Bass for Not Fade Away

Bass for Not Fade Away

Postby FractalEye » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:06 am

I'd like to play the Bass on Not Fade Away.
Can any of you help me figure out what to play?
I realize the basic chords are E A D, but what's Phil playing?
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Re: Bass for Not Fade Away

Postby mkaufman » Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:57 am

Play E Mixolydian (E major scale with a flatted 7th, which are the same notes as the A major scale).

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Re: Bass for Not Fade Away

Postby JamminJommy » Sat Aug 20, 2011 11:01 am

I might also suggest to use that flatted 7th sparingly. Generally is has a major and pentatonic feel. Phil keeps his part like a hybrid of a lead guitar part and a walking bass line, generally speaking. Just my thoughts.


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Re: Bass for Not Fade Away

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:16 am

Somewhere around here I wrote a big Phil maniphesto. Mixolydian is true, or you can think of it as a major pentatonic since really the 4th and 7th of the mixolydian scale should be used sparingly.

I made this video a while back for Iko Iko... it's similar enough that it should point you in the right direction.

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