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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 transcriptions using my videos as reference, and was kind enough to share them again with us, this time in pdf format! So, without further ado, here they are!

A Venture_Bass score by Simon Gilman

Awaken_Bass score by Simon Gilman

Does It Really Happen_Bass score by Simon Gilman

Looking Around_Bass score by Simon Gilman

On the Silent Wings of Freedom_Bass score by Simon Gilman

You can also visit Simon’s YouTube channel and watch some more of his work and bass playing!

Thank you very much, Simon!

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On The Silent Wings Of Freedom (remaster)

While I don’t have time to complete the next video, I have tried to produce a slightly better quality audio/video version of my first upload. I had to use some different settings for the fx and fixed sync issues. This time I used Amplitube’s “Nu-Tron” to emulate the Mu-Tron III pedal. I also added some chorus, which I found out to be somewhat close to the “harmonised” sound used here and elsewhere on Tormato.

Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS

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

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Effects: Amplitube 3 – Nu-Tron (envelope filter) and Chorus

Signal path: Bass→BDDI→PC→Amplitube

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On the Silent Wings of Freedom

Note: A remastered version of this video, with better quality can be watched here.

On the Silent Wings of Freedom was my first YES-bassline video, recorded, most appropriately, to celebrate Chris Squire’s 60th birthday.

“onward, through the night”… of March 4th 2008, celebrating the 60th “ever opening flower” of Mr.Chris Squire. My 1st attempt on YouTube, hope you like it. More to come soon, “hopefully, eventually”!

Bass: Rickenbacker 4001CS

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

Preamp: Sansamp Bass Driver DI (BDDI)

Effects: Guitar Rig 3 – Autofilter (envelope filter) and Chorus