10/30/2017

Weekly Basslines #229: Words (Between The Lines Of Age) (Neil Young)

The final song from Neil Youngs 1972 masterpiece album "Harvest" has some interesting time signature changes from 6/8 to 5/8 (also could be notated as 11/8) in the intro and interludes and 4/4 in the verses and chorus.


To play along with the recording I recommend counting in eighths notes:


Here's the complete transcription:



I also recorded a PlayAlong-Video with counting advice for this tune:



10/23/2017

Weekly Basslines #228: Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne)

Isolated tracks are a real blessing when it comes to accurately transcribing a bassline. Often the individual notes played by the bass are burried deep in the mix of a recording and you can't do nothing else but guess what's actually been played. Ok, with the time you get a little routine of what the bass is likely to play on a certain progression/groove situation, but you're never 100% sure.
Fortunately I found an isolated track to this weeks bassline on the website of the orginal player himeself: Bob Daisley:


....and here's the complete song: