Tag Archives: Fragile

#playforChris6 – first announcement

Longtime internet Yesfriend Steven Sullivan of Forgotten Yesterdays suggested to me a very nice idea – to make a collaboration video among all of us playing “The Fish”. After some thought, I begin to imagine (Can You?;)) a long version of “The Fish” (expanded from the album one) in which you can play separately one or more of the parts, even if you play other instruments, or improvise along. It would basically be played along a backing track I would provide. Each one would then make a video with your performances and I would compile everything for a final “Mega-Fish” ensemble. That could be actually “Play For Chris 6”! – What do you think of the idea? Would you be willing to join it? See some instructions below:

1-Please let me know (by email miguel@miguelbass.com) which instrument(s) are you thinking of playing, and/or if you want to sing.

2-If you can, add info on which the bass part(s) of the original recording you would like to play, that would help managing all parts so I can have a bit of everything for the final mix. UPDATE – upon several requests, you may use soloing bits from live shows (e.g. versions of “whitefish”, Yessongs, Live at Lugano/Montreux, etc, but preferably the parts that fit in the main 7/4 pattern (the continuous harmonics)

3-I will provide you a backing track, with a click or guide, that will allow you to play along with it so all players will have matching tempos.

4-Ideally the backing track would not sound in the recording. You can do this by recording the bass direct, or recording while listening to the backing track in headphones. However, if you do not have the means to do any of the two alternatives, you can record whilst the backing track is sounding in your room, just make sure your bass is predominant in the recording (e.g. place microphone of camera closer to the bass amp and play the backing track not too loud and not too close to the mic).

5-Record one video (or one per each part you will play/sing). The duration of each shall be between 30 seconds and 90 seconds, so I may edit freely according to the length of the video, number of entries, etc.

6-Send your file(s) to my email, along with information about Name/Location and a text message dedicated to Chris, which will be displayed in the final mix. WeTransfer, Dropbox, Google Drive are some of the preferred ways to send the files.

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We Have Heaven

To close the year of 2018 I’d like to thank you for your presence and support. It’s great to have gathered to many friends in the page and I hope next year we’ll continue sharing the good vibes! Muito obrigado a todos!

Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Preamp: Sansamp Para Driver DI (PDDI)

Signal path: Bass→PDDI→PC

 

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Long Distance Runaround

Bass: Rickenbacker 4001 CS

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Effects: T-RackS

Signal path: Bass→BDDI→PC→T-RackS

musinq competition

I was recently invited by gigg.com to enter a bass cover competition, so I decided to enter with my video of “Heart of the Sunrise”. If you have the time please vote on the link below (registration needed). You can vote every day. If this is too much trouble for you, and I understand perfectly, just watch the clip or share this link with your friends. Thank you very much! http://www.gigg.com/w/23395

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Five Percent For Nothing

My happy birthday to Bill Bruford!

Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Signal conditioning: Boss LM-2 (limiter)

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Signal path: Bass→LM-2→BDDI→PC

 

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South Side Of The Sky

As Jon Anderson said, sometimes it was the sound of the words, rather than their meaning. Although this song is supposed to be about mountain climbing, I always found another meaning for me – the southern sky constellations – those that I rarely see or have never seen – their mysteries and history through the ages. My own star sign is the southern most constellation of the zodiac – Sagittarius. These fascinations, blended in my mind with the music of Yes, especially Heart of the Sunrise and South Side Of The Sky, from the album Fragile, released also under the sign Sagittarius, in the same year that I was born.

Most of the images are from starrynightphotos.com.

Thank you also to Américo Silva at Music Light for the Fender Telecaster Bass.

Bass: 1972 Fender Telecaster Bass

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Signal conditioning: Boss LM-2 (limiter)

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Signal path: Bass→LM-2→BDDI→PC

I used the Jammit version of the track without bass so I was able to put my bass only on the mix.

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Heart Of The Sunrise

Rest in Peace, Peter Banks!

Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS

Strings: Rotosound Swing Bass RS66LD (45-105, stainless steel)

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Effects: Amplitube 3 – Fender Tremolo

Signal path: Bass→BDDI→PC→Amplitube

I used the Jammit version of the track without bass so for the first time I was able to put my bass only on the mix.

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Happy 40th Birthday “Fragile” – Long Distance Runaround – BASS AUDIO

For professional reasons I have had little time to make a brand new clip, so I recycled an old bassline recording of mine. November is coming – Happy 40th birthday “Fragile”!!

New (old) transcriptions added!

Hello everyone and happy new belated 2011!

I added the pdf files for Tempus Fugit, Heart of the Sunrise, Siberian Khatru and In the Presence of.

Just click on the links and you will be directed to the original post, now updated with the respective files.

Thank you!

Miguel

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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!