FREE STUFF - TRANSCRIPTIONS

Please find below our growing collection of free transcriptions to popular songs several artists and authors have contributed, all available for download at no cost - a big thanks to each of you!

If you have something you would like to contribute, share or know of, please let us know. You get full credit - and the opportunity to assist your fellow brothers in bass.

NEWEST TRANSCRIPTIONS ADDED
Bass Transcription
during solo of The Beatles'
Lovely Rita
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com., and the titles we have available at BassBooks.com

This includes both the Bass transcription during the solo section of The Beatles Lovely Rita, as well as the MP3 of the isolated Bass line!
Bass Transcription to
' So What'
by Paul Chambers
This transcription is compliments of Peter Bierma, at www.The BassCase.com and author of SIGHT READING PRACTICE MATERIAL FOR BASS,and SIGHT READING WORKOUT FOR BASS: ACCIDENTALS and SIGHT READING WORKOUT: 101 BASS LINES.

This transcription features the 9+ minute opening track on the best selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis 1959 Kind of Blue, titled “So What.”


CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ERIC BEAULE (www.PlayBassLines.com)
Bass Transcription
of Eric Claption's
It Hurts me Too
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.
This includes the main Bass transcription of the Bass line, as well as the song itself!

Everything we've been fortunate to receive from Eric, has been great, and this month's feature is sure to be enjoyed as well. Do check it out.
Bass Transcription
during solo of Foghat's
It Hurts me Too
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.
This includes both the Bass transcription during the solo section of Foghat's It Hurts Me Too, as well as the song itself! While this isn't the complete transcription, it gives a great jump start - and an excellent exercise, towards learning the rest of the song, coming up with your own interpretation.

Everything we've been fortunate to receive from Eric, has been great, and this month's feature is sure to be enjoyed as well. Do check it out.
Bass Transcription
of Led Zeppelin's
The Ocean
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.
This includes the Bass transcription to John Paul Jones great line on the Ocean - written in standard notation and TAB!

Blues In The Closet -
Oscar Pettiford
Bass Solo Transcription
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.
Transcription of Oscar Pettiford's acoustic bass solo for his original song "Blues in the Closet" featured on the 1954 Album "The Tal Farlow Album"
Jaco Pastorius
Bass Solo Transcription
of Havona
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.
One of but many great transcriptions - you need to check out the website.
Great stuff there.
Jeff Berlin
Bass Solo Transcription
of Bach from
Pump it
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.
Not only is the transcription awesome in itself, you need to check out the website.
He offers several other transcriptions, plus a really neat pay-for section.
Led Zeppelin
Bass Transcription
of All My Love_Synth Solo
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.
Visit his website for the corresponding video lesson/tutorial.
The whole website is a great resource - do check it out.
Oscar Pettiford
Bass Solo Transcription to
The Man I Love
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.
This transcription is for one of the first EVER recorded Oscar Pettiford bass solo. It was featured on a Coleman Hawkins Record called Classic Tenors in 1943. Oscar was only 21 yrs old at the time, and he blazed thru that 206 bpm song. This is my rendition of his solo with my 1963 Fender P-Bass with flat-wound strings. Below you will find my transcription of his bass solo in both standard notation and with TAB. Enjoy!
The Beatles - Something
Bass Transcription
This month's transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com.

Transcription of Paul McCartney's bass line for Something, featured on the 1969 Abbey Road album.
Bass Transcription
during solo of The Beatles'
Lovely Rita
This transcription is compliments of Eric Beaule, at www.PlayBassLines.com., and the titles we have available at BassBooks.com

This includes both the Bass transcription during the solo section of The Beatles Lovely Rita, as well as the MP3 of the isolated Bass line!

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PETER BIERMA (www.The BassCase.com)
Bass Transcription
to Hi-De-Ho by Blood,
Sweat, & Tears
(Bass by Jim Fielder)
This transcription is compliments of Peter Bierma, at www.The BassCase.com and author of SIGHT READING PRACTICE MATERIAL FOR BASS and SIGHT READING WORKOUT FOR BASS: ACCIDENTALS.

This is the full transcription of Jim Fielder’s great bass line on track “Hi-De-Ho” on the album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. The song clocks at around 4:25. Enjoy!!
Bass Transcription
to Drive My Car
by The Beatles
This transcription is compliments of Peter Bierma, at www.The BassCase.com and author of SIGHT READING PRACTICE MATERIAL FOR BASS and SIGHT READING WORKOUT FOR BASS: ACCIDENTALS.

