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Posted 28 October 2011 - 06:48 AM

Folks,

I need to get my head round the bassline for Seahorses' Blinded by the sun. I have the basic chord structure but I'm struggling to work out the basslines around it.

Can anyone help, please?

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Posted 28 October 2011 - 07:39 PM

Good choice. I love most of that album and there is some very pleasing bass playing on it.

Sorry can't sit and work it out at the moment as I still need to nail a few songs for tomorrow nights gig. If no one has come to your aid by the end of the weekend I'll try to help you.
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Posted 29 October 2011 - 07:46 AM

View Postgary mac, on 28 October 2011 - 07:39 PM, said:

Good choice. I love most of that album and there is some very pleasing bass playing on it.

Sorry can't sit and work it out at the moment as I still need to nail a few songs for tomorrow nights gig. If no one has come to your aid by the end of the weekend I'll try to help you.


Thanks for your offer of help. I'm auditioning for a band in 2 week's time and I need to nail this song.

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Posted 30 October 2011 - 09:59 PM

This might sound utterly bizarre but I work (indirectly) with Stuart Fletcher. I doubt he has a tab... but I could ask if he's go any tips / directions?
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 09:53 AM

View PostStag, on 30 October 2011 - 09:59 PM, said:

This might sound utterly bizarre but I work (indirectly) with Stuart Fletcher. I doubt he has a tab... but I could ask if he's go any tips / directions?

That would be great! All help gratefully received.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 11:35 AM

I could probably write out all the chords for you and give you the notes of all the runs etc. I can write notes out in tab but i'm useless at writing out all the rhythms and dead notes etc so you'll have to just apply the notes to parts yourself. Should help though.

Shouldn't take me too long as I recently had to learn it again for a gig with Chris Helme.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 01:58 PM

Don't think you'll be needing my help then :) How good is that? The man who played it originally offering to help you, got to love Bass Chat. If he gets it wrong let me know and I'll do the corrections.

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:12 PM

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Posted 31 October 2011 - 06:13 PM

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:41 AM

View PostStuFletch, on 31 October 2011 - 11:35 AM, said:

I could probably write out all the chords for you and give you the notes of all the runs etc. I can write notes out in tab but i'm useless at writing out all the rhythms and dead notes etc so you'll have to just apply the notes to parts yourself. Should help though.

Shouldn't take me too long as I recently had to learn it again for a gig with Chris Helme.


Marvellous! I'll gratefully accept anything you can send me. Chords and note-tabs would be just great. Once I have those, I'll be able to work out the rhythms, I'm sure. Thank you for your generous offer of help. I'll PM you with my private email address,

Cheers,

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 01:04 PM

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 02:20 PM

I'll try and get this done tonight for you and post on here if you like, although I'd appreciate no laughing at my ineptitude to write out bass notation. I'm more of a feel player than a theory one (although I did used to be able to write orchestrations out thanks to A Level music) However, that was a VERY long time ago. I'm thinking I'll just write the notes out with bar lines and some vox cues so you know where you are. This is probably the easiest way to follow it.

Also I'll probably have to relearn some of it as Helmey has changed the structure of it a bit for his solo gigs. If anyone is interested, Chris Helme's new solo album is likely to be out in December. I do some decent playing on it along with some double bass stuff and acoustic bass stuff. Plus some electric melody stuff with bowed bass underneath. (Just seemed like a bass chat forum type thing to write!!!!) I'm also supporting Shed Seven at the Sheffield O2 Academy on December 8 with a band called "We Could Be Astronauts". If anyone is in the area, I'd be up for meeting for beers etc beforehand.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:51 PM

Hi everyone,
I dont want to hijack this thread but I have struggling to get my head around the Bass and vocal part on Love is the law by Seahorses,I've learnt the rest of the song but this last part of the song is really foxing me,
anyone got any ideas,I've been trying to learn it by ear but the opening few bars keep confusing me.
I cant find any tabs ,Tonight i even plugged my mp3 into my tuner to get the notes but it could'nt pick out the notes accurately.
If anyone can help it would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 04:00 PM

Don't think you'll be needing my help then :) How good is that? The man who played it originally offering to help you, got to love Bass Chat. If he gets it wrong let me know and I'll do the corrections.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 10:42 AM

For Love is the Law make sure all strings are tuned up a tone to F#, B, E, A. This is so you can do the bottom E (F#) octave stuff quickly. Then the ending is much easier to play. I don't want to get into a position where I'm writing out all the tab for every Seahorses tune as I simply don't have the time, but I'll happily give some advice on any bits you're stuck on. Still working on the Blinded stuff but I'm now at the second chorus so will try and get finished as soon as possible.

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Posted 03 November 2011 - 07:02 PM

Thats Great Stu
thank's very much,I appreciate that you have your own stuff to do.
I like to work on every song I do to completion- it's what i call pushing the envelope,you know Improving as a bass player,but this one had me beat-the first time in ages,
I look forward to hearing the blinded stuff.
thank's again.
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