---
-9-9---9-------9-
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-------9-11h13-11-9----
-11-11--------------11-
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-----6-----6-----
-7-7---7-7---7-7-
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-------9---------9-11-
-11-11---11-9-11------
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-----8-----8-----
-9-9---9-9---9-9-
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-----------9-----
-----9-----------
-7-7---7-7---7-7-
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-------9---------
-9-----------9---
---7-7---7-7---7-
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14 comments:

Ira James said...

Thanks for sharing! God Bless You!!

Anonymous said...

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Malachi said...

Alot of this riff is very similar to Blink 182's "Carousel", which by the way is one of my favorite songs ever! I like to play the One Way arrangement that is in the hidden video on the Look to You album. They throw in some very nice accents and change the arrangement up a little bit.

BaSS_LeViTE said...

I've never heard Blink 182's "Carousel" to be honest... lol.

How do you get that "hidden video" out?

Malachi said...

To get to the hidden video: Select "What the World Will Never Take" from the Song Selection menu and once the video starts press the Menu button on your DVD remote or DVD player. When you are returned to the Menu press Play and the hidden video SHOULD start playing. It has been a while since I have done it. If it doesn't work let me know and I'll try it again and get more specific instructions. The hidden video is United playing One Way but some Japanese kids singing it in Japanese. Pretty funny actually.

Anonymous said...

...why the videos are hidden now?,..im a new guitar player, and guitarpraiose has helped me indeed,..but now,.i dln't know how to get the techniques,..so sorry for myself

johnmichael said...

this is my first time in this site,I'm just looking for some bass tabs for one way then suddenly I found this site I think it will help me a lot I'm just a 1st timer in playing the bass guitar.hope to find other tabs for hillsongs like from the inside out.tnx GODBLESS you all!!

arcxogud92 said...

Sorry but would it be possible to put the cords for the One way alternative bass?because i'm not able to read what you wrote.. only able to read cords..
THANK YOU & GOD BLESS ^^

Erwin said...

Why is the bridge video is private??..

myx_myx94 said...

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Eli said...

I would like to learn play bass - but all your videos are private. Can you please let me access to your videos??
Thank you very much.
GOD BLESS YOU
eli

Ezreal said...

YES, PLEASE PUT YOUR VIDEOS NOT PRIVATE THANK YOU ^^