This is the full transcription of Drive My Car by the Beatles - Enjoy!!
Bass Transcriptions
to several
Michael Jackson songs
This transcription is compliments of Peter Bierma, at www.The BassCase.com and author of SIGHT READING PRACTICE MATERIAL FOR BASS and SIGHT READING WORKOUT FOR BASS: ACCIDENTALS.

This includes Beat It, Don't Stop Til Yu Get Enough, Thriller, Shake Your Body, P.Y.T. (Pretty Little Thing) - Enjoy!!
Bass Transcription to
' So What'
by Paul Chambers
This transcription is compliments of Peter Bierma, at www.The BassCase.com and author of SIGHT READING PRACTICE MATERIAL FOR BASS,and SIGHT READING WORKOUT FOR BASS: ACCIDENTALS and SIGHT READING WORKOUT: 101 BASS LINES.

This transcription features the 9+ minute opening track on the best selling jazz album of all time, Miles Davis 1959 Kind of Blue, titled “So What.”
 


CONTRIBUTIONS FROM PAUL WOLFE (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com)
Alright Now
by
Free

(transcription by Paul Wolfe)

This month features another fantastic analysis of a song, compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com). Featured this month is Alright Now by Free.

This lesson includes a video to better illustrate the approach to the song, and it's parts. As with all of Paul's teachings, it's an excellent lesson - and a great treat, in being able to share it with everybody.

Click Here To Visit Paul's Website for other great/educational bass stuff.

Billie Jean & Bad
by
Michael Jackson

(transcription by Paul Wolfe)

This month features another fantastic transcription, Compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com). Featured this month are Billie Jean & Bad by Michael Jackson.

The transcription is presented in TAB and standard notation only. Tabbed positions marked out are where I’d probably play it...but you may want to experiment depending on your fingering system, hand size and scale of your bass.

Click Here To Visit Paul's Website for other great/educational bass stuff.
Hold On I'm Coming
by
Duck Dunn

(transcription by
Paul Wolfe)

This month features another fantastic analysis of a song, compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com). Featured this month is Hold On I'm Coming by Duck Dunn.
This lesson includes a video to better illustrate the approach to the song, and it's parts. As with all of Paul's teachings, it's an excellent lesson - and a great treat, in being able to share it with everybody.

Click Here To Visit Paul's Website for other great/educational bass stuff.
Hungry Heart
by
Bruce Springsteen

(Bass line by Garry Tallent)
(transcription by Paul Wolfe)

This month features another fantastic transcription, Compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com). Featured this month is Hungry Heart by Bruce Springsteen (Bass lines by Garry Tallent).

The transcription is presented in notation only, and then notation with bass tab. Tabbed positions marked out are where I’d probably play it...but you may want to experiment depending on your fingering system, hand size and scale of your bass.

Click Here To Visit Paul's Website for other great/educational bass stuff.
I Can't Turn You Loose
by
Otis Redding

(transcription by Paul Wolfe)

This month features another fantastic analysis of a song, compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com). Featured this month is I Can't turn You Loose by Otis Redding.

This lesson includes a video to better illustrate the approach to the song, and it's parts. As with all of Paul's teachings, it's an excellent lesson - and a great treat, in being able to share it with everybody.

Click Here To Visit Paul's Website for other great/educational bass stuff.

Should I Stay or Should I Go
by The Clash
(Bass line by Paul Simonon)
(transcription by Paul Wolfe)


Rock The Casbah
by The Clash
(Bass line by Paul Simonon)
(transcription by Paul Wolfe)
This month features 2 fantastic transcriptions, Compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com). Featured this month are Should I Stay or Should I Go and Rock The Casbah by The Clash (Bass lines by Paul Simonon).

There is also a video lesson on your tube (here), for Should I Stay or Should I Go.

Each transcription is presented in notation only, and then notation with bass tab. Tabbed positions marked out are where I’d probably play it...but you may want to experiment depending on your fingering system, hand size and scale of your bass.

Click Here To Visit Paul's Website for other great/educational bass stuff.
Signed Sealed Delivered
by
Stevie Wonder

(transcription by Paul Wolfe)

This month features another fantastic transcription, Compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com). Featured this month is Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Stevie Wonder.

