Heart of the Sunrise – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

November is the Fragile month! This was my first attempt to transcribe and play Heart of the Sunrise back in 2003. Apart from the Rickenbacker 4001CS connected to the Sansamp DI, I used a Boss TR-2 Tremolo pedal.

Download the pdf transcription here!


Published by Miguel Falcão


8 thoughts on “Heart of the Sunrise – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

  1. Dear M., I have been a Yes listener for many years, and a beginner bass players for a few weeks. You are a great player. Maybe I will be able to play a few lines of this transcipttion eventually. I hope to see your version of Lucky Seven soon. Thanks and keep playing.

  2. Hello Gianni. Thank you for writing. I hope you will find the transcriptions useful. Still I use always my ears (and memory) to get the notes. I am not a very good music reader :) I hope I can play Lucky Seven too one day! Happy New Year!

  3. Hi nice work.
    I am looking for that low – compressed tone. IDoes the Boss pedal add to that low growl?I play a 4003 with Samns amp and graphic eq. Also I find the treble pick up supports this sound much better. is that also your experience?

    1. Hello Steve, I confirm that I opted for the treble pickup only (also based on what Chris himself does live). The boss pedal was used only for the Tremolo effect. Again, new strings make a huge difference. Thanks for writing. M

  4. Nice work! I just started to play that song and I wonder if there’s a perceptible pattern in the second part (starting at 24)? Most of the times, he goes for the high B (D#-F#-G#-B), some other times, he goes for the low B and sometimes picks the A# (i’m not an expert, but I think it’s the 9th). I can’t help thinking it’s a random pattern. What’s your take on this?

  5. Hi! Sorry for the late reply! It’s not random – the answer is in the harmony which is later provided by Rick’s keyboards. The riff is in G sharp minor, so each time Chris plays the high or low B – this note fits with all the chords Rick is playing, except for the last one which is an F sharp major – with this chord, Chris plays the A sharp and starts again the whole sequence.

    1. So yes it would be the 9th of the G sharp minor scale, but it’s rather the major 3rd of the F sharp major chord – which belongs to the same tonality

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