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#1 TKenrick

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 01:55 PM

I've recently tarted up overhauled my bass blog and transcriptions website and I'm currently wading through my Sibelius folder of unfinished transcriptions in an effort to get some new stuff up on the site.

I started posting transcriptions that I'd done for gigs or as requests from students a few years ago and now have roughly 100 pdfs in the archive which are free to download. There are also some play-along videos for a handful of the more popular transcriptions.

I thought I'd start a thread for posting new transcriptions and site updates rather than cluttering up the forum with lots of individual posts.

Link is here: www.freebasstranscriptions.com


Feedback is most welcome, particularly if BCers have transcription requests or suggestions for improvements!



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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:04 PM

Great resource! Thanks for sharing Tom!
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Posted 22 December 2015 - 02:29 PM

Wow - I'll have a bunch of those! Many thanks for sharing.
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Posted 24 December 2015 - 09:45 AM

Some useful transcripts there, ta. I like the site design as well, clean and uncluttered, very straightforward.

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Posted 14 April 2016 - 01:42 PM

Just added some new transcriptions: Also added a new play-along of 'What's Going On':



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Posted 15 April 2016 - 01:42 PM

Great work Tom, thank you for sharing.
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Posted 01 September 2016 - 08:02 AM

I've spent the last month going through every transcription on the site and correcting numerous silly mistakes - it turns out that my 2009 ears weren't up to much...

Anyway, everything in the archive is now more accurate (or at least has a more 'reader friendly' layout).

I'm trying to keep the content as varied as possible - most of these are from teaching or charts I've made for dep gigs. Lots of new transcriptions in the works for the next few weeks:

http://www.freebasstranscriptions.com/basstranscriptions

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 10:25 AM

Some new transcriptions have just gone up on the site:

No Doubt - Don't Speak

Mumford and Sons - The Cave

Huey Lewis and The News - The Power of Love

Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing

Diana Ross - I'm Coming Out

The Beatles - I Saw Her Standing There


It's also been 29 years since Jaco died, so here are some thoughts about just how much he changed our instrument (also includes a short 'Come On, Come Over' transcription).

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Posted 01 October 2016 - 12:45 PM

Really appreciate this. Thank you.
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Posted 24 October 2016 - 02:50 PM

New stuff added:

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Groove of The Week #36: Joe Dart on Vulfpeck's 'The Birdwatcher'

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Posted 08 November 2016 - 08:40 AM

Many Thanks for these, you have saved me a lot of work. Can't wait to see your list T to Z.
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Posted 10 November 2016 - 09:46 PM

View Poststevie, on 01 October 2016 - 12:45 PM, said:

Really appreciate this. Thank you.

View Postwal4string, on 08 November 2016 - 08:40 AM, said:

Many Thanks for these, you have saved me a lot of work. Can't wait to see your list T to Z.

Glad they're of use to people - I wasn't happy with a lot of the charts from the end of the alphabet, they'll get redone over Christmas when I hopefully have some time!

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Posted 12 December 2016 - 11:13 PM

Some seasonal offerings which might save time prepping for gigs:

Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody

More on the way...

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 12:23 AM

View PostTKenrick, on 12 December 2016 - 11:13 PM, said:

Some seasonal offerings which might save time prepping for gigs:

Shakin' Stevens - Merry Christmas Everyone

Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody

More on the way...

Nice one, just had to do these and you've saved me a job transcribing it. Thanks.

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 02:33 PM

View PostNoirBass, on 16 December 2016 - 12:23 AM, said:

Nice one, just had to do these and you've saved me a job transcribing it. Thanks.

Anything to save people having to endure listening to these tunes too much!

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Posted 22 December 2016 - 04:03 PM

Used your transcriptions for a few gigs! They're great. What software and equipment do you use for transcribing?

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 10:42 AM

View Postdand666, on 22 December 2016 - 04:03 PM, said:

Used your transcriptions for a few gigs! They're great. What software and equipment do you use for transcribing?

Good to hear they're useful!

I use an old version of Sibelius for writing things out, other than that it's spotify > vox headphone amp > cheap headphones.

If I'm working on something that's really complicated then I'll use Quicktime 7 or the Tempo Slow iPad app to slow things down and loop sections.

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 11:03 AM

More festive tat:

Brenda Lee - Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree


Other new additions:

Did a gig with Suggs in October (CLANG!) so here are charts for Baggy Trousers and My Girl

LaBelle - Lady Marmalade (none other than George Porter Jr. on bass!)

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 05:00 PM

View PostTKenrick, on 23 December 2016 - 10:42 AM, said:

Good to hear they're useful!

I use an old version of Sibelius for writing things out, other than that it's spotify > vox headphone amp > cheap headphones.

If I'm working on something that's really complicated then I'll use Quicktime 7 or the Tempo Slow iPad app to slow things down and loop sections.

No midi keyboard?

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 07:59 PM

View Postdand666, on 11 January 2017 - 05:00 PM, said:

No midi keyboard?

Ah, that's the part I'd forgotten about! Yeah, midi keyboard and numeric keypad (for note lengths and articulation) are important parts of the Sibelius equation.

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Posted 11 January 2017 - 08:57 PM

Many thanks, much appreciated.
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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:44 PM

The site has had another facelift and is still having its 'back end' done up...

New transcription and play along video of Queen's 'Don't Stop Me Now':



Transcription pdf is HERE

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Posted 19 March 2017 - 05:36 PM

A massive thank you from me for the great work and generous share.
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Posted 20 March 2017 - 06:19 PM

View PostJohnR, on 19 March 2017 - 05:36 PM, said:

A massive thank you from me for the great work and generous share.

Cheers John, means a lot to get such positive feedback!

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Posted 31 March 2017 - 11:28 AM

How to 'fake' synth bass using an octave pedal on Clean Bandit's 'Rather Be:




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Posted 05 April 2017 - 08:14 AM

Nice. Have this at a gig coming up. Although they've changed the key <_<

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Posted 05 April 2017 - 12:26 PM

View Postdand666, on 05 April 2017 - 08:14 AM, said:

Nice. Have this at a gig coming up. Although they've changed the key <_<

Damn singers!

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Posted 14 April 2017 - 07:44 AM

Here are some thoughts about GAS and how to manage it:



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Here's some Herbie Hancock: Groove of The Week #42: 'Palm Grease'

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Posted 30 April 2017 - 12:09 PM

Something old, something new-ish:

Bob Babbitt's groove on 'Inner City Blues'

Grooving with harmonics: Squarepusher - 'Iambic 9 Poetry'





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