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Bass Transcription: Bass Arrangement of Victor Jara’s “El Derecho de Vivir en Paz”
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Bass Transcription: Bass Arrangement of Victor Jara’s “El Derecho de Vivir en Paz”

The recent protests in Chile inspired Marcelo Cordova to take on “El Derecho de Vivir en Paz” (“The Right to Live in Peace”), a hymn composed by Víctor Jara that Marcelo says “unites all Chileans.” Marcelo turned it into a solo bass piece. Here’s his transcription.

Bass Transcription: Greg T. Walker’s Bass Line on “Highway Song” by Blackfoot
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Bass Transcription: Greg T. Walker’s Bass Line on “Highway Song” by Blackfoot

Tim Fletcher’s eleventh entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series includes his transcription and analysis of Greg T. Walker's bass line on "Highway Song" by Blackfoot.

Bass Transcription: Kasim Sulton’s Bass Line on “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” by Meat Loaf
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Bass Transcription: Kasim Sulton’s Bass Line on “You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth” by Meat Loaf

Tim Fletcher’s tenth entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series is here. Check out his thorough background, analysis, and transcription of Kasim Sulton's bass line on "You Took the Words Right Out of My Mouth" by Meat Loaf.

Bass Transcription: Deon Estus’ Bass Line on “Club Tropicana” by Wham!
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Bass Transcription: Deon Estus’ Bass Line on “Club Tropicana” by Wham!

Tim Fletcher’s ninth transcription of his “Unsung U.S. Bassists” offers an excellent analysis of Deon Estus’ bass line on “Club Tropicana” by Wham!

Bass Transcription: Dennis Dunaway’s Bass Line on “No More Mr Nice Guy” by Alice Cooper
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Bass Transcription: Dennis Dunaway’s Bass Line on “No More Mr Nice Guy” by Alice Cooper

Tim Fletcher’s eighth transcription of his “Unsung U.S. Bassists” offers an excellent analysis of Dennis Dunaway's bass line on "No More Mr Nice Guy" by Alice Cooper.

Bass Transcription: Ronnie Baker’s Bass Line on “Bad Luck” by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes
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Bass Transcription: Ronnie Baker’s Bass Line on “Bad Luck” by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

Tim Fletcher is back with his seventh entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series. Check out his bass transcription and analysis for Ronnie Baker's line on "Bad Luck" by Harold Melvin and the Bluenotes

Bass Transcription: Chris Ethridge’s Bass Line on “Hot Burrito #2” by The Flying Burrito Brothers
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Bass Transcription: Chris Ethridge’s Bass Line on “Hot Burrito #2” by The Flying Burrito Brothers

Tim Fletcher is back with his sixth entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series. Check out his transcription and analysis for Chris Ethridge’s bass line on “Hot Burrito #2” by The Flying Burrito Brothers.

Talking Technique: That Riff in “Spain”
Talking Technique

Talking Technique: That Riff in “Spain”

That riff from Chick Corea’s “Spain,” played between the solos and as part of the head, is as catchy as it is tricky. Ari gets frequent requests for help on that section, so she breaks it down, step by step, in this new episode of “Talking Technique”

Bass Transcription: Karl Alvarez’s Bass Line on “I’m The One” by The Descendents
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Bass Transcription: Karl Alvarez’s Bass Line on “I’m The One” by The Descendents

Tim Fletcher’s fifth entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series is here. Check out Tim’s transcription and analysis of Karl Alvarez’s Bass Line on “I’m The One” by The Descendents.

NT10: Top 10 Bass Transcriptions
NT10

NT10: Top 10 Bass Transcriptions

In celebration of our 10 year anniversary this month, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular features in our history. Today, we're kicking off the celebration with the top 10 reader favorite bass transcriptions we’ve shared over our first 10 years.

Bass Transcription: Jean Millington’s Bass Line on “Ain’t That Peculiar” by Fanny
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Bass Transcription: Jean Millington’s Bass Line on “Ain’t That Peculiar” by Fanny

Tim Fletcher’s fourth entry of the “Unsung US Bassists” bass transcription series focuses on Jean Millington's Bass Line on “Ain’t That Peculiar” by Fanny.

Bass Transcription: Phil Upchurch’s Bass Line on “Misty” by Donny Hathaway
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Bass Transcription: Phil Upchurch’s Bass Line on “Misty” by Donny Hathaway

Phil Upchurch has played on over two hundred albums, and is highly regarded for his guitar work. He is less well-known as a bass player, but he’s contributed some excellent work as well. Check out Tim Fletcher’s transcription and analysis of Upchurch’s line on Donny Hathaway’s “Misty”