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Bass Transcription: Jaco Pastorius’s Solo on “All American Alien Boy”

Bass Transcription: Jaco Pastorius’s Solo on “All American Alien Boy”

Please help us welcome our newest contributor, Alex Lofoco! Alex’s first entry offers up a great analysis and transcription of Jaco Pastorius's bass solo on Ian Hunter’s “All American Alien Boy”.

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Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 5

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 5

Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has reached its fifth chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on “Opus Insert”.

Bass Transcription & Interview: Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”

Bass Transcription & Interview: Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”

Tim Fletcher is back with a new bass transcription, and this one also includes an interview and analysis. Check out the transcription (and the story behind it) on Ariane Cap’s “El Soprano Diddle”.

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 4

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 4

Tim Fletcher and Troy Hughes’ epic project “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines” has reached its fourth chapter, featuring Dave Hope’s work on “Miracles Out Of Nowhere”.

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 3

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 3

Part 3 of Tim Fletcher’s and Troy Hughes’ project, “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines”, features Dave Hope’s bass line for “What's On My Mind.” This includes a full transcription (with tab), analysis, playing hints, and playthrough video.

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 2

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 2

Part 2 of Tim Fletcher’s and Troy Hughes’ project, “Kansas: Leftoverture – The Complete Basslines”, features Dave Hope’s excellent bassline for “The Wall.” This includes a full transcription (with tab), analysis, playing hints, and playthrough video.

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 1

Kansas – “Leftoverture”: The Complete Basslines, Part 1

Tim Fletcher is back with a new and exciting project. After the enormous popularity of his bass transcription for Kansas’ “Carry on Wayward Son,” he teamed up with Troy Hughes to create a complete set for the Kansas album “Leftoverture.” Here’s Part 1.

Bass Transcription: Rutger Gunnarsson’s Bass Line on “Dancing Queen” by ABBA

Bass Transcription: Rutger Gunnarsson’s Bass Line on “Dancing Queen” by ABBA

“Dancing Queen” was the first single from ABBA’s 1976 Arrival album, topping the charts in 15 countries and remaining one of ABBA’s best-known songs. Check out this transcription and analysis by our newest contributor, Tom Kenrick!

Bass Transcription: “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, As Played By Juliaplaysgroove

Bass Transcription: “Don’t Start Now” by Dua Lipa, As Played By Juliaplaysgroove

We are all used to seeing younger bassists playing amazing technical things on bass. Tim Fletcher returns with a new transcription focusing on Juliaplaysgroove’s impressive cover of Dua Lipa’s "Don’t Start Now."

Bass Transcription: Tracy Wormworth’s Bass Line on “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses

Bass Transcription: Tracy Wormworth’s Bass Line on “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses

This is the twelfth (and final) entry of the “Unsung U.S. Bassists” series is here, and this one is just in time for the holidays. Check out Tim Fletcher’s transcription and analysis for the bass line on “Christmas Wrapping” by The Waitresses.

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

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

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.