This lesson includes a pdf transcription (presented in TAB and standard notation), as a downloadable pdf. Additionally, Paul provides 2 videos to better illustrate the approach to the song. All together, it's an excellent lesson - and a great treat, in being able to share it with everybody.

Click Here To Visit Paul's Website for other great/educational bass stuff.


What's Going On

What's Going On
by Donnie Hathaway
(Bass line by Willie Weeks)
(transcription by Paul Wolfe)
We've got another special treat this month in the Free Stuff zone.

Compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com), this month features a free transcription of What's Going On by Donnie Hathaway (Bass line by Willie Weeks).

As Paul details in the introduction of the transcription:
Donnie Hatheway’s version of What’s Going On - from the live album of 1974 - is a very cool remake of an already very cool original! The bass line has a very subtle swing 16th note feel which I’ve not noted on the score. So when you interpret it please bear that in mind. And it’s a serious
groove masterclass.

A lot of contemporary hip hop/r&b type bass lines have a swing 16th note feel. And you can find this feel in “smooth jazz” too. The bass line that Willie Weeks plays is very, very cool. There is a ton of stuff you could take from this to work on in your own playing.

I’ve been working on the transcription on and off for four months or so. Please note that I consider this a first draft - at some stage I’ll take another detailed pass, there are a few bars where I want to relook at the rhythmic notation.

The transcription is presented in notation, and then notation with tab. The tabbed positions reflect my current pre-occupation with playing in first position - feel free to change it around to suit your own fingering system and fretboard scale.

Click Here For Your Free Copy and Click Here To Visit Paul's Website!


You're My Everything

You’re My Everything
by The Temptations
(Bass line by James Jamerson)
(transcription by Paul Wolfe)
We've got another special treat this month in the Free Stuff zone.

Compliments of Paul Wolfe (www.How-To-Play-Bass.com), this month features a free transcription of You’re My Everything by The Temptations (Bass line by James Jamerson).

As Paul details in the introduction of the transcription:
It’s the kind of mid tempo song that doesn’t seem to exist anymore - and the one and only James Jamerson was the bassist on the track.

There’s a great version of this track on the outstanding Deluxe 2 CD version
of “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown” - the CD that came out just after the acclaimed documentary film of the same name - and that version has been remixed and just has vocals and bass. If you don’t have this CD you should head over to Amazon and get it - there’s quite a few tracks that have been remixed to strip away some of the instruments and make Jamerson’s bass lines really audible.

Here’s how the transcription lays out:
Letter A: Intro - 0.00
Letter B: Verse 1 - 0.14
Letter C: Chorus 1 - 0.35
Letter D: Verse 2 - 0.54
Letter E: Chorus 2 - 1.14
Letter F: Bridge - 1.34
Letter G: Verse 3 - 2.03
Letter H: Chorus 3 - 2.23
Letter I: Outro - 2.42

I’ve provided the transcription in notation - and in notation with tab. The tabbed positions I’ve indicate aren’t where I think Jamerson originally played it, but are positions that suit my own fingering system. Depending on the size of your hands, your fingering system and the scale of your bass, you may want to change this around.

Click Here For Your Free Copy and Click Here To Visit Paul's Website!


EXISTING COLLECTION
AC/DC Back In Black (written in standard notation/no tab - requires you know how to read music).
Barney Miller TV Show Theme Mike Cornelison (author of several titles including Classical Materpieces for Electric Bass) provides a transcription to the classic Bass line from the TV Show Barney Miller.

Transcription includes Bass line (in both standard notation & TAB) along with the song in MP3 and MIDI formats.

For those not familiar with this classic track/TV show (meaning you are younger than us), click here for more details and information.
Bon Jovi Keep The Faith (written in standard notation/no tab - requires you know how to read music).
Brown, James I Got You (I feel good) (written in standard notation/no tab - requires you know how to read music).
Mike Cornelison Mike Cornelison (author of several titles including Classical Materpieces for Electric Bass) provides a self-written arrangement called Hopalong Smashidy.

Transcription includes Bass line (in both standard notation & TAB) along with the song in MP3 format.
Mike Cornelison Mike Cornelison (author of several titles including Classical Masterpieces for Electric Bass, Classical Masterpieces for Electric Bass Vol. II and Arpeggio Woodshedding) provides a self-written arrangement called Turn Out The Lights, The Party's Over.

