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Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Mon May 03, 2010 2:43 pm


stormvox

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Don't know where to put this. Move it if necessary. Thanks =)

Any help in this area? Just started bass, less than a year. I've been figuring out tabs on irregular basis but usually whenever I do, I can't get the exact note, but I can get the pitching right, so what happens is that if I shift the shape that I use to play to the correct root note, all the corresponding notes will generally be correct. Well I do go way off at times.

I thought that I could try and help to figure out some bass tabs. Always great to help out a great community. Happy

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Mon May 03, 2010 9:00 pm


Noodles

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Try to contact hessler or tsunvun, they both can tab songs very well and are great guitar/bass players.


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 6:34 am


asuna

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your music player EQ is your friend, if you're figuring out bass tabs Tongue

increase the lower frequencies so the bass notes come out clearer - won't make the song sound nice but it does help if you're having a hard time figuring out that note

most importantly is to find the root note. once that is done u can experiment with the fill ins and additional stuff, not necessarily to follow the original song, as long as it fits in. but of course i know some hardcore peeps out there who won't go for anything less than a perfect version

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 10:29 am


stormvox

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Thanks! But I must say. I haven't even played for even a year, maybe half a year at best? Do you mind telling me about the EQ for a loudest and clearest bass for Windows Media Player? I've figured out a couple of songs that aren't by SCANDAL.

Thanks beforehand. Really wanna be able to give something back to you guys here Happy

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 11:44 am


mikan

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thanks for mentioning our names Lale. xD

@topic
asuna is right about what he said. just some more tips.

your volume should not be too loud nor too low. it should blend with the
song you are trying to do. this helps me a lot. whenever I hit a wrong note I recognize it instantlly.

on your EQ boost your mid frequency as well. so it's like Low being on highest level then mid then high.

on your bass guitar set your tone control to bright if you are using a headphone to avoid that annoying low hum on warm setting..

then on most bass lines have some octaves. and some other songs are mostly octaves. so just experiment with what you think/feel is right.


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 11:51 am


stormvox

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Thanks a lot. For bass-wise I actually set it to my liking, which to me sounds very warm without being too muddy or sharp. What got me really confuse is the EQ setting for Windows Media Player. Some of the bass lines of SCANDAL's are hard to hear on my PC but post no problem when I'm hearing through earphones, though I can't always use them as I still need to wear headphones to play my bass, esp at night. It be nice if I knew which Hz value are considered the lower frequencies so I can increase only the bass to hear the bass lines better.

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 11:57 am


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Wow I just started manipulating the EQ when i was figuring out Listen!! few days ago.
For me usually I just boost the volume. Not much help here Tongue
With practice you will recognise the note by listening to the other instruments also.


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 12:17 pm


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@stormvox

thats good then. too warm tone sometimes makes it difficult to recognize a note
about the eq, is it a 7-band eq? if it is, put the low on max
then then the next one on 3/4 the the third one on 1/2. for the rest it's up to you.

@tsun

ive figured out Go! Go! Maniac!. xD check out my channel. Tongue


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 1:55 pm


stormvox

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@hessler - Checked out your secret base cover. It's great but it's kinda soft. Had to max out the volume. Clap

Anyway I'm still having the problem whereby I can get the right pitching but wrong notes, usually I would play one step lower. Back to practise I guess. Just curious. How long have you been on bass?

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 1:59 pm


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Can you explain a bit on what you mean by right pitch but wrong note?


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 2:03 pm


stormvox

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tsunvun86 wrote:Can you explain a bit on what you mean by right pitch but wrong note?

Like if I shift the shape I'm playing up the neck (usually) to the correct root note, then all the notes would be correct. So it's like if my root note is one step lower, all the corresponding notes are also one step lower than it should be. But I think I'll keep trying the simpler songs before moving on to SCANDAL's for now. I think for 6 months, I'm learning pretty slowly.

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 2:05 pm


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I think that means u have to train yr relative hearing... ability to determine the "distance" between notes (relative pitch). My policy is still practice practice practice Happy


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 2:09 pm


stormvox

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tsunvun86 wrote:I think that means u have to train yr relative hearing... ability to determine the "distance" between notes (relative pitch). My policy is still practice practice practice Happy

Yes doing so with whatever lil time I have. Design students are friggin zombies... We have no life other than design. My hands are on my bass as we speak. But I've only been on bass for like 6 months and that's my first instrument... This is gonna take a while xP

Thanks everyone!

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 2:27 pm


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thanks. :D in my opinion thats a bit loud considering it's a slow song. well it's always your personal preference anyway. xD I've been playing bass for 5yrs now I think? well not regularly because on my last band Im on rythm guitar but bass is my main instrument. Happy


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 2:35 pm


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WOw hess 5 years??? I just started like last december.


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 2:36 pm


stormvox

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hessler wrote:thanks. :D in my opinion thats a bit loud considering it's a slow song. well it's always your personal preference anyway. xD I've been playing bass for 5yrs now I think? well not regularly because on my last band Im on rythm guitar but bass is my main instrument. Happy

Maybe it's just me but I've always felt instrumental covers should be louder than usual, maybe to emphasize the instrument? You're right, it fits with song though. Really well in fact.

Just curious. Maybe a gauge to see how long it'll take to be as good as you? I'm still gonna go back to theory for the moment. Don't know why I just love music theory. I literally learned theory for 2 whole months, without playing any songs.

@tsunvun - man that's almost the same as me. You played other instruments before bass?

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 2:48 pm


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I played guitar.


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Tue May 04, 2010 3:03 pm


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@tsun
yeah, I first picked-up guitar then saw the bass and I thought "wow thats cool" xD then I forgot about the guitar. started on a beat-up fender jazz. xD it's after a year Ive learned guitar, because of our school requirment to play a song. (our final exam) xD

@stormvox
depends really. Ive read somewhere on net about this student from australia who just played bass for a year but damn he slaps damn better than me. xD


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Thu May 06, 2010 10:11 am


stormvox

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Wow. I guess everyone who plays bass that I know of started with guitar.

@hessler - Please don't tell me it's because you've never tried slapping thus he's better. Hmmm Maybe he's a Flea fan and for one year, slapping was almost all he did?

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Thu May 06, 2010 10:28 am


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I do slap. maybe he's got more funk than me. OMG


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Thu May 06, 2010 11:46 am


stormvox

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hessler wrote:I do slap. maybe he's got more funk than me. OMG

"Let the Booty Juices flow" - Flea. I guess some people are just made for funk, normal people have to train more for it? But you've got more scandal rock in you. Clap

Hope I can help the fantastic community here to tab songs asap. Happy

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Fri May 07, 2010 9:31 pm


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I guess so. xDD like this guy http://www.youtube.com/user/DavidSinRocks check him out. Amazed one of my inspirations.


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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Sat May 08, 2010 5:34 am


stormvox

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Yes yes. He's real good. His RHCP covers are just insane. On top of everything... He can sing and play bass, something a lot of people remarked is damn hard. Thus Tomo is awesome too Clap

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Re: Figuring out tabs?
Posted on Wed May 19, 2010 6:32 am


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i played it by ear.. but sometimest, it sucks>>>LOL!!!

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