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Persistence

Sunday, June 29th, 2014

I love that song by Tom Petty; I Won’t Back Down. It taps into that primal urge to face off against an adversary. It gives me focus. It’s the answer I need to those distractions that keep creeping into my life. I took a moment from writing this entry to add tags. When I came to one of my favorite tags, 70’s Rock, I felt it necessary to google the song. It was released in ’89 and the article is worth reading: http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=1070
There is a lot about how people used the song as an anthem. That strikes me as counterintuitive. If you’re really having your convictions tested you shouldn’t have an army of believers standing with you. I still love the song though there is a chance that Tom Petty was consciously writing an anthem.

The Pretender Bass/Jackson Brown

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Pretender – Bass

Hotel California

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

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This song lends itself to using the loop station. I haven’t tried using my octave multiplier to add a bass part to the loop but, I hope it will work.  I noticed that measure 69 and 70 should outline an e minor chord rather than an F# chord.  Just move those 2 measures down a whole step (2 frets) and it will sound a whole lot better.  There are probably repeats further on in the piece but, I haven’t looked for them yet.

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Sunday, August 9th, 2009

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Nobody But You

Monday, June 29th, 2009

nobody-but-you-bass-w_tabs

Daytripper

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

daytripper-fo-fretless-ebass

Won’t Back Down

Sunday, May 17th, 2009

wontbackdownmid-bass-w_tab

wontbackdownpdf-bass

I have this song with tabs because Scott liked to read tabs.  The notation is still there and unlike every tab with notation I’ve ever seen this one has all the notes agreeing with the tabs.  That’s because my notation program automatically creates tabs.  If you’re new to reading notation this is a good way to start.  It’s easy to play, repetative and if you look at the notes as you play it you’ll learn to recognize them.

Suite Judy Blue Eyes

Tuesday, May 12th, 2009

suite-judy-blue-eyesmid-bass

I found this midi file at this link

http://midi.homemusician.net/c/crosby_still_nash_and_young/suite_judy_blue_eyes.html

It was originally in E but, I transposed it to D.  I think Crosby Stills and Nash used a capo to bring the guitar part up a whole step but, I have enough of a problem hitting some of those high notes so, I’ll just do the guitar part without a capo.

Your Mama Don’t Dance

Friday, May 1st, 2009

your-mama-dont-dance-bass

Thinking of You

Friday, May 1st, 2009

thinking_of_youmid-bass