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Bass Transcription: “Overjoyed” by Victor Wooten
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Bass Transcription: “Overjoyed” by Victor Wooten

Victor Wooten’s version of “Overjoyed” is a superb arrangement of Stevie Wonder’s classic song and the subject of this month’s transcription. Good luck with this piece. It’s a tough one to play well but you’ll be pleased with yourself once you have it down.

Bass Transcription: Michael League’s “Continuum”
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Bass Transcription: Michael League’s “Continuum”

“Continuum” is one of the most well known songs for bass players, and I’d argue it is one of the greatest tunes on Jaco Pastorius’s self-titled debut album. After listening to this performance of Michael League three times in a row, I decided to transcribe his version.

Bass Transcription: Marcus Miller’s “Cee-Tee-Eye”
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Bass Transcription: Marcus Miller’s “Cee-Tee-Eye”

“Cee-Tee-Eye” is from Marcus Miller’s 2012 album Renaissance, recorded to feature the new band Marcus assembled for the Tutu Revisited tour, which was a celebration of the Miles Davis album from the mid-80’s Miller contributed heavily to. The title for “Cee-Tee-Eye” is a nod to the various albums released on the CTI Records label, which were influential not only to...

Bass Transcription: Fernando Lamadrid’s “Mollete Express”
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Bass Transcription: Fernando Lamadrid’s “Mollete Express”

Just as I was wondering which piece to select for this month’s transcription, along comes this killer track from super-talented bassist Fernando Lamadrid and drummer Rick Arencibia. This one has it all: harmonic-laden odd-time grooves, funky slap lines, chordal work and several jaw-dropping solos. Perfect! Download the transcription (PDF) and follow along: “Mollete Express” opens with a fingerstyle groove over...

Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series
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Alfred Music Adds New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles to Series

Alfred Music has released the remaining books in their Platinum Bass series featuring the music of Led Zeppelin and bass lines of John Paul Jones. The latest round features the bass line transcriptions for Coda, In Through the Out Door and Presence. As with all books in the Platinum Bass series, both standard notation and tab for the bass lines...

Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles
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Alfred Music Releases Four More Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

Following up on their first two books, Alfred Music has released four more Led Zeppelin titles in their “Platinum Bass” series. All the books offer both standard notation and tab for the bass lines, plus the lyrics and vocal melodies. Led Zeppelin: III Platinum Bass Guitar includes transcriptions for “Immigrant Song”, “Celebration Day”, “Since I’ve Been Loving You”, “Out on...

Transcription: Jaco Pastorius’ Solo on “(Used To Be a) Cha Cha”
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Transcription: Jaco Pastorius’ Solo on “(Used To Be a) Cha Cha”

Among the great tunes on Jaco Pastorius’ self-titled solo debut was “(Used to Be A) Cha-Cha”. His solo is a tricky one, at an upbeat tempo and with Jaco’s trademark melodic and syncopated lines. Here is Jukka Haavisto’s take on his wonderful solo on this track.

Bass Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo
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Bass Transcription: Tal Wilkenfeld’s “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” Solo

Tal Wilkenfeld’s fantastic solo on the Jeff Beck classic “Cause We’ve Ended As Lovers” has been watched countless times. There are several live recordings of this track, but the one transcribed here is from the Crossroads Guitar Festival in 2007.

Alfred Music Releases Two New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles
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Alfred Music Releases Two New Led Zeppelin Platinum Bass Titles

Alfred Music is getting the led out with two new titles in their Platinum Bass Guitar series. Led Zeppelin: I Platinum Bass Guitar and Led Zeppelin: II Platinum Bass Guitar combine to offer up transcriptions of John Paul Jones’ bass lines on 17 across both albums. Both books include both standard notation and tab for the bass lines, plus the...

Transcription: Viktor Lörincz’s “Boomerang”
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Transcription: Viktor Lörincz’s “Boomerang”

This month’s transcription is “Boomerang”, a funk-filled slap-fest from Hungarian bassist Viktor Lörincz we originally featured back in 2011. This chops-heavy piece is a great workout for anyone looking to take their slapping and tapping skills to the next level. Download the transcription (PDF) and follow along: Viktor opens the piece with a Latin-flavored tapping part which outlines a series...

Transcription: Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy”
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Transcription: Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy”

Bass transcriptions are cool. They're even cooler when they're written by the bassist who played on the track. Adam “Nolly” Getgood shares this transcription and breakdown of his work on Periphery’s “Make Total Destroy.”

Transcription: Colin Hodgkinson’s Catcote Rag
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Transcription: Colin Hodgkinson’s Catcote Rag

This month’s transcription ties in nicely with the recent feature on underrated bassist Colin Hodgkinson. Colin is a superb bass player, and very unique. During the late sixties and early seventies, he played some truly astonishing bass parts with his trio Back Door, and was even said to have been a big influence on Stanley Clarke when Back Door opened...