I am not Lilah, but I could be
August 21, 2008 4:16 PM Subscribe
I'd like to be able to play "The Night" by Morphine
on the bass guitar, and other tunes that sound like that. Can you help me get started? Or find a better place to ask this question?
posted by Martin E. to Media & Arts (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I've been playing bass guitar for a few years, but just straightforward pop/rock and a little country/folk. I'd like to take a stab at moody-jazzy-postrock like "The Night" or "Audrey's Dance"
or this other bit
from Twin Peaks.
I'm mostly self-taught, but like to think I know a bit of theory. I'd like to think that if I had a nudge in the right direction I could pick it up. So an ideal answer might be something like:
"The Night" is B-Dorian/blues in Db composed of [this series of notes] with an occasional Eb thrown in, a standard i-v-VI progression for this type of music--see this URL for more on this style of music.
Although links to actual tab for these tunes (I did look already, but did not find) are certainly welcome. I do know this book
exists, but it's rather expensive at the moment.
Bonus (or alternate) question: What would be the best bass guitar forum on the web for someone who is a bit of a novice and not devoted to metal?