#1
for my music course

I gotta play shake, rattle and roll on the bass

link to song
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uo_vvA_lzEY

Theres no tab for it and I only a Chord sheet,

http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/b/bill_haley_and_the_comets/shake_rattle_and_roll_crd.htm

now I can play my own thing using a chord sheet, but I wanna try work it out of whats in the song where do I start could anyone be able to tab it out for me.

Thanks.
#3
Just take the chords, make a note bank, and work off of that.
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#4
Presumably you have a recording of it, download Audacity. Import the mp3 into there. Use the slow tempo effect, this will slow down the track wothout changing pitch, so work it'll be easier to work out.
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#5
if a chord sheet says e does that mean I start on the e note no matter what ?
#6
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if a chord sheet says e does that mean I start on the e note no matter what ?



No, but the notes played will be based around an E major chord.
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#7
does that mean i can only use the notes that are made up of a e major chord
#8
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does that mean i can only use the notes that are made up of a e major chord



No you can use any of the 12 notes that there are, but its most likely to be those based about E.
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#9
I'd imagine it would be much easier to just write down all the root notes first and play the song like that, then when you have that down you can change it around from there. I'm no master on thoery and all that though so maybe I don't know what I'm talking about.
#10
Don't rely on tabs so much. It's not helpful in the long run. Besides, that's just a walking bassline. There's not a set bassline for that kind of stuff. Read up a little on that topic about jazz bass and maybe it'll help you out or something.
#11
Seeing it's just a 12 bar blues chord sequence, you can be safe by sticking to the pentatonic shapes of the roots.
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#12
when you go from chours back into verse you don't play e again and go straight into the a right.
#13
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No you can use any of the 12 notes that there are, but its most likely to be those based about E.


There's only 11
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^um.. C C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B.. I count twelve?

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#17
Silly boys everyone knows there are 13 notes

An F# can induce orgasm, and a Gb cannot, therefore they must be different!!

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And it is a walking bassline, so you really don't have to play it EXACTLY the same.