The Remembering – High the Memory (ii)

For this half of the song I tried to find a somewhat mellower, yet distorted tone that would be closer to the unique bass sound of the original recording. This bassline is technically demanding and exhausting, but it’s a joy to play, with superb note choice, and great dynamics. In a word – intense. I’mContinue reading “The Remembering – High the Memory (ii)”

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The Remembering – High the Memory (i)

I guess I’m trying to bring back songs that haven’t been played live by Yes for ages, and somehow present some visual performance from them for all Yes fans. The “forgotten” Remembering has always the song that I gave the least amont of listens from this album. Maybe because of that, when I started playingContinue reading “The Remembering – High the Memory (i)”

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”

Astral Traveller

Bassline for Time and a Word’s “Astral Traveller”. This one totally drives the whole song. Actually the whole album is very “bassy” thanks to a very generous mix (if all Yes albums were like that…!:) This song turned out to be more exhausting to play than I expected. After a good deal of takes, bothContinue reading “Astral Traveller”

Parallels

One of my all-time favourite bass lines and songs of Yes – Parallels, written by Chris Squire, from the album Going For The One. SETUP: Early 70’s Fender Jazz Bass, a brand new set of Blue Steels, Sansamp Bass Driver DI, GR3 “bass pro” ampeg SVT emulator. The sansamp settings make a huge difference butContinue reading “Parallels”