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Frank Höfliger - Bassplayer

Frank the BASS

transcriptions

Transcribing is a great way of learning about music. It doesn't really matter, if you write it down nice and neat like I did, or just hit the repeat button on your stereo and play a long over and over until you have everything together, as long as you commit yourself to what is going on! Just do it! Have fun!


Throw away your TV

Throw away your television - Intro

bass-solo by
Flea


Flea is a great player, very versatile and unique. I love his often unconvential basslines! This is a fast one! It's the intro from the version "live at Hyde Park". Be careful, don't loose the beat!





Barbary Coast

Barbary Coast

bassline by
Jaco Pastorius


Here comes Jaco! This is from his first record with Weather Report released in 1976. He starts of with one of his signature licks and then goes of to his famous 16th-note fingerstyle funklines. Similar to "Come on, come over" from his first solo album, but a bit slower!




Days of wine and roses

Days of wine and roses

bass-solo by
Jaco Pastorius


This is late Jaco, recorded in 1986 with drummer Brian Melvin and pianist Jon Davis. Jaco has been through a lot by then, but you can still the genius on this old standard.





Light of Day

Light of Day - live

bass-solo by
George McArdle


In 1980 Little River Band recorded their live album Backstage Pass. Here you can see how George took his solo from the studio album (1978) to another level! It's all about sticking with your phrases! Good things grow!





Light of Day -studio

Light of Day- studio

bass-solo by
George McArdle


This is from the Little River Band album Sleeper Catcher, recorded in 1978 and shows George beautifully improvising with his frettless on a two bar vamp. Ken (Toronto, Canada), Thank You for the tip!





Night Moods

Night Moods

bassline by
Anthony Jackson


Anthony is one of my favorite bass players, when it comes to having an unique own style. Check him out! This is from Chaka Khan's - What Cha Gonna Do For Me -





Upside Down

Upside Down

bassline by
- ??? -


This is a remake of a Diana Ross soul classic. Bernhard Edwards played on the original, I'm not quiet sure, who is playing here, but Bernhard is present anyway! This remake is by Risquée.





Get here

Get here

bassline by
Pino Palladino


This is a real frettless beauty by another unique bassplayer, Mr. Pino Palladino. Remember Paul Young? This one is on a Oleta Adams record.






Tutu Live

Tutu Live

bass-solo by
Marcus Miller


Here is Marcus, the guy who has it all!! What a sound, what a feel, what a guy! Work on your palm-mute technique, and be careful..! This one is on Marcus - Live und More -





What is hip?

What is hip?

bassline by
Rocco Francis Prestia


This one is for all of you out there, that have been bored by the above. It is a little "bright", by a great band (Tower of Power) and bass-player! Get the records!






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