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Thread #40743   Message #644156
Posted By: RichM
06-Feb-02 - 06:39 PM
Thread Name: Chords ADD: Mary Ellen Carter (Stan Rogers)
Subject: RE: Tune Req: Mary Ellen Carter Bass tab????
I've used tab in guitar-ing, but not for bass. I find that root-fifth of the chord is a good starting pattern for the bassist, in a lot of songs in 4/4..then when he's comfortable with that, start adding bass runs(just like on guitar) between chords.

example: bass tuning is E-A-D-G, low to high:

a G accompaniment in 4/4 time would be, for instance, open G (high string),open D (next string lower), and repeat...till chord changes...