I belong to a couple bass forums - one is the one I used to learn basic bass techniques (I’m an old guitar player) and took an online course from another “cruise” bass player…. Great course that helped me transition into bass but…. I needed help with some ”transcriptions”….
Although I can ”fake“ a bunch of $hit because, well, I was a guitar player.. But, being a “new to the bass” bass player (even at 68), it kinda ain’t the same…. Greg, your transcriptions have helped me be a better bass player!!
i’ve always been able to use my ear to transcribe and play “by ear”, but now that I’m deaf in one ear, and can’t hear outta the other, having a bit of help with your transcriptions is a God Send!!
I have compared my transcriptions to yours, and some have been pretty “spot on”, and others…. Well, let’s just say that it’s a “toss up” on where and how I wanna hit the note - then again, my ears are old, and I am,…. an old former guitar player….
Anyway, I did put a plug in-for ya on Josh Fosgreens b2b bass website forum buddy…. Here it is…….
Thought it was time to resurrect this thread… (Accurate Online Bass Tabs)
Although I use a couple different transcription applications to create my bass lines, there have been a few Intermediate to Advanced songs that I needed a bit of help with….. For those songs, I have been double checking my transcriptions with Greg Fairweather.
Greg was a cruise bassist (kinda like our b2b teacher @JoshFossgreen), and is from Canada. He’s not a “teacher”, but his passion is in “transcriptions”.
I have shared information with Greg (who also has a website) and we both use the same transcription tools.
What’s even cooler is the fact that he actually plays his transcriptions on his YouTube channel so you can hear and see what he does…. Not only that, he will actually reply to you personally with any questions, comments, or whatever…. A true cool dude… AND has a really good bass ear - especially useful to someone like myself who is still developing theirs…
He takes requests for transcriptions, but only does 3-4 per week, and if he doesn’t wanna do a request transcription, he will reply back and say that he won’t do it - mostly because it might not be something that he’s not comfortable doing…. (He draws the line)…
He does charge for his transcriptions, bit his transcriptions are in either “Music Note” or “Music Note and Tab” form so that anyone who reads either note or tab can download his transcriptions…
Price is either $3 or $4 per song depending on the difficulty…. A small price to pay for more accurate tabs and sheet music….
Oh, I’m not advertising for Greg or anything, it’s just that sometimes some of us wanna move further into our bass playing journey and need other avenues to use in order to expand our talents….
Keep On Thumpin’!
Lanny :) I'm almost speechless. Thank you so very much. I really, really appreciate this. You've truly made my day :) Good luck with your progress and as I think you already know, if you have any questions or if I can be of any help, please message me. Sincerely and best regards :) Greg