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I need help tabbing a song

BashBorn3
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10 months ago
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Hi everyone! I’m new to bass, been playing for 4 months now, and I really like lots of punk songs to play. Since I’m new to all this I don’t have the ear to really pick out the notes in songs, I was wondering if I could ask anyone with a better ear to help me tab out some music.
The song/album is Paranoid Time by Minutemen. It is 7 songs and a total length of 6 minutes 39 seconds. It doesn’t seem to difficult but I really don’t know which, is why I’m asking for some help.
jassie sm
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Hi, you simply make a request. It's next to the button BEGINNERS at the top of this site.
Must say The Minutemen good choice but this may look easy but it's not. Mike Watt is one of the best bass players all time, punk does not mean easy. But good luck and request one song at the time is my advice.
I'm used to playing by ear. I just start the song and try to play along. After a few times I get a picture of the structure and the notes. If some notes remain, I open the song with the freeware program Audacity and play it at a lower speed.
The bass in the songs you mention, is pretty prominent. Shouldn't be too much of a problem. Great bass player by the way.
ekvirtanen
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New band to me, but i listened some old recording at youtube of it.
Im away from home, so cant try it out. But if you start with A, and then use D & E properly i think you get atleast close to how it's played. And now im talking about a song named Validation. Feels like the main song goes as AAAA-DDDD-EE EE (not at all lol. Check post below)

It's hard to say, since im listening it via laptop speakers. But try to find the first chord, after that it gets easier since there is not many chords in that song.
LoudLon [moderator]
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Normally I'd shut a tab request post down and point the OP to the request link atop the page instead (that's what it's there for, after all) but this one slipped by me. Since it already has some responses, I'll leave it be. But in the future, please direct any tab requests to the request link at the top of the page. Thanks.
ekvirtanen
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Sime56
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I'm also new to bass and have found humming the note into my tuning app pretty good as it tells me what the note is,then i can find it and play it.Obviously you have to break it down and hum each one but it works quite well.
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I'm also new to bass and have found humming the note into my tuning app pretty good as it tells me what the note is,then i can find it and play it.Obviously you have to break it down and hum each one but it works quite well.
I think when you try to find the note on the bass instead, you might develop playing by ear rather quickly.
LoudLon [moderator]
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I think when you try to find the note on the bass instead, you might develop playing by ear rather quickly.

This. You're not going to be much use in a jam or live situation if you have to stop and hum a note into an app. You hear a note, you pluck until you find it. You learn by doing, not by letting an app do it for you.

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