Astral Traveller – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

This is the first contribution from Simon Gilman, who made his bass transcription of Astral Traveller. I added the same audio of my original audio bassline from 2008, with a slightly louder bass in the mix. Hopefully it will sound a bit better (along with the apparently better audio encoding of YouTube) . Download theContinue reading “Astral Traveller – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION”

Onward – A “Rickenbacker Kiss”

An idea that was inspired by the story (many of you may know) behind the very end of Safe (Canon Song). I am playing my 4001 CS bass which is unplugged. Holding it against the back of my (plugged) 360 guitar… a Rickenbacker Kiss. I experimented with different guitar tunings that would resonate well withContinue reading “Onward – A “Rickenbacker Kiss””

Close to the Edge (i – The Solid Time of Change, ii – Total Mass Retain)

Dear friends, I decided to have a try to cover one of the most incredible songs by Yes, and also one of the most beautiful basslines created by Chris Squire. I must say that this sole bassline can be a matter of lengthy study. From the chaotic intro to the most subtle note choices andContinue reading “Close to the Edge (i – The Solid Time of Change, ii – Total Mass Retain)”

FAQ #2 – How do I get my bass sound

This is probably the most asked question, so I will try to resume my setup. Bass: Usually it’s my Rickenbacker 4001 CS. It’s a Chris Squire signature limited edition of 1000 and mine is #605. It was manufactured on the 30th January 1996. Other basses are: early 70’s Fiesta Red Fender Jazz Bass late 90’sContinue reading “FAQ #2 – How do I get my bass sound”

Siberian Khatru – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

Transcription and audio from 2002, I already found one or two “bugs” :)) Download the pdf transcription here!

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!

The Gates of Delirium (iii) Soon

The Gates Of Delirium comes to its finale! I invite you to comment on this entry and share your interpretation of “Soon” – a wonderful poem that may have many personal meanings for each of you… Translations wanted – let’s write “Soon” in all languages of the world! A few guidelines: create a singable versionContinue reading “The Gates of Delirium (iii) Soon”