Tag Archives: Chris Squire

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#playforChris4 – announcement

Dear Friends, the 4th edition of “Play For Chris” is open to all who wish to join in a demonstration of thankfulness, remembering and celebrating the life and music of Chris Squire. Here’s how you can participate:

1 – Record a video of yourself singing or playing your instrument of choice, preferably something from Chris or Yes’ catalogue. Please act especially for this occasion. Do something now – in the Present – rather than using previously produced material – Play for Chris!

2 – Include a text message about your feelings for Chris, what his music means
to you. The text will be displayed along with your video.

If you don’t play or sing at all you may still participate by sending a video of yourself speaking, with a message stating your feelings for Chris.

Optionally you may send graphical content such as a drawing, painting or photo
composition about or dedicated to Chris.You can include the text message to be displayed along with the image.

3-Send your files to me (miguel@miguelbass.com) by the method you prefer, just let me know. The limit date is the 31st of May 2018. Please try to keep your contributions up to 90 seconds and allow me to edit them, if needed, in order to fit all contributions in one clip, and as evenly as possible.

Let’s keep celebrating Chris’ music here on earth and, as the name says, to keep playing for Chris!

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Solo bass transcriptions by stpeter

Our friend Peter Saint-Andre (a.k.a.stpeter) has made several arrangements of Yessongs for solo bass, some of them are available in standard notation at his site. Here’s the link for this and other of Peter’s musical (a)ventures.

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Sound Chaser

Hello everyone, although I’m still busier than usual with my professional activities, I managed to make this new video to celebrate Chris’ 70th Birthday. I hope you enjoy it, and celebrate together the music of our hero!

Thank you to all of those who have written me and shown me your support during these last times!

 

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#playforChris3

And here it is, the 3rd edition of “Play For Chris”!

Once again, I wish to thank all the participants who have made another strong demonstration of love for Chris Squire. There is a wide range of players from all around the world, covering different songs, different instruments, making this year’s edition really special and, the most important, sounding out Chris’ spirit.

Thanks everyone!

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#playforChris3 – announcement

Dear Friends, the 3rd edition of “Play For Chris” is open to all who wish to join in a demonstration of thankfulness, remembering and celebrating the life and music of Chris Squire. Here’s how you can participate:
 
1 – Record a video of yourself singing or playing your instrument of choice, preferably something from Chris or Yes’ catalogue. Please act especially for this occasion. Do something now – in the Present – rather than using previously produced material – Play for Chris!
 
2 – Include a text message about your feelings for Chris, what his music means
to you. The text will be displayed along with your video.
 
If you don’t play or sing at all you may still participate by sending a video of yourself speaking, with a message stating your feelings for Chris.
 
Optionally you may send graphical content such as a drawing, painting or photo
composition about or dedicated to Chris.You can include the text message to be displayed along with the image.
 
3-Send your files to me (miguel@miguelbass.com) by the method you prefer, just let me know. The limit date is the 31st of May 2017. Please try to keep your contributions up to 90 seconds and allow me to edit them, if needed, in order to fit all contributions in one clip, and as evenly as possible.
 
Let’s keep celebrating Chris’ music here on earth and, as the name says,
to keep playing for Chris!
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Awaken

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Tempus Fugit

Happy Birthday, Chris!

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New State of Mind (HD Remaster)

Here’s a remastered version of New State of Mind, that I originally did in 2010.

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#bassforChris

Here is the #bassforChris video, in which I talk about the bass I have built dedicated to Chris Squire.

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To Be Over

Dear friends, this is a very special video for me because I’m presenting the bass I have built in the memory of Chris Squire. The #bassforChris project is my first attempt to construct a bass and it took me about one year. Finally it’s ready.

Another important part of the cover is the use of the 8-string bass on the intro and first two verses of the song. Although there isn’t any report of Chris using an 8-string in this song, while studying the bassline, I concluded that it was indeed the Rickenbacker 4008 that was used, with a wah-wah effect pedal. I underline that this statement is just from my listening, but it fits in the chronology, as the first prototypes were issued in 1973, according to the Rickenbacker Electric Bass Book (Paul D. Boyer/Hal Leonard) and Chris was given one of the first copies.