Transcription includes Bass line (in both standard notation & TAB) along with the song in MP3 format.
Miles Davis Arranged and performed by Chuck Bianchi (author of Exposed & Beyond Basslines) is a solo Bass arrangement of Miles Davis's Tune Up! Includes pdf transcription and MP3 performance! Click here to download both in 1 zip file.
Henrik
Deleuran
Henrik Deleuran (author of BassLine 1) provides a Fretless Bass educational transcription for the self-authored song: BassinClub.

Transcription includes full the music score written in both standard notation & TAB, 3 MP3 files (normal tempo w/ Bass, normal tempo w/out Bass, slow tempo w/ Bass) and supporting/explanation notes.
Check it out just for the music alone - it's great!
Henrik
Deleuran
Henrik Deleuran (author of BassLine 1) provides a Fretless Bass educational transcription for the self-authored song: BassinTrouble.

Transcription includes full the music score written in both standard notation & TAB, 3 MP3 files (normal tempo w/ Bass, normal tempo w/out Bass, slow tempo w/ Bass) and supporting/explanation notes.
Henrik
Deleuran
Henrik Deleuran (author of BassLine 1) provides an educational transcription tour de force for a self-authored song: Colour.

Transcription includes full the music score written in both standard notation & TAB, 3 MP3 files (normal tempo w/ Bass, normal tempo w/out Bass, slow tempo w/ Bass) and supporting/explanation notes.
Henrik
Deleuran
Henrik Deleuran (author of BassLine 1) provides a Harmonic Bass educational transcription for the self-authored song: Groovy Angels.

Transcription includes full the music score written in both standard notation & TAB, 3 MP3 files (normal tempo w/ Bass, normal tempo w/out Bass, slow tempo w/ Bass) and supporting/explanation notes.
Henrik
Deleuran
Henrik Deleuran (author of BassLine 1) provides a Fretless Bass educational transcription for the self-authored song: Rush Hour.

Transcription includes full the music score written in both standard notation & TAB, 3 MP3 files (normal tempo w/ Bass, normal tempo w/out Bass, slow tempo w/ Bass) and supporting/explanation notes.
Henrik
Deleuran
Henrik Deleuran (author of BassLine 1) provides an educational transcription tour de force for a self-authored song: Summer Song.

Transcription includes full the music score written in both standard notation & TAB, 3 MP3 files (normal tempo w/ Bass, normal tempo w/out Bass, slow tempo w/ Bass) and supporting/explanation notes.
Dr. Dre Collection of bass lines from Dr. Dre's album: The Chronic
English Beat Collection of bass lines from the English Beat
Gene Autry,
Oakley Haldeman
Arranged by Norm Stockton (author of the Groovin' For Heaven DVDs) is Here Comes Santa Claus, the 4 Bass version!
George Harrison (arranged & performed by Chuck Bianchi),
Arranged and performed by Chuck Bianchi (author of Exposed & Beyond Basslines) is a solo Bass arrangement of George Harrison's classic While My Guitar Gently Weeps! Includes pdf transcription and MP3 performance! Click here to download both in 1 zip file. You can also hear this featured on our MySpace page.
Sebastien Husson
(Jurassic Funk)

This month features a new transcription, compliments of Sebastien Husson (www.JurassicFunk.com). Featured this month is their song Puppet Mastery. The transcription is presented in notation and tab, making it easy to follow and learn. Puppet Master is featured in the June 2011 months PodCast, and has been added to the BassPod. So check those out, to hear a copy (and have it to play along with).

Click Here To Visit Sebastien's website for some great music and band info.

J.S. Bach Fugue 10
No Doubt Don't Speak
Queen Don't Stop Me Know
Rage Against The Machine Bombtrack (written in standard notation/no tab - requires you know how to read music).
Rush Collection of Geddy Lee bass lines
The Jam In the City (written in standard notation/no tab - requires you know how to read music).
The Police Walking on the Moon (written in standard notation/no tab - requires you know how to read music).
Vivaldi, Antonio Mandolin Concerto in C, 1.Allegro compiled and arranged by our good friend Mike Cornelison. Zip file includes both transcription and MIDI file!
Wonder, Stevie I Was Made To Love Her, recorded by James Jamerson and transcribed by Rod Goelz, author of the Basses Loaded series.
(written in standard notation/no tab - requires you know how to read music)