Hold Out Your Hand / You By My Side – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

This clip includes the same audio that I recorded in 2008. The bass audio production was improved and slightly over-mixed to make it more audible. Youtube’s audio compression is much better than 2 years ago and that largely improved the results. Thank you very much Simon Gilman for another excellent contribution with the transcription! DownloadContinue reading “Hold Out Your Hand / You By My Side – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION”

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Starship Trooper – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION

This is an old cover from 2001 where I added some non-bass parts played on the bass, to fill in for “Disillusion” and the guitar intro of Würm. The tremolo effect is a Boss TR-2 pedal, while the final fuzz was done with the multi-effects Boss ME-8B, along with it’s octave effect at the veryContinue reading “Starship Trooper – BASS AUDIO with TRANSCRIPTION”

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”

To Be Alive

A beautiful song by Billy Sherwood. Also a good example of how to make use of the 8-string bass, letting the notes shine, keeping it simple and focus on the timbre of the instrument. The top two strings are tuned in perfect fifths (just like “Changes” or “Hearts”)

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!