More transcriptions by Simon Gilman

This week I received news from our friend Simon Gilman, who contributed 9 years ago (tempus fugit!) with his own bass transcriptions of Yes and Chris’ songs, in which I had played the (audio) bassline. Those were Astral Traveler, Starship Trooper and Hold Out Your Hand. This time, Simon has written another set of transcriptionsContinue reading “More transcriptions by Simon Gilman”

A Venture (HD remaster with bonus track)

I recovered one of my first covers from 2008, “A Venture” from “The Yes Album”. Little I knew back then that in fact the bass that Chris Squire used for this song was his white Fender Telecaster and not the usual Rickenbacker! I did a Yes Album cover “spoof” with me in the empty chair,Continue reading “A Venture (HD remaster with bonus track)”

A Venture

Unlikely maybe, but there is something of a “hidden gem” about “A Venture”. It’s a song written by Jon Anderson from The Yes Album that hasn’t been played live like all the other songs on that record. The bassline begins very self-contained on the neck pickup, and then begins to come out of the shellContinue reading “A Venture”