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Songs you can play and covers
« on: November 07, 2006, 10:45:14 pm »
By the commandment of Our All Mighty High Priest, I have opened this topic.
This is, as the title says, about the songs you can play.
I play bass... I've been playing for two months or so
I can play:
"My Hero" by Foo Fighters (You gotta start somewhere, don't you?)
And I'm learning how to play "Black Sun" by a band who does not need any presentation. I'll post a tab once I master it completely.

What about you, guys?
« Last Edit: October 26, 2008, 07:03:53 pm by The One »
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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2006, 10:49:39 pm »
Hi there,

I don't practice with my guitar as regularly as I ought to, but I do enjoy playing a song every now and then. For instance I like to strum "Ljusalfheim", and I'm still struggling to learn the intro of the "Siren". The latter has a bar or two that I just don't get right, but the rest sounds quite fine.

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2006, 11:01:49 pm »
I sing a lot, but also try to play bass sometimes. The effect of this "call it passion" is:

Celtic Frost - Sorrows of the Moon
Celtic Frost - Return to the Eve
Tiamat - Sleeping Beauty
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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2006, 11:04:43 pm »
Hey One!

I have played guitars for many years, and most of the stuff that I learned to play by other bands tended to be in my earlier days:
Lots of Black sabbath - and I mean LOTS of Sabbath!  Learning the riffs & especially the solos led to a much greater confidence from me in my own improvisations and writing.  In particular in the past I have recorded for fun my own full versions of:
Warning
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Paranoid
Hard Road
Symptom Of The Universe

btw my vocals suck!  Other Sabbath songs I remember learning include:
A National Acrobat
The Wizard
N.I.B.
War Pigs
Iron Man
Sweet Leaf
Electric Funeral
Looking For Today
Heaven & Hell
Neon Knights
Children of the Sea
Children of the Grave
Wheels of confusion
Snowblind
Under The Sun
Supernaut
Voodoo
...gah!  plus loads of other Sabbath tunes too.

Apart from Sabbath, I learned a few Priest tunes, a couple Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin...  most of the Powerslave album by Iron Maiden (I had a neat tab book for that album).  I then got heavily into the thrash of the 80's, bands like Slayer, Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Celtic Frost, Deathrow, but to be honest I forgotten how to play most of this stuff now  :-(
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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2006, 01:29:43 am »
Ok folks... I got a bass tab for Black Sun, I know it almost by heart now.
Here:
Therion- Black Sun
Bass tab

Tuning: Standard: EADG

Intro: keyboards and orchestra

Verse: “Black Sun rising…”                x2
G--------------------------------------------------------------------\
D--------------------------------------------------------------------\
A------1-1------1-1-2-2------2-2----------------------------------\
E--0-0------0-0-----------1-1-----1-1------------------------------\

Main riff and verse:                                          x4
G----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\
D-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------2-2-2-2-------------\
E--0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-5-5-5-5----0-0-0-0-2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3---------------------\

Inter riff:                                                             x2
G-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------\
A--0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0----------------------------0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0--2-2-2-2-2--2-2-2-2-2-\
E---------------------------0-0-0-0-0--0-0-0-0-0-----------------------------------------------------------\

(Repeat all except intro)

Outro:                     (Repeat until end)
G--------------------------------------------------------------------\
D--------------------------------------------------------------------\
A-----------1-1-1-1--2-2-2-2-------------------------------------\
E--0-0-0-0--------------------1-1-1-1-----------------------------\

I'll ask my teacher if he can help me figuring out the notes for "Quetzalcoatl"
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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2006, 08:23:57 am »
Congrats and thanks, One!

What do you think folks, can I try to play this on the first four strings of my acoustic guitar? They seem to have the same tuning.

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2006, 09:31:50 am »
Of course you can, Lucy,

the bass guitar is constructed like a regular guitar with the highest two strings missing and the remaining four tuned one octave down. You can also try to base power chords on these note.

One, congrats and thanks from me as well. :)

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2006, 10:30:05 am »
I'm an English killer and I don't know what does "to base power chords" on something means? :blush: Please, somebody enlight me!

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2006, 11:00:01 am »
Hi Lucy,

a power chord only consists of the base note and the fifth, for instance A and e, and perhaps another a (octave doubling). This particular power chord (A5) looks like this:

e--------------------------------------------------------------------\
b--------------------------------------------------------------------\
g----2----------------------------------------------------------------\
d----2---------------------------------------------------------------\
a----0-------------------------------------------------------------\
e------------------------------------------------------------------\

You can transpose this one, so ypu can play a C5 power chord like this:

e--------------------------------------------------------------------\
b--------------------------------------------------------------------\
g----5----------------------------------------------------------------\
d----5---------------------------------------------------------------\
a----3-------------------------------------------------------------\
e------------------------------------------------------------------\

By "base power chords on these notes" I mean to play the bass line, but to play the additional notes as well that turn it into power chords:

Verse: “Black Sun rising…”                x2
G--------3-3-
D--2-2--3-3-   and so on
A--2-2--1-1-
E--0-0-------

 I don't know if that will sound good, but it's worth an attempt. Probably one should rather play the riffs, but the bass notes at least give you a hint which chords might fit.

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2006, 11:13:50 am »
Wow! :bow: Thanks a lot!

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2006, 11:21:39 am »
Of course, Lucy,

you can as well try the "Black Sun"-tab from the official homepage. :)

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2006, 01:16:34 pm »
I...I cannot play anything...  :bye: Think I already mentioned my frustration of not learning to play the piano... *sigh*

Thanks Tequila!

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2006, 01:46:50 pm »
I don't play either :lol3: I have a guitar and I know very few things about it... Let's learn together, Ely! :)

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2006, 05:22:21 pm »
Good idea, Lucy... it's just that I prefer piano to guitar and besides, I don't have any kind of intrument, either I know how to play it or not :biggrin:

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2006, 05:30:20 pm »
I don't play and I am not gonna learn how to play. A friend showed me The Godfather theme and I played it well imo, it's very easy to learn.
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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2006, 10:01:38 pm »
Thanks guys, it actually just took two classes to learn. :biggrin:
If you could tame a monkey and teach it how to handle a bass, I bet it could play "Black Sun". :lol3:
As for now, in today's class I've decided to start with "Quetzalcoatl", the bass parts for the first minute are simpler than I believed.
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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2006, 09:34:33 am »
If you could tame a monkey and teach it how to handle a bass, I bet it could play "Black Sun". :lol3:

 :roll: So I'm hopeful! :lol3:

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2006, 10:17:43 am »
I can play the ending *solo* of In the desert of set at the piano :P

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2006, 10:52:30 am »
I can play the ending *solo* of In the desert of set at the piano :P

That part is great!!

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Re: Songs you can play
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2006, 03:15:17 pm »
That part is truly great, one of the best of the song :thumbup:, (besides the little bass solo and Chris' vocals :